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==Dennis John Kucinich== Dennis John Kucinich was born 8 Oct 1946, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, [[Ohio]] as the eldest of the seven children of Frank and Virginia Kucinich. His father, a truck driver, was of part-Yugoslavian descent; his Irish-American mother was a homemaker. He was a Cleveland city councilman, first elected in 1968. In 1973, he graduated from Case Western Reserve University with both a BA, and an MA in speech and communication. He was Mayor of Cleveland from 1977 to 1979. He has been married three times, the first two ending in divorce. He has a daughter, Jackie, from his marriage to Sandra Lee McCarthy. He married his third wife, Elizabeth Harper, a British citizen, on 21 August 2005. Dennis currently represents Ohio's 10th District in the US House of Representatives. He ran on the Democratic ticket for the US Presidential Election of 2008, but has since dropped out. His Democratic challengers were: [[Hillary Diane Rodham|Hillary Clinton]], [[Joseph Biden|Joe Biden]], [[John Edwards]], [[Christopher Dodd]], [[Barack Obama]], [[William Richardson|Bill Richardson]], and [[Mike Gravel]]. ===Primary documentation for 1=== *[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=view&dbid=50003&iid=NEWS-OH-NE_JO.1971_12_25_0014&r=an&rc=2334,4904,2543,4946;2371,5271,2565,5313;2371,5513,2546,5555;2415,6471,2586,6513&fn=&ln=Record+Kucinich+from+1900-1971&st=d&ssrc=&pid=509502478 ''Lima News'' (Lima,Ohio)] 25 Dec 1971 "Maverick Cleveland Democrat Say He'll Run for Congress" : "Dennis J Kucinich, a young maverick Democrat city councilman who bolted from his party's tight rein over Cuyahoga County to support Republican Ralph Perk in his successful mayoral campaign, Friday announced he was a candidate for Congress from Ohio's 23rd district." *[http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/082103_kucinich.html "Lights Out on Deregulation], by Dennis Kucinich in which he makes some biographical points.<blockquote>Where I come from it matters how much people pay for electricity. I grew up in the inner city of Cleveland. The oldest of 7 children. My parents never owned a home, they lived in 21 different places by the time I was 17, including a couple of cars. I remember when there were 5 children and my parents living in a 3 room upstairs apartment on Cleveland's east side. My parents would sometimes sit in the kitchen at one of those old white enamel top tables, which, when the surface was chipped, was black underneath. When they counted their pennies, I could hear them clicking on the enamel top table. Click, Click, Click. </blockquote> ===Secondary sources for 1=== *[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Kucinich "Dennis Kucinich"] on Wikipedia *[http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,920013,00.html?promoid=googlep ''Time Magazine'', "Stickup Surge"], 15 Jan 1979 : "Mayor Dennis Kucinich was withdrawing his personal savings from a local bank in protest because it demanded payment on its loans to the city, his brother Perry was making a far less publicized withdrawal at another Cleveland bank last month until he was caught and charged with bank robbery." *[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=view&dbid=8213&iid=NEWS-OH-MA_JO_TR.1979_02_02_0001&r=an&rc=3726,5846,3819,5884;3337,5971,3509,6009&fn=&ln=Record+Perry+Kucinich&st=d&ssrc=&pid=513345537 ''Marysville Journal Tribune'' (Marysville, Ohio)], 2 Feb 1979, "Can Stand Trial" : "Akron, Ohio (AP) — US District Judge Leroy Contie Jr ruled today that the [sic] Perry Kucinich, the youngest brother of Cleveland Mayor Dennis Kucinich, is not now competent to stand trial on a federal bank robbery charge. Contie ordered the 23-year-old to be committed indefinitely to a federal mental treatment facility at Springfield, Mo, but granted a 30-day delay to allow the defense lawyer to see if treatment could be arranged in Ohio."
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