Dennis Kucinich Fast Facts

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

个人

生日: 十月 8, 1946
出生地: Cleveland, 俄亥俄
    出生时的名字: Dennis John Kucinich
    父亲: Frank Kucinich, a truck driver
    母亲: 维吉尼亚州 (Norris) Kucinich
    Marriages: 伊丽莎白 (Harper) Kucinich (2005-当下); Sandra Kucinich (1977-1986, divorced); Helen Kucinich (divorced)
    小孩儿: with Sandra Kucinich-Horn: Jackie
    教育: Case Western Reserve University, B.A., 1973, and M.A., 1974
    Religion: Roman Catholic

    其他事实

    Is a vegan.
    Against the war in 伊拉克 and proposed creating a federal department of peace.
    Consistently voted on the pro-life side while in Congress, but 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.

    时间线

    1969-1975 – Serves on the Cleveland City Council.
    1975-1977 Clerk of the Cleveland Municipal Court.
    1977-1979 – Mayor of Cleveland. 在 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.
    二月 2003 Files paperwork with the FEC to form a presidential exploratory committee.
    十月 13, 2003Formally announces his candidacy for president.
    七月 22, 2004 – Endorses Senator John Kerry for president.
    十二月 12, 2006 Announces he is running for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.
    2007 Kucinich’s autobiography, “The Courage to Survive,” 已出版.
    一月 24, 2008 – Drops out of the presidential race.
    十一月 2010 Elected to his eighth term in the House of Representatives.
    一月 2011 Settles his $ 150,000 lawsuit against the House of Representatives cafeteria for serving him an olive with a pit in it in 2008.
    游行 6, 2012Loses primary to fellow Democrat Marcy Kaptur. Redistricting causes Kaptur and Kucinich to have to face each other.
    可能 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.
    一月 2013一月 2018 福克斯新闻撰稿人.
    四月 2013 – Kucinich joins the Advisory Board of the 罗恩·保罗 Institute for Peace and Prosperity.
      一月 17, 2018 – Announces he is running for governor of Ohio.

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