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10/03/2011 12:02 EDT | Updated 12/03/2011 05:12 EST

A QuickSketch profile of Premier Robert Ghiz of Prince Edward Island

A sketch of Premier Robert Ghiz of Prince Edward Island:

Born: Jan. 21, 1974.

Education: Studied at Bishop's University in Lennoxville, Que., where he earned a bachelor of arts degree with a major in political studies.

Early career: Worked as a special assistant to prime minister Jean Chretien. He also worked as manager of government affairs for the Bank of Nova Scotia.

Political career: Became leader of the Opposition Liberal party in April 2003 and elected to the legislature later that year in September, representing a riding in Charlottetown. On May 28, 2007, he led his Liberal party to a majority government in the provincial legislature.

Personal: His father Joe, who died in 1996, was premier of P.E.I. from 1986 to 1993. Robert Ghiz is married to Dr. Kate Ellis Ghiz and they have two daughters, Julia and Emma.

Quote: "I chose to take the high road. I'm proud of the high road and I'm glad we won the election." — Ghiz after winning the election Monday night.