Ronna Romney

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Ronna Romney
Personal details
Born Ronna Eileen Stern
(1943-09-24) September 24, 1943 (age 72)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Scott Romney (Divorced)
Children Kevin
Alma mater Stanford University
Oakland University
Harvard University

Ronna Romney (born Ronna Eileen Stern; September 24, 1943) is a Michigan Republican politician and radio talk show host.

Life and career[edit]

Romney is the daughter of Eileen (Boyd) and James Albert Stern.[1] She has twice been a candidate for the U.S. Senate. In 1994, she narrowly lost the primary to Spencer Abraham; in 1996, she defeated party favorite Jim Nicholson to win the Republican nomination, but lost the general election to incumbent Senator Carl Levin.

From 1984 to 1992, she was a member of the Republican National Committee from Michigan; she was an alternate delegate to the 1988 Republican National Convention.[2]

From 1989 to 1993, she served as Chairperson of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships. From 1982 to 1985, she served as Commissioner of the Presidents' National Advisory Council on Adult Education. Romney has been on the Board of Directors of Molina Healthcare since 1999. She has also served on the Board of Directors for Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. since 1999. She is also the author of two books.[3]

Ronna is the sister of Terry Rakolta. She was married to G. Scott Romney, brother of former Massachusetts Governor and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. She is the former daughter-in-law of Michigan Governor George Romney and his wife Lenore Romney. Her daughter Ronna Romney McDaniel was elected as Michigan's Republican National Committeewoman in February 2014.

Now living in Florida, she supported her ex-husband Scott in his Attorney General bid in 1998. She remains a close friend of Ann Romney and helped raise money for Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential election.[4]

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Bill Schuette
Republican nominee for U.S. Senator from Michigan
(Class 3)

Succeeded by
Rocky Raczkowski