Mike Beebe

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Mike Beebe (D) is the Governor of the state of Arkansas, see Arkansas gubernatorial election, 2006. He was the state's Attorney General before becoming Governor.

From the Beebe campaign website:

Mike Beebe was born in Amagon, Arkansas (Jackson County), in 1946. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Arkansas State University in 1968 and a law degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1972, all the while serving his country in the U.S. Army Reserves. Elected to the Arkansas Senate in 1982, Beebe worked for 20 years to achieve fiscal conservatism, to reach across party lines, and to solve problems. In a career that demonstrates a commitment to good government, Mike Beebe repeatedly stresses integrity and accountability.

He announced his candidacy for Governor on June 14, 2005, because he believes in Arkansas, and he believes that we can do better. He knows how to govern and he knows how to lead.

Beebe is currently the 51st Attorney General for the State of Arkansas. As chief law-enforcement officer, his responsibility is to represent the people of the state and to be the guardian of their interests. Beebe and his staff are committed to safeguarding consumers, protecting seniors from abuse and neglect, and developing solutions to problems ranging from upholding criminal convictions to protecting children from predators on the Internet.

In his first two years as Attorney General, Beebe's Consumer Protection Division engaged in enforcement efforts that resulted in judgments or settlements of more than $13.5 million; helped prevent utilities from implementing more than $100 million in rate increases; and disbursed nearly $1 million in individual restitution from antitrust actions against pharmaceutical companies. Beebe filed 978 criminal appellate briefs to ensure that convicted criminals serve their sentences, while, at the same time, providing over $6.8 million in compensation to crime victims. In the area of Medicaid fraud, Beebe's office works hard to protect those who reside in our state's long-term care facilities and has recovered $6,025,664.70 in civil settlements and criminal restitution.

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