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Beau Babka

Beau Babka
Beau Babka

Party: Democrat

Wife: Kimberly Susanne

Children: 6

Birthdate: Oct. 5, 1962

Birthplace: Inglewood, Calif.

Education: University of Hawaii, 1985, business and communications; Weber State University, 1988, criminal justice and psychology; Brigham Young University, 2002, master's of public administration

Political experience: Ran unsuccessfully for Salt Lake County sheriff, 2002

Professional highlights: adjunct professor in criminal justice/social science department at Salt Lake Community College; captain, South Salt Lake police

Quote: "We are caught in a confluence of events, a time of uncertainty, a time of indecision and a time where the safety of our families has risen beyond the level of parental concern. These challenges will test the measure of a man. These challenges have tested the measure of my opponent and have shown him lacking in the fortitude to stand up for the rights of the people of Utah and America."

To read the candidates' views on the issues, click on the Election 2004 link at www.deseretnews.com.