NAME: Timothy James Pawlenty
AGE: 50, born Nov. 27, 1960 in South St. Paul, Minn.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree, University of Minnesota, 1983; law degree, University of Minnesota Law School, 1986.
CAREER: Attorney at Lefevere, Lefler, Kennedy, O'Brien & Drawz 1984-1986; Attorney and eventually partner at Rider, Bennett, Egan & Arundel 1989-2000; Vice president for corporate development at WIZMO, Inc. 2000-2002; Served on Eagan planning commission and later city council 1988-1992; Minnesota House member 1993-2002, including four years as majority leader; Minnesota governor 2003-2011.
FAMILY: Wife, Mary; two daughters, Anna and Mara.
QUOTE: "We've had enough of the hype and speeches filled with rhetoric that soars _ but takes us in the wrong direction."