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Leighton lord

Age: 46

Political experience: No elective offices

Public experience: Former staff lawyer for the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Investigations

Occupation: Lawyer and managing partner of Nexsen Pruet, the state's second-largest law firm

Education: Bachelor's degree, University of Delaware, 1986; law degree, Vanderbilt Law School, 1989

Family: Married to Caroline Averyt Lord; three children, Will, Owen and Isabelle