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Biographical details about Mo. governor candidates

By The Associated Press

NAME: Bill Randles

AGE: 49. Born June 15, 1963, in Springdale, Ark.

HOME: North Kansas City.

POLITICAL PARTY: Republican.

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in communications and psychology, Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar; master's degree in communication studies, Baylor University; law degree, Harvard University.

EXPERIENCE: Resigned in 2008 as a partner at the Kansas City law firm of Shook, Hardy & Bacon; previously worked at the St. Louis law firm of Lewis & Rice.

FAMILY: Wife, Bev. One son.

WEBSITE: http://www.billrandles.com

NAME: Fred Sauer.

AGE: 67. Born March 30, 1945, in St. Louis.

HOME: Creve Coeur.

POLITICAL PARTY: Republican.

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in economics, Yale University; master's degree in business administration, Stanford University.

EXPERIENCE: Founded Orion Investment Co. in 1981 after working in finance for other companies; officer in the U.S. Navy, 1969-1972.

FAMILY: Wife, Mary Jo. Four children.

WEBSITE: http://www.fredsauerformissouri.com

NAME: Dave Spence

AGE: 54. Born Feb. 28, 1958, in St. Louis.

HOME: Ladue

POLITICAL PARTY: Republican.

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in home economics, University of Missouri-Columbia.

EXPERIENCE: Stepped down last year as president and CEO of Alpha Packaging, which he bought in 1985; also has served as chairman of Legacy Packaging and on the board of Reliance Bancshares.

FAMILY: Wife, Suzie. Four children.

WEBSITE: http://www.spenceforgovernor.com

NAME: Jay Nixon

AGE: 56. Born Feb. 13, 1956, in De Soto.

HOME: Jefferson City.

POLITICAL PARTY: Democrat.

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in political science and law degree, both from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

EXPERIENCE: Missouri governor, 2009-present; attorney general, 1993-2009; Missouri Senate, 1987-1993; worked as attorney in private practice after law school.

FAMILY: Wife, Georganne. Two sons.

WEBSITE: http://jaynixon.com

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