Dennis Kucinich Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Dennis Kucinich, former Ohio congressman.

Personale

Data di nascita: ottobre 8, 1946
Luogo di nascita: Cleveland, Ohio
    Nome di nascita: Dennis John Kucinich
    Padre: Frank Kucinich, a truck driver
    Madre: Virginia (Norris) Kucinich
    Matrimoni: Elisabetta (Harper) Kucinich (2005-presente); Sandra Kucinich (1977-1986, divorziato); Helen Kucinich (divorziato)
    Bambini: with Sandra Kucinich-Horn: Jackie
    Formazione scolastica: Case Western Reserve University, B.A., 1973, and M.A., 1974
    Religion: cattolico romano

    Altri fatti

    Is a vegan.
    Against the war in Iraq and proposed creating a federal department of peace.
    Consistently voted on the pro-life side while in Congress, ma in 2002, he switched his position to pro-choice.
    When Kucinich was mayor of Cleveland, the city defaulted on close to $ 15 million in loans.

    Sequenza temporale

    1969-1975 – Serves on the Cleveland City Council.
    1975-1977 Clerk of the Cleveland Municipal Court.
    1977-1979 – Mayor of Cleveland. A 31, he is the youngest person at that time ever elected mayor of a major US city.
    1979 – Loses his reelection bid to a Republican candidate.
    1983-1985 Serves on the Cleveland City Council.
    1994-1996 Ohio State Senator.
    1996 – Is elected as a US Representative from Ohio’s 10th District.
    febbraio 2003 Files paperwork with the FEC to form a presidential exploratory committee.
    ottobre 13, 2003Formally announces his candidacy for president.
    luglio 22, 2004 – Endorses Senator John Kerry for president.
    dicembre 12, 2006 Announces he is running for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.
    2007 Kucinich’s autobiography, “The Courage to Survive,” è pubblicato.
    gennaio 24, 2008 – Drops out of the presidential race.
    novembre 2010 Elected to his eighth term in the House of Representatives.
    gennaio 2011 Settles his $ 150,000 lawsuit against the House of Representatives cafeteria for serving him an olive with a pit in it in 2008.
    marzo 6, 2012Loses primary to fellow Democrat Marcy Kaptur. Redistricting causes Kaptur and Kucinich to have to face each other.
    Maggio 16, 2012 Announces he will retire from Congress at the end of his term, after deciding against relocating to run for Congress in Washington state.
    gennaio 2013gennaio 2018 Collaboratore di Fox News.
    aprile 2013 – Kucinich joins the Advisory Board of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.
      gennaio 17, 2018 – Announces he is running for governor of Ohio.

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