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WASHINGTON--Many of the nation's governors are dining at the White House, since they are in town for the National Governor's Association. Not attending the state dinner is Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

THE WHITE HOUSE

OFFICE OF THE FIRST LADY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 24, 2008

GUEST LIST FOR THE

STATE DINNER FOR THE NATION’S GOVERNORS

THE PRESIDENT and MRS. BUSH

The Honorable Joel Bagnal, Deputy Assistant to the President for Homeland Security


Mrs. Mandi Bagnal, Spouse of The Honorable Joel Bagnal










The Honorable John Baldacci, Governor of Maine


Mr. Jack Baldacci, Son of The Honorable John Elias Baldacci










The Honorable Haley Barbour, Governor of Mississippi


Mrs. Marsha Barbour, First Lady of Mississippi










The Honorable Mike Beebe, Governor of Arkansas


Mrs. Ginger Beebe, First Lady of Arkansas










The Honorable Steve Beshear, Governor of Kentucky


Mrs. Jane Beshear, First Lady of Kentucky










The Honorable Matt Blunt, Governor of Missouri and Vice Chair, The Republican Governors Association


Mrs. Melanie Blunt, First Lady of Missouri










The Honorable Joshua Bolten, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff


Ms. Dede McClure, Guest of The Honorable Joshua Bolten










The Honorable Phil Bredesen, Governor of Tennessee


Ms. Andrea Conte, First Lady of Tennessee










The Honorable Felix Camacho, Governor of Guam


Mr. Felix James Garcia Camacho, Son of The Honorable Felix Camacho










The Honorable Donald Carcieri, Governor of Rhode Island


Mrs. Suzanne Carcieri, First Lady of Rhode Island










The Honorable Elaine Chao, Secretary of Labor


The Honorable Mitch McConnell, Spouse of the Secretary of Labor and United States Senator (Kentucky)










The Honorable Richard Cheney, Vice President of the United States


The Honorable Lynne Cheney, Spouse of the Vice President of the United States










The Honorable Michael Chertoff, Secretary of Homeland Security


Mrs. Meryl Chertoff, Spouse of the Secretary of Homeland Security










The Honorable Jon Corzine, Governor of New Jersey


Dr. Sharon Elghanyan, Guest of The Honorable Jon Corzine










The Honorable Janet Weir Creighton, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs


Mr. William Turnbow, Spouse of The Honorable Janet Weir Creighton










The Honorable Charlie Crist, Governor of Florida


Ms. Carole Rome, Guest of The Honorable Charlie Crist










The Honorable Chet Culver, Governor of Iowa


Mr. John Vincent Culver, Brother of The Honorable Chet Culver










The Honorable Mitch Daniels, Governor of Indiana







The Honorable Elizabeth Dial, Special Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs


Mrs. Susan Dial, Mother of The Honorable Elizabeth Dial










The Honorable Jim Douglas, Governor of Vermont


Mrs. Dorothy Douglas, First Lady of Vermont










The Honorable Jim Doyle, Governor of Wisconsin


Mrs. Jessica Doyle, First Lady of Wisconsin










The Honorable Michael Easley, Governor of North Carolina


Mrs. Mary Easley, First Lady of North Carolina










The Honorable Benigno Fitial, Governor of Northern Mariana Island


Mrs. Josie Fitial, First Lady of Northern Mariana Islands










The Honorable David Freudenthal, Governor of Wyoming


Mrs. Nancy Freudenthal, First Lady of Wyoming










The Honorable Jim Gibbons, Governor of Nevada


Mrs. Dawn Gibbons, First Lady of Nevada










The Honorable Jennifer Granholm, Governor of Michigan


Ms. Cecelia Mulhern, Daughter of The Honorable Jennifer Granholm










Mr. Vince Gill, Singer-Songwriter


Ms. Amy Grant, Singer-Songwriter










The Honorable Christine Gregoire, Governor of Washington


Ms. Michelle Gregoire, Daughter of The Honorable Christine Gregoire










The Honorable Carlos Gutierrez, Secretary of Commerce


Mrs. Edilia 'Edi' Gutierrez, Spouse of the Secretary of Commerce










The Honorable Jay Hein, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives


Mrs. Mary Jo Hein, Spouse of The Honorable Jay Hein










The Honorable Brad Henry, Governor of Oklahoma


Mrs. Kim Henry, First Lady of Oklahoma










The Honorable John Hoeven, Governor of North Dakota


Mr. Jack Hoeven, Son of The Honorable John Hoeven










The Honorable Jon Huntsman, Jr., Governor of Utah


Mrs. Mary Kaye Huntsman, First Lady of Utah










The Honorable Alphonso Jackson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development


Mrs. Marcia Jackson, Spouse of the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development










The Honorable Barry Jackson, Assistant to the President for Strategic Initiatives and External Affairs


Ms. Teresa Stang, Director, Hi-Tek Manufacturing, Sister of The Honorable Barry Jackson










Mrs. Supriya Jindal, First Lady of Louisiana


Mr. Vinay Jolly, Brother of Mrs. Supriya Jindal










The Honorable Stephen Johnson, Administrator, United States Environmental Protection Agency


Mrs. Debbie Johnson, Spouse of the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency










The Honorable Tim Kaine, Governor of Virginia


Ms. Anne Holton, First Lady of Virginia










The Honorable Dirk Kempthorne, Secretary of the Interior







Mrs. Jacalyn Leavitt, Spouse of the Secretary of Health and Human Services







The Honorable Linda Lingle, Governor of Hawaii


Mrs. Marcia Klompus, Guest of The Honorable Linda Lingle










The Honorable John Lynch, Governor of New Hampshire


Dr. Susan Lynch, First Lady of New Hampshire










The Honorable Joe Manchin III, Governor of West Virginia and Chair, The Democratic Governors Association


Ms. Brooke Conelly Manchin, Daughter of The Honorable Joe Manchin III










The Honorable Ruth Ann Minner, Governor of Delaware


Mr. Mark Brainard, Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor of Delaware and Guest of The Honorable Ruth Ann Minner










The Honorable Janet Napolitano, Governor of Arizona







The Honorable Martin O'Malley, Governor of Maryland


The Honorable Katie O'Malley, First Lady of Maryland










The Honorable Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska


Mr. Todd Palin, First Gentleman of Alaska










The Honorable Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts


Mrs. Diane Patrick, First Lady of Massachusetts










The Honorable Tim Pawlenty, Governor of Minnesota and Chair, National Governors Association


The Honorable Mary Pawlenty, First Lady of Minnesota










The Honorable James Peake, Secretary of Veterans Affairs


Mrs. Janice Peake, Spouse of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs










The Honorable Sonny Perdue, Governor of Georgia


Mrs. Mary Perdue, First Lady of Georgia










The Honorable Rick Perry, Governor of Texas and Chair, The Republican Governors Association


Mrs. Anita Perry, First Lady of Texas










The Honorable Mary Peters, Secretary of Transportation


Mr. Terry Peters, Son of The Secretary of Transportation










The Honorable Jodi Rell, Governor of Connecticut







The Honorable Edward Rendell, Governor of Pennsylvania, Vice Chair, National Governors Association


The Honorable Marjorie Rendell, First Lady of Pennsylvania










The Honorable Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico


Ms. Vesta Richardson, Sister of The Honorable Bill Richardson










The Honorable Bob Riley, Governor of Alabama


Mrs. Patsy Riley, First Lady of Alabama










The Honorable Bill Ritter, Jr., Governor of Colorado


Mrs. Jeannie Ritter, First Lady of Colorado










The Honorable Mike Rounds, Governor of South Dakota


Mrs. Jean Rounds, First Lady of South Dakota










The Honorable Mark Sanford, Governor of South Carolina


Mrs. Margaret Sanford Peyton, Mother of The Honorable Mark Sanford










Dr. Ray Scheppach, Executive Director, National Governors Association


Mrs. Terry Dean Scheppach, Spouse Dr. Ray Scheppach










The Honorable Susan Schwab, United States Trade Representative







The Honorable Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California


Mrs. Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Mother-in-law of The Honorable Arnold Schwarzenegger










The Honorable Brian Schweitzer, Governor of Montana and Vice Chair, The Democratic Governors Association


Mrs. Nancy Schweitzer, First Lady of Montana










The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, Governor of Kansas


The Honorable Gary Sebelius, First Gentleman of Kansas










The Honorable Margaret Spellings, Secretary of Education


Mr. Robert Spellings, Spouse of the Secretary of Education










The Honorable Eliot Spitzer, Governor of New York


Mrs. Silda Spitzer, First Lady of New York










The Honorable Togiola Tulafono, Governor of American Samoa


Mrs. Mary Ann Tulafono, First Lady of American Samoa



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