Politician and Democrat who became the Governor of Illinois in 2009 after the previous Governor, Rod Blagojevich, was impeached and removed from office following accusations that he tried to sell President Barack Obama's former Illinois Senate seat to the highest bidder. He was elected to his first full term as Governor in 2010.
He attended Northwestern University School of Law.
He has served as State Treasurer from 1991 to 1995.
Has two children with his wife Julie Hancock.
He replaced Rod Blagojevich as Governor.