Matthew Roy Blunt (born November 20, 1970) is an American former naval officer and politician who served as the 54th Governor of Missouri from 2005 to 2009. Before his election as governor, Blunt served ten years in the United States Navy, was elected to serve in the Missouri General Assembly in 1998, and as Missouri's Secretary of State in 2000.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Blunt
Matthew Roy Blunt (born November 20, 1970) is an American former naval officer and politician who served as the 54th Governor of Missouri from 2005 to 2009. Before his election as governor, Blunt served ten years in the United States Navy, was elected to serve in the Missouri General Assembly in 1998, and as Missouri's Secretary of State in 2000.
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Governor Matt Blunt is a highly effective and experienced executive whose public service spans twenty years with ten years in the United States Navy followed by ten years in state government. In...
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Blunt is the son of current House Minority Whip (previously Majority Whip and Interim Majority Leader) Roy Blunt and his first wife, Roseann Ray Blunt. After graduating from Jefferson City High School in Jefferson City, Missouri, Blunt was accepted into the United States Naval Academy where he received a bachelor's degree in history in 1993. As an officer in the United States Navy, he went on to serve as an engineering officer aboard the USS Jack Williams and as the navigator and administrative officer on the USS Peterson. His active duty service included participation in Operation Support Democracy, involving the United Nations blockade of Haiti, missions to interdict drug traffic off the South American coast, and on duties involved in the interdiction of Cuban migrants in 1994. During his Naval career, Blunt received numerous commendations, including four Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medals. Following the September 11, 2001 attacks, Blunt was called into active military servi...
In 1998, Blunt was elected as a Republican to the Missouri House of Representatives to represent the 139th legislative district for a two-year term. In 2000, he was elected Missouri Secretary of State; although only a first-term state representative, Blunt defeated the Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives Steve Gaw. Blunt was the only Republican elected to statewide office in Missouri in 2000. On November 2, 2004, he defeated then-State Auditor (and current U.S. Senator) Claire McCaskill 50.8%-47.9% and was elected Governorof Missouri.
In September 2007, Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon questioned the governor's office regarding the storage and deleting of emails. According to the state's sunshine laws, any documents that are sent through the governor's office are public record and must be accessible. Former staff lawyer Scott Eckersley has claimed publicly that he was fired from the governor's office for criticizing the office's handling of emails, though the Blunt administration says his employment was terminated for disciplinary infractions. (dead link)The office has pursued Eckersley for breaching confidential information about his former job through the Office of Disciplinary Counsel.
On January 22, 2008, Blunt announced he would not run for re-election. The race was expected to be a heated battle against Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon. Political observers in Missouri and Washington, D.C.have noted that Blunt, as the young governor of a swing state, is a possible running mate for Sen. John McCain in the 2008 presidential election.National Governors Association - Missouri Governor Matt Blunt (dead link) (dead link)biography
Zodiac Sign: Matt Blunt is a Scorpio. People of this zodiac sign like truth, being right, longtime friends, teasing, and dislike dishonesty, revealing secrets, passive people. The strengths of this sign are being resourceful, brave, passionate, a true friend, while weaknesses can be distrusting, jealous, secretive and violent.
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Governor Matt Blunt is the President of the American Automotive Policy Council and the former governor of Missouri. He was elected Missouri’s 54 th governor in 2004, carrying 101 of the state’s 114 counties.
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Matthew Roy "Matt" Blunt was elected Governor of Missouri on November 2, 2004. He is a Republican. He is a Republican. Blunt is the son of House Majority Whip Roy Blunt and his first wife, Roseann Blunt.
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Feb 28, 2007 · Matt Blunt is Missouri's boy governor; son of Minorty Whip and MO-7 rep, Roy Blunt, sibling to lobbyists Amy and Andy Blunt, and stepson of Philip Morris lobbyist, Abigail Perlman. I think it's ...