Dennis Kucinich

Ohio Politician

Dennis John Kucinich is the U.S. Representative for, serving since 1997. He was furthermore a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections. The district includes most of western Cleveland as well as suburbs such as Parma and Lakewood. He is also a member of the Education and Labor Committee.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Dennis Kucinich.


1946 Birth Kucinich was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on October 8, 1946, as the eldest of the seven children of Virginia (née Norris) and Frank J. Kucinich. … Read More


He attended Cleveland State University from 1967 to 1970. … Read More
1972 25 Years Old In 1972, Kucinich ran for a seat in the United States House of Representatives, losing narrowly to incumbent Republican William E. Minshall, Jr. After Minshall's retirement in 1974 Kucinich sought the seat again, this time failing to get the Democratic nomination, which instead went to Ronald M. Mottl. … Read More
1975 28 Years Old In 1975, Kucinich became clerk of the municipal court in Cleveland and served in that position for two years.


From 1977 to 1979, Kucinich served as the 53rd Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, a tumultuous term in which he survived a recall election and was successful in a battle against selling the municipal electric utility before being defeated for reelection by George Voinovich.
1979 - 1980 2 More Events
1982 35 Years Old 1 More Event
On his 1982 income tax return, Kucinich reported an income of $38. … Read More
1983 36 Years Old In 1983, Kucinich won a special election to fill the seat of a Cleveland city councilman who had died. … Read More
1985 38 Years Old In 1985, there was some speculation that Kucinich might run for mayor again. … Read More


1994 47 Years Old After this, Kucinich, in his own words "on a quest for meaning," lived quietly in New Mexico until 1994, when he won a seat in the Ohio State Senate.
1996 49 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1996, Kucinich was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, representing the 10th district of Ohio. … Read More


1997 - 2001 2 More Events
2003 56 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 2003, however, he began describing himself as pro-choice and said he had shifted away from his earlier position on the issue. … Read More
He has criticized Diebold Election Systems (now Premier Election Solutions) for promoting voting machines that fail to leave a traceable paper trail. He was one of the thirty-one who voted in the House not to count the electoral votes from Ohio in the United States presidential election, 2004.
2005 58 Years Old He married his third wife, Elizabeth Harper, a British citizen, on August 21, 2005. … Read More
2006 59 Years Old 1 More Event
Kucinich voted against the USA PATRIOT Act and the Military Commissions Act of 2006, and was one of six who voted against the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Act.


On April 17, 2007, Kucinich sent a letter to his Democratic colleagues saying that he planned to file impeachment proceedings against Dick Cheney, then Vice President of the United States. … Read More
Through his various governmental positions and campaigns, Kucinich attracted attention for consistently delivering "the strongest liberal" perspective. This perspective has been shown by his actions, such as bringing Articles of Impeachment against President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, and being the only Democratic candidate in the 2008 election to have voted against invading Iraq. (Eventual nominee Barack Obama also opposed the Iraq War when it started, but he was not yet in Congress at the time.) … Read More
2010 63 Years Old Although his voting record is not always in line with that of the Democratic Party, on March 17, 2010, after being courted by President Barack Obama, his wife and others, he reluctantly agreed to vote with his colleagues for the Healthcare Bill without a public option component.
2011 64 Years Old Kucinich objected to the 2011 military intervention in Libya missile strikes and questioned whether they weren't impeachable offenses. … Read More
Until 2012, Kucinich had always been reelected to Congress by sound margins in his strongly Democratic-leaning districts, and had up until this election far won primary challenges against him for the Democratic nomination convincingly. … Read More
2013 66 Years Old 1 More Event
After he served out the remainder of his term, it was announced in mid-January 2013 that the former Congressman would become a political analyst, and a regular contributor on the Fox News Channel, appearing on programs such as The O'Reilly Factor.
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