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Jack Markell

Former Governor of Delaware
Markell served as governor of Delaware from 2009 to 2017. During his tenure, Delaware won the top spot in President Obama’s Race to the Top contest, a federal initiative designed to stimulate education reform among the states, and he served as chair of both the National Governors Association and the Democratic Governors Association, as well as president of the Council of State Governments. Markell also spent 10 years as Delaware’s state treasurer.