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Jack Markell
73rd Governor of Delaware
Assumed office
January 20, 2009
Lieutenant Matthew Denn
Preceded by Ruth Ann Minner
Succeeded by John Carney (elect)
Chair of the National Governors Association
In office
July 15, 2012 â€“ August 4, 2013
Preceded by Dave Heineman
Succeeded by Mary Fallin
Treasurer of Delaware
In office
January 16, 1999 â€“ January 20, 2009
Governor Tom Carper
Ruth Ann Minner
Preceded by Janet Rzewnicki
Succeeded by Velda Jones-Potter
Personal details
Born Jack Alan Markell
(1960-11-26) November 26, 1960 (age 56)
Newark, Delaware, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Carla Smathers
Children 2
Residence Governor’s Mansion
Alma mater Brown University (BA)
University of Chicago (MBA)
Website Government website
Campaign website

Delaware is the only state east of the Rockies that is allowed under federal law to offer sports betting.
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My focus on the budget, though, has played second fiddle to what I believe is even more important – creating jobs.
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As one of the first employees at a small cellular phone start-up called Nextel, I gained firsthand experience in how a business grows from an idea to a company that, at its peak, employed many thousands.
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But I'm a big believer that government does not have a monopoly on good ideas.
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The number of business leaders who asked me to lower their taxes can be counted on one hand.
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So, for me the town hall meetings are really an opportunity to engage in two-way dialogue with people, and they've been very helpful.
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My own experience, though, as a business executive and as a governor, tells me that businesses are interested in a lot more than a low tax rate when they decide where to locate.
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As governor, I'm spending my time focused in three areas: creating jobs, reducing the expense of government and schools.
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