Facts about 2020 candidates appearing in the first Democratic debate

The first of two debates is being held on Wednesday

Below are some fast facts about the Democratic candidates on the debate stage on Wednesday night.

The candidates include:

  • 4 current or former Congressmen/women: O’Rourke, Gabbard, Delaney, Ryan
  • 3 Senators: Klobuchar, Booker, Warren
  • 2 current or former Mayors: Castro, de Blasio
  • 1 Governor: Inslee
  • They span an age range of 38 to 70 years old.

  • Oldest candidate: Elizabeth Warren: 70 years old
  • Youngest candidate: Tulsi Gabbard: 38 years old
  • Here are the facts:

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren

    Political Experience:

  • U.S. Senate: 7 years
  • Special Advisor for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: 2 years
  • Chair of Congressional Oversight Panel: 2 years
  • Personal quick facts:

  • 70 years old
  • University of Houston
  • Rutgers School of Law
  • Husband: Bruce Mann
  • Pet: Golden retriever, Bailey
  • 2 children
  • 3 grandchildren
  • Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke

    Political Experience:

  • Ran for U.S. Senate, lost to Sen. Ted Cruz
  • U.S. House of Representatives: 6 years
  • Mayor Pro Tempore of El Paso
  • El Paso City Council: 6 years
  • Personal quick facts:

  • 46 years old
  • Columbia University
  • Rock Band: “Foss” -- during summers home from college, played throughout the U.S. and Canada
  • Wife: Amy Sanders O'Rourke
  • Sen. Cory Booker

    Political Experience:

  • U.S. Senate: 6 years
  • 38th Mayor of Newark: 7 years
  • Newark Municipal Council from the Central Ward member: 4 years
  • Personal quick facts:

  • 50 years old
  • Stanford University
  • Queen’s College, Oxford masters degree
  • Yale University Law School
  • Girlfriend: Rosario Dawson
  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar

    Political Experience:

  • U.S. Senate: 12 years
  • Attorney of Hennepin County: 8 years
  • Personal quick facts:

  • 59 years old
  • Yale University
  • University of Chicago law school
  • Husband: John Bessler
  • 1 child
  • Gov. Jay Inslee Political Experience:

  • 23rd Governor of Washington: 7 years
  • U.S. House of Representatives (1st district): 13 years
  • U.S. House of Representatives (4th district): 2 years
  • Washington House of Representatives: 5 years
  • Personal quick facts:

  • 68 years old
  • Stanford University
  • University of Washington
  • Willamette University law school
  • Wife: Trudi Inslee
  • 3 children
  • Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

    Political Experience:

  • U.S. House of Representatives: 6 years
  • Honolulu City Council: 1 year
  • Hawaii House of Representatives: 2 years
  • Legislative Aide for U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka: 1 year
  • Military Experience:

  • Joined Army National Guard in 2003
  • 12 month tour in Iraq: serving in a Medical Unit on 29th Battalion
  • Commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant and assigned to 29th Brigade Special Troops Battalion – Kuwait (1 year)
  • Promoted to Major in Hawaii Army National Guard
  • Personal quick facts:

  • 38 years
  • Husband: Abraham Williams
  • Hawaii Pacific University
  • Former Rep. John Delaney Political Experience:

  • U.S. House of Representatives: 6 years
  • Personal quick facts:

  • 56 years old
  • Columbia University
  • Georgetown University Law School
  • Wife: April McClain-Delaney
  • 4 children
  • Former HUD Sec. Julián Castro

    Political Experience:

  • Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: 3 years
  • Mayor of San Antonio: 5 years
  • San Antonio City Council: 4 years
  • Personal quick facts:

  • 44 years
  • Twin Brother: Joaquin Castro
  • Stanford University
  • Harvard University law school
  • Wife: Erica Lira Castro
  • 2 children
  • Rep. Tim Ryan

    Political Experience:

  • U.S. House of Representatives: 16 years
  • Ohio State Senate: 1 year
  • Personal quick facts:

  • 45 years old
  • Youngstown State University
  • Bowling Green State University
  • University of New Hampshire law school
  • Wife: Andrea Zetts
  • Mayor Bill de Blasio

    Political Experience:

  • Mayor of New York City: 5 years
  • Public Advocate of New York City: 3 years
  • New York City Council: 7 years
  • United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for New York
  • Campaign Manager: U.S. Rep Charles Rangel, Hillary Clinton (U.S. Senate bid)
  • Personal quick facts:

  • 58 years old
  • New York University
  • Columbia University masters degree in international affairs
  • Wife: Chirlane McCray
  • 2 children