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Governor Markell
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Lives in Wilmington, DE
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In Delaware, we’ve seen the potential for revitalization, but given the financial challenges facing our cities and towns, we need to work together to meet our potential. Downtown Development Districts will signify to residents, developers, investors, and others that we are committed to our downtowns’ future.
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These awards will highlight the very best of those efforts and, most importantly, allow other teachers and schools districts throughout the state to replicate successful programs and strategies.
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Leaders who believe in higher standards for our students must invest the time and effort into communicating about why they are important and giving our hardworking educators the support they need to raise expectations in their classrooms. The fact is that despite all of the resources at our country’s disposal, our students are not keeping up – not because they don’t have the talent, but in part because we haven’t pushed them to gain the skills they need to make the most of their abilities.
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We don’t think it’s acceptable that our water is unclean or that we have flooding when we know we could prevent it. One of the things any society has to think about is not just what investments are we making for ourselves today or next week, it’s about what kinds of investments are we making for future generations. We know what needs to be done and we have the ability to do this now.
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Gov. Sandoval and I both share the goal of ensuring that our states’ gaming industries are as competitive as they can be, while ensuring that games are conducted fairly, honestly, and securely. This Agreement represents a crucial step in Delaware’s and Nevada’s efforts to make our online poker offerings more diverse, more competitive, and ultimately more enjoyable. I am grateful for Governor Sandoval’s support and leadership in this effort.
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The Governor was joined by YMCA Youth in Government staff, volunteers and program participants to provide the opening address at the 46th annual conference. YMCA Youth in Government is a national teen leadership program, which involves thousands of teens nationwide in state organized model government programs. YIG was established in 1936 by the YMCA of the USA, the Delaware YIG program began in 1969.
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One part of the economy hit especially hard by the recession was construction, and we have an opportunity to give workers in that industry a chance to get back on the job. By investing in improvements to our transportation network, we'll put thousands of people to work, make our roads safer, and keep Delaware moving forward.
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We have two main purposes in establishing this program. First, experiencing college-level work while still in high school, whether it’s on a campus or within these walls, will help you transition to meeting the more rigorous academic expectations of higher education classes. Second, we can help you afford not only the expenses of earning college credit before you leave here, but also the high cost of college overall.
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We’ve heard from providers about the resources they need to meet high standards, so we’re increasing the assistance that’s most helpful. Our children are our future. By giving them the best opportunity to learn and develop from the beginning, we’ll keep Delaware moving forward.
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+Governor Markell Well done video.
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Let’s look at the big picture. Let’s take the long road. And let’s recognize that by investing in the human capital and a world-class infrastructure, we’re going to see more and more jobs in Delaware, which is exactly what Democrats and Republicans alike want to see.
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Governor of the State of Delaware
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  • State of Delaware
    Governor, 2009 - present
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Jack Markell is the Governor of Delaware.
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Jack Markell brings innovative public and private sector experience to the Office of Governor. He began his career in the private sector helping lead the wireless technology revolution as the 13th employee at Nextel (a name he coined), where he served as Senior Vice President for Corporate Development. His other business experience includes a senior management position at Comcast Corporation, work as a consultant with McKinsey and Company and as a banker at First Chicago Corporation. He was elected Delaware State Treasurer in 1998, winning three consecutive terms, including his last re-election in November of 2006 with an overwhelming 70 percent of the vote. As State Treasurer, Governor Markell worked tirelessly to improve the lives of Delawareans through innovative programs aimed at cutting spending and improving fiscal responsibility. He has been recognized in Delaware and across the country as a leader in promoting policies to help all people achieve their economic potential. As Governor, he has helped open shuttered manufacturing facilities, won President Obama's Race to the Top competition for progress in public school reform, and signed new laws to drive improvements in the economy, environment, and education. Governor Markell has also worked to advocate on behalf of Delawareans and bring national attention to his home state through national leadership roles at the National Governors Association (NGA), Democratic Governors Association (DGA), the National Assessment Governing Board, and the National Board of Directors for Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG).
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  • University of Chicago
    MBA, 1985
  • Brown University
    Economics & Development Studies, 1982
  • Newark High School
    1978
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