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Kit Bond | Fired Up! Missouri
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Kit Bond

  • Office Held: U.S. Senate, 1986-until his retirement in 2011; Committees: Appropriations; Select Intelligence Committee.
  • Party: Republican
  • Home City & County: Mexico, Missouri
  • Education: Deerfield Academy, 1956; Princeton, 1960; University of Virginia (1963) graduating first in his class.
  • Previous Elected Office: State Auditor, 1970-1972; Governor, 1973-1977 and 1981-1985.
  • Birth date & Place: May 6, 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Family: Wife (1) Carolyn; (2) Linda; one married son, Samuel. 
  • Religion: Presbyterian
  • Occupation: attorney
  • Work Experience: Asst. Attorney General, 1969-1970 under Attorney General John Danforth.
  • Percentage in Last Election:  56% against Democrat Nancy Farmer.
  • Accomplishments:
    • At 33 years of age, Bond was the youngest governor in the history of Missouri.
    • Bond ran for congress in 1968; he won the primary and nearly beat incumbent Congressman Bill Hungate, winning 48% of the vote.
    • In 1976, Bond was defeated for re-election by Joe Teasdale, but made a successful comeback in 1980 to reclaim the governorship.
    • In 1980, Bond defeated Teasdale 52.6% to 47%.
    • In 1986, Bond defeated Harriett Woods 52.6% to 47.4%.
    • In 1992, Bond defeated Geri Rothman-Serot 51.9% to 44.9%.
    • In 1998, Bond defeated Jay Nixon 52.7% to 43.8%.
    • In 2004, Bond defeated Nancy Farmer 56% to 42.8%.

 

 

 

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