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Tom Ridge
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    (August 26, 1945- )
    Son of a WW II veteran
    Graduated with honors from Harvard (1967)
    Served as a staff sergeant in Vietnam
    Earned a law degree (1972) and went into private practice
    Prosecutor (1980-1982)
    Elected to the US House (1982-1994)
    43rd Governor of Pennsylvania (1995-2001)
    Reelected with 57% of the vote in a four-way race (1998)
    Director, Office of Homeland Security (2001-2003)
    Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (2003-04)
    Married with two children
    He has the same name as a Canadian racing horse.
    His department's warnings sometimes sound excessive.
    He has been passed over as a vice-presidential candidate (1996).
    He is a moderate Republican with both right and left wing views (his parents belonged to different political parties).
    Taxes were cut every year he was in office as governor of Pennsylvania.
    He signed major technology initiatives that attracted businesses to Pennsylvania.
    During his service in Vietnam, he won the Bronze Star for valor.
    He campaigned for tougher sentencing of criminals.
    His work has been partially responsible for preventing all terrorist attacks on US soil since 9/11.
    He had 350 polluted industrial sites cleaned up by modifying legislation.

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    In 2004, Out of 716 Votes: 65.50% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 361 Votes: 70.08% Annoying
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