Willard Mitt Romney is an American politician, businessman and former presidential candidate. He has served as the junior U.S. senator from Utah since January 2019. He was the Republican Party’s nominee for president of the United States in the 2012 election. Romney is a fifth-generation member of the LDS Church.
About Mitt Romney in brief
Willard Mitt Romney is an American politician, businessman and former presidential candidate. He has served as the junior U.S. senator from Utah since January 2019. He was the Republican Party’s nominee for president of the United States in the 2012 election. Romney is a fifth-generation member of the LDS Church. He is the great-grandson of Miles Park Romney and a great-great-grandfather of Miles Romney, who converted to the faith in its first decade. His father, George W. Romney, was the chairman and CEO of American Motors. His mother, Lenore Romney, is a native of Logan, Utah, and his father was born to American parents in a Mormon colony in Chihuahua, Mexico. His parents named him after a family friend, a friend of his father’s father, Milton Romney, a former quarterback for the Chicago Bears. Romney was referred to as ‘Billy’ until kindergarten, when he expressed a preference for ‘Mitt’ until he was six years old. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1971 and Harvard with a JD–MBA degree in 1975. In 1977, he joined Bain & Company in Boston and helped lead the company out of a financial crisis. In 1984, he co-founded and led the spin-off company Bain Capital, a private equity investment firm that became one of the largest of its kind in the nation. In 2002, Romney helped develop and later signed a health care reform law that provided near-universal health insurance access through state-level subsidies and individual mandates to purchase insurance.
He did not seek re-election in 2006, instead focusing on his campaign for the Republican nomination in the 2008 U. S. presidential election. In 2012, Romney became the first LDS Church member to be a presidential nominee of a major party. His considerable net worth, estimated in 2012 at USD 190–250 million, helped finance his political campaigns prior to 2012. In the impeachment trial of Donald Trump, he voted to convict the president of abuse of power, becoming the first and only senator in U. S. history to vote to convict a president of his own party. He became only the third individual ever to be elected governor of one state and U. S. senator for another state. He has three older siblings, Margo, Jane Romney, and Scott Romney. He married Ann Davies in 1969; they have five sons. In 2013, Romney announced his campaign to replace Orrin Hatch in the 2018 election; he defeated state representative Mike Kennedy in the Republican primary and Democrat Jenny Wilson in the general election. The couple have three older children, Scott, Jane, and Margo Romney. Romney has three younger siblings, Scott Romney and Scott Mitt Romney. In 2011, Romney was the youngest by nearly six years by a friend, J.P. Marriott, and helped the company avoid bankruptcy and return to profitability following the year of 1959. He also became the chairman of the American Motors board of directors.