Age: 44
Experience: Judicial clerk, 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 1995-96; constitutional law professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1996-present; member, Overland Park City Council, 1999-2001; White House fellow, U.S. Attorney General’s office, 2001-02; counsel to the U.S. attorney general, 2002-2003; GOP nominee in Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District, 2004; Kansas Republican Party chairman, 2007-09. Education: Bachelor’s degree in government, Harvard University, 1988; master’s degree in political science, Oxford University, England, 1990; doctorate in political science, Oxford, 1992; law degree, Yale University, 1995.