Age: 61

Married to Elizabeth Jane Kucinich. One daughter, Jackie, from
previous marriage.


BA and MA in Speech Communications, Case Western Reserve University 1973, ’74


Cleveland City Council, 1970-1975, 1981-1982

Clerk, Cleveland Municipal Courts, 1976-1977

Cleveland mayor, 1977-1979

Senator, Ohio State Senate, 1994-1996

Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1997-present


“I am announcing my candidacy for president of the United States,
with the intention of rallying the American people to the cause of the
troops in the field, to the cause of stopping more American families
from suffering, to the cause of ending a deepening tragedy in Iraq, to
the cause of repairing America’s reputation in the world, to the cause
of the dreams of people in my own neighborhood and my own city.”

Key Issues

Iraq War: Kucinich is the only presidential candidate
who voted against the war and subsequently voted against further
funding of it. He believes continued occupation of Iraq will lead to
chaos and economic failure.

Health Care: Kucinich believes that health care is
too expensive for all Americans to obtain, that too much money is
wasted and too much is siphoned to private insurer profits. He has
proposed Medicare For All, “a universal single-payer, not-for-profit
health care system.” He says his plan would provide universal coverage
for all needed medical procedures, including mental health, dental
care, eye care and long-term care.

Civil Rights: Kucinich carries a pocket-sized
Constitution at all times. He voted against the Patriot Act and
opposes domestic surveillance.

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