Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is again a presidential hopeful in the 2012 election. It will be his second race for the office; he also entered the primary in 2008. Born and raised in Michigan, he is a graduate of Brigham Young University, Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School. During his undergraduate years he married his wife, Ann, and together they have five sons.
Besides being the son of former Michigan Governor, George Romney, Mitt Romney maintained a fairly low profile until he took over as president of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee in preparation for the 2002 Winter Olympics. Before he took the position there were ethical and financial concerns about the games, but Romney spearheaded a successful event.
On a new wave of notoriety, Romney was elected as governor of Massachusetts in 2003, and is remembered for reducing a $3 billion deficit and passing a type of universal healthcare legislation.