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Vincent C. Gray

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Vincent C. Gray

Vincent Condol Gray (born November 8, 1942) is an American politician who served as the seventh mayor of the District of Columbia.[1] He served one term, from 2011 to 2015, losing his bid for reelection in the Democratic primary to D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser. Bowser would go on to win the 2014 election. Prior to his inauguration as mayor in January 2011, Gray served as Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia, and as Councilmember for Ward 7. In the 1990s he also served as director of the DC Department of Human Services. In June 2016, he defeated incumbent Yvette Alexander in the Democratic primary for the council seat he previously held in Ward 7.[2][3] Early life and career Gray was born on November 8, 1942[4][5][6] in Washington, DC,[7] and graduated from Dunbar High School.[8] In 1964 he earned a B.S.[9] in psychology at George Washington University,[9][10] where he also took graduate courses. Gray was one of the first African Americans to join the Jewish fraternity Tau Epsilon Phi.[11

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Kris Kobach

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Kris Kobach

Kris William Kobach (born March 26, 1966) is an American politician who served as the 31st Secretary of State of Kansas. He is currently campaigning to replace Pat Roberts in representing Kansas in the United States Senate.[2] A former Chairman of the Kansas Republican Party, Kobach came to national prominence over his hardline anti-immigration views[3] [4] and his involvement in the implementation of high-profile anti-immigration ordinances in various American cities.[5] Kobach is also known for his calls for stronger voter ID laws in the United States, a national registry of Muslims in the United States,and his advocacy for anti-abortion legislation.[6][7][8] He has been described as a nationalist, and has been accused of employing white nationalists on his campaign staffs. [9] He has made claims about the extent of voter fraud in the United States that studies and fact-checkers have concluded are false or unsubstantiated.[10][11][12][13][14][15] Kobach lives with his wife and daughters on a ranch between L

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Ted Kaufman

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Ted Kaufman

Edward Eugene Kaufman (born March 15, 1939) is an American politician and former businessman who served as a United States Senator from Delaware[1] from 2009 to 2010. He chaired the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Oversight of the Troubled Asset Relief Program; he was the second and final person to hold the position, succeeding Senator Elizabeth Warren. Kaufman is a Democrat. Kaufman was appointed to the Senate to fill the term of longtime Senator Joe Biden, who was elected Vice President of the United States in 2008. Prior to becoming a U.S. Senator, Kaufman had served as an adviser to Biden for much of his political career.[2] Early life, education, and business career Kaufman was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,[3] the son of Helen (née Carroll), a teacher, and Manuel Kaufman, a social worker. His father was of Russian Jewish ancestry and his mother was of Irish descent.[4] He was raised in his mother's Catholic religion.[5] Kaufman graduated Central High School in Philadelphia, earned a Bachel

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Constance A. Howard

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Constance A. Howard

Constance A. Howard (born 1942) is an African-American politician. She is a former Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 34th District from 1995 to 2012. In 2008, Howard was named as one of Utne Reader magazine's “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing the World.”[1] She is also a convicted felon.[2][3] Originally elected from the 32nd district, her district became the 34th in 2002, following redistricting. She resigned from office in July 2012. Federal conviction Federal authorities caught Howard as part of a sweeping FBI probe into Illinois grant money that began in 2010. She had helped found Let's Talk, Let's Test Foundation, a nonprofit organization that sought to educate the black community about HIV/AIDS and provide testing services. The foundation received $1.7 million in state grant money in 2007. Its executive director, Lloyd Kelly, who also worked as one of Howard's aides, was indicted after spending some of that money on a home, football tickets and alcohol, and

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Hakeem Jeffries

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Hakeem Jeffries

Hakeem Sekou Jeffries (born August 4, 1970)[1] is an American politician and attorney who has served as the U.S. Representative for New York's 8th congressional district since 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, his district covers parts of the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. A corporate lawyer by occupation, he worked for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, then Viacom and CBS, before running for and serving in the New York State Assembly from 2007 to 2012, representing the 57th Assembly District.[2][3] Jeffries has also chaired the House Democratic Caucus since 2019.[4][5] Early life and education Jeffries was born in Brooklyn Hospital to Laneda Jeffries, a social worker, and Marland Jeffries, a state substance-abuse counselor.[6][7] Jeffries grew up in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. He graduated from Midwood High School[8] and received a B.A. degree in political science from Binghamton University with honors. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. He received a J.D. degree

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Delores G. Kelley

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Delores G. Kelley

Delores Goodwin Kelley (born May 1, 1936) is an American politician from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party. She is currently serving in her 4th term in the Maryland State Senate, representing Maryland's District 10 in Baltimore County. Background Born in Norfolk, Virginia on May 1, 1936, Kelley received a bachelor's degree from Virginia State College in 1956. She went on to earn three more degrees; an M.A. in education from New York University, an M.A. in speech communication from Purdue University, and a Ph.D. in American studies from the University of Maryland, College Park. A lifelong educator, Kelley has taught at Coppin State University since 1973. She volunteered or served with a number of organizations, most prominently the Democratic Party, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Baltimore Urban League. Kelley is a member of the Union Baptist Church in Baltimore. In the legislature Kelley was originally elected to the legislature as a member of the House of Delegates in 1991

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Tony Hill (politician)

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Tony Hill (politician)

Anthony C. "Tony" Hill (born September 9, 1957) is an American politician in the Democratic Party, who served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1992 to 2000, and in the Florida Senate from 2002 to 2011. In 2011, Hill announced he was resigning from the Florida Senate to serve as Federal Policy Director in Jacksonville mayor Alvin Brown's administration.[1][2] While he was in the Florida Senate, he served on the following committees: Transportation & Economic Development Appropriations (Vice Chair); Community Affairs; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Policy and Steering Committee on Governmental Operations; Military Affairs and Domestic Security; Policy and Steering Committee on Ways and Means; Regulated Industries; Select Committee on Florida's Economy and was Chair of the Florida Legislative Committee on Intergovernmental Relations. He was the Senate Democratic Floor Leader and was appointed by the Senate President to serve on the Home Ownership Promotes The Economy (HOPE) Task Force.

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James P. Hoffa

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James P. Hoffa

James Phillip Hoffa (born May 19, 1941) is an American attorney and labor leader who currently serves as the General President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. He is the son of Teamster Jimmy Hoffa. James Hoffa was first elected during December 1998 and took office on March 19, 1999. He was subsequently re-elected in 2001, 2006, 2011, and 2016 to five-year terms. In October 2018, Hoffa was elected chair of the Road Transport Section of the International Transport Workers' Federation at its quadrennial Congress in Singapore. Hoffa is the second-longest serving General President of the Teamsters Union. Only Dan Tobin, who served from 1907 to 1952, has served longer. Personal life Hoffa (right) with his father in 1965 Hoffa is the only son of Jimmy Hoffa, who was also a president of the Teamsters, and his wife Josephine (née Poszywak). He is the brother of Judge Barbara Ann Crancer. Hoffa has a wife, Virginia, two sons, David and Geoffrey, and six grandchildren. Born in Detroit, Michigan on M

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Bruce Johnson (Ohio politician)

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Bruce Johnson (Ohio politician)

Bruce Edward Johnson (born May 25, 1960) is an American lawyer and Republican politician who was appointed the State of Ohio's 63rd Lieutenant Governor on January 5, 2005, to complete an unexpired term. Johnson concurrently served as Director of the Ohio Department of Development. Johnson's rise in Ohio was swift. He entered politics in Columbus, becoming Greg Lashutka's chief of staff after he managed Lashutka's successful 1991 campaign for mayor of Columbus. Johnson left that post when he was appointed to the Ohio Senate in 1994. After being elected to two terms and rising to the second highest post in the Senate, Governor Bob Taft in 2001 asked Johnson to join his cabinet as Director of the Ohio Department of Development. In 2005, Taft appointed him lieutenant governor. Johnson in December 2006 resigned a month before his term ended. Background Johnson graduated from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, with a bachelor of arts degree in economics before attending law school at Capital

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Gordon Hintz

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Gordon Hintz

Gordon N. Hintz is a Democratic Party member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 54th Assembly District since his election in 2006. Since October 1, 2017, he has served as Assembly Minority Leader, replacing Peter Barca, who stepped down after nearly seven years in that position. Early career Prior to serving in the Legislature, Hintz worked in government at the federal, state, and local levels. Hintz worked on the 1996 U.S. Senate campaign of Paul Wellstone before going to work for U.S. Senator Herb Kohl and former U.S. Representative Jay W. Johnson as a Legislative Staff Assistant in Washington, D.C. Hintz also served as a Research Assistant for Governor Tommy Thompson’s Commission on State and Local Partnerships for the 21st Century (Kettl Commission) and worked as a Management Assistant and Budget Analyst for the City of Long Beach, California. Legislative career During the 2011 Wisconsin budget protests on February 18, 2011, Hintz delivered an impassioned and widely commented on speech

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Susan C. Lee

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Susan C. Lee

Susan Clair Lee (Chinese: 李鳳遷; pinyin: Lǐ Fèngqiān; born May 14, 1954) is a member of the Maryland State Senate. She was elected to the Maryland State Senate on November 4, 2014 and had previously served in the Maryland House of Delegates since 2002. She is the Senate Majority Whip, a Member of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, Safe Harbor Youth Victims of Human Trafficking Workgroup, Governor's Family Violence Council, and the Joint Committee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology and Biotechnology, CoChair of the Maryland Cybersecurity Council Law, Policy & Legislation Subcommittee and Chair of the Maryland Legislative Asian American & Pacific Islander Caucus. Lee was the Senate Lead Sponsor of the Maryland Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. She represents District 16, which is located in Montgomery County, and includes parts of Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Kensington, Cabin John, Glen Echo, and Rockville. She is the first Asian American elected to the Maryland State Senate and was the fi

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Daylin Leach

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Daylin Leach

Daylin Leach (born June 23, 1961) is an American politician from Pennsylvania currently serving as a Democratic Party member of the Pennsylvania State Senate for the 17th senatorial district since 2009. He was previously a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing the 149th district from 2003 to 2009. He ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House of Representatives for Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district, but ultimately withdrew. Early life, education, and legal career Leach was born in Philadelphia and graduated from Parkland High School in 1979 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He received a B.A. in political science from Temple University in 1983 and a J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in 1986.[2] He practiced law for 16 years, focusing on family and education law. He taught constitutional law, legal ethics and First Amendment law as an adjunct professor at Cedar Crest College and Muhlenberg College. Leach served as president of the Pennsylvania Young Democrats in

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Charlene Lima

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Charlene Lima

Charlene M. Lima (born August 18, 1953) is an American politician who is a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, representing the 14th District since 1993. During the 2009-2010 sessions, she served on the House Committees on Corporations, Separation of Powers, and Oversight. She also served as Chairperson of the Special House Commission to Examine the Issue of Licensing of Builders and Contractors.[1] Lima is currently the Deputy Speaker of the House. References "Representative Charlene Lima". Rhode Island General Assembly. Archived from the original on October 12, 2009. Retrieved 11 December 2010. External links Rhode Island House - Representative Charlene Limaofficial RI House website

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William A. Marovitz

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William A. Marovitz

William A. Marovitz (born September 29, 1944) is an American lawyer and politician who was involved in real estate in Chicago and was married to Christie Hefner from 1995 to 2013. Career Marovitz is the son of Sydney Marovitz, the former longtime member of the Chicago Park District Board, and the nephew of the late federal judge Abraham Lincoln Marovitz, an attorney who served in the Illinois General Assembly for 19 years and started work as a real estate developer.[1] Business, political and civic career Marovitz is a member of the Anti-Defamation League, the Weizmann Institute of Science, the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau, DePaul University, the Gene Siskel Film Center, and the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence. He was president of the Marovitz Group.[2] Marovitz was a Democratic state representative and state senator in Illinois and is a committeeman in the state Democratic Party's Central Committee. Marovitz served as a member of the Illinois Pollution Control Board from July 1, 2002 t

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Valerie McDonald-Roberts

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Valerie McDonald-Roberts

Valerie McDonald-Roberts is an American politician. She is the Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds and was an unsuccessful candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania in 2006. Community and political experiences Roberts served on the Pittsburgh school board from 1989 to 1993, including one year as president. In 1994 she was elected to Pittsburgh City Council, becoming the first African-American woman to hold that position.[1] During her time on council, she was President Pro-tempre and chairperson of the Financial and Budget Committee. Her main issues while serving on the City Council board included urban redevelopment, education, minority rights, and budgetary issues. In 2001, she was elected Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds. When the office was eliminated in 2008, Roberts was appointed the manager of county's Department of Real Estate.[2] Roberts has been a Girl Scout Leader for nearly twenty years, a member of her local St. Paul's Church in Point Breeze for most of her life, and a Sunday school t

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Ron Micheli

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Ron Micheli

Joseph Ronald Micheli, known as Ron Micheli (born May 30, 1948), is a former director of the Wyoming Department of Agriculture who also served from 1977-1992 in the Wyoming House of Representatives. He ran a strong third-place finish as a candidate for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in 2010. His primary opponents were former U.S. Attorney Matt Mead, who won the nomination and later the general election, state auditor Rita Meyer, who placed second, and Speaker of the Wyoming House Colin M. Simpson of Cody, who finished in fourth place. Personal life Ron Micheli was born in Fort Bridger in Uinta County in the southwestern corner of Wyoming to Joseph G. Micheli (born 1927) and Rebecca T. Micheli (born 1925). In 1966, he graduated from Mountain View High School. In 1970, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science from the University of Wyoming at Laramie. He was voted the "Outstanding Animal Science Student" by the agriculture honorary fraternity Alpha Zeta.[1] Micheli has also been rec

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Larry Long (judge)

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Larry Long (judge)

Larry Long (born September 30, 1947) is an American judge and the former 29th Attorney General of the state of South Dakota, United States.[1] A Republican, he was first elected Attorney General in 2002 and left office in 2009 to accept an appointment by Gov. Mike Rounds to a judgeship in the state’s Second Judicial District. Early life and education He graduated from South Dakota State University in 1969 and University of South Dakota School of Law in 1972. 2002 South Dakota Attorney General election On April 12, 2002, Chief Deputy Attorney General Larry Long, declared he was running for Attorney General.[2] Lawrence County States Attorney John H. Fitzgerald and Pennington County States Attorney Glenn Brenner also entered the race.[3] Long would go on to win the Republican nomination at the Republican convention with 63.6% of the vote; Fitzgerald received 22.2% and Brenner received 14.2%. .[4] Beadle County States Attorney Mike Moore had declared he would run for the Democrat nomination, but agreed to s

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Jared Moskowitz

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Jared Moskowitz

Jared Evan Moskowitz (born December 18, 1980) is a Democratic politician from Florida. He has served as director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management since being appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis in January 2019. Previously, he served in the Florida House of Representatives, representing the Coral Springs area in northern Broward County, from 2012 to 2019. History Moskowitz was born in Coral Springs, and attended George Washington University, receiving his Bachelor's degree in political science, and then Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University, receiving his Juris Doctor. He worked as an intern for Vice-President Al Gore, served as an assistant on Joe Lieberman's 2004 presidential campaign, and in 2008 served as one of Barack Obama's electors in Florida. While attending law school, Moskowitz was elected to the Parkland City Commission in 2006 and was re-elected in 2010, serving until he resigned to run for the legislature in 2012. While serving as a City Commissioner, Moskowitz

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David Paterson

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David Paterson

David Alexander Paterson (born May 20, 1954)[1] is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who served as the 55th Governor of New York, succeeding Eliot Spitzer and serving out nearly three years of Spitzer's term from March 2008 to the end of 2010. He is the first African American to serve as Governor of New York and the second legally blind[2] governor of a U.S. state. Following his graduation from Hofstra Law School, Paterson worked in the District Attorney's office of Queens County, New York and on the staff of Manhattan Borough President David Dinkins. In 1985, he was elected to the New York State Senate to a seat once held by his father, former New York Secretary of State Basil Paterson. In 2003, he rose to the position of Senate minority leader. Paterson was selected to be the running mate of Democratic gubernatorial nominee Eliot Spitzer in the 2006 New York gubernatorial election.[3] Spitzer and Paterson were elected in November 2006 with 69 percent of the vote, and Paterson took o

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Randy Pullen

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Randy Pullen

Randy Pullen is a Republican Party activist. He is a former Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party; he served as chairman from 2007 to 2011.[1][2] He is Chairman of WageWatch, a former Arizona Republican National Committeeman, and former Treasurer of the Republican National Committee. Pullman sought the Republican nomination for Arizona State Treasurer in 2014, losing in the primary to Jeff DeWit. Notes Randy Pullen http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/bastard/2010/11/randy_pullen_out_as_arizona_go.php External links Randy Pullen!s website Appearances on C-SPAN

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Michael Nutter

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Michael Nutter

Michael Anthony Nutter (born June 29, 1957) is an American politician who served as the 98th Mayor of Philadelphia. Elected on November 6, 2007, he was reelected to a second term on November 8, 2011.[1] He is a previous member of the Philadelphia City Council from the 4th district and had served as the 52nd Ward Democratic Leader until 1990.[2] Mayor Nutter also served as the President of the United States Conference of Mayors from June 2012 to June 2013. He received an honorary doctorate in public service honoris causa from Saint Joseph's University in 2015.[3] Nutter is a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council.[4] Early life and education Nutter, known to childhood friends as "Big Nut", was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and grew up in West Philadelphia. He attended elementary school at Transfiguration of Our Lord Catholic Elementary School and later[5][6] St. Joseph's Preparatory School in North Philadelphia. He graduated from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1979 w

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Alec Poitevint

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Alec Poitevint

Alec L. Poitevint II (born 1947) is a Georgia businessman and longtime official of the U.S. Republican Party (GOP). In February 2011, he was named by GOP Chairman Reince Priebus to manage the 2012 Republican National Convention, to be held in Tampa beginning on August 27, 2012.[1] Poitevint replaces the team appointed by former RNC Chair Michael Steele, who Priebus fired immediately after his election as chairman in January 2011. Poitevint's official title of chairman of the Committee on Arrangements.[2] Poitevint served as chairman of the Georgia Republican Party in the 2000s, overseeing capture of the governorship by his party for the first time in 134 years, as well as achieving control of the state senate and house of representatives.[3] He currently serves as Republican National Committeeman from Georgia.[4] From 1997 to 2001, Poitevint served as treasurer of the Republican National Committee under then-Chair Jim Nicholson. He has been a member of the National Committee since 1989.[5] Business and pub

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Christine Quinn

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Christine Quinn

Christine Callaghan Quinn (born July 25, 1966) is an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, she formerly served as the Speaker of the New York City Council. The third person to hold this office, she was the first female and first openly gay speaker.[2][3] She ran to succeed Michael Bloomberg as the city's mayor in the 2013 mayoral election, but lost the Democratic primary. Quinn is a political contributor on CNN and MSNBC. Early life, education, and early political career Quinn was born in Glen Cove, New York, one of two daughters of Mary (née Callaghan) and Lawrence Quinn.[4] Her mother died of breast cancer in 1982.[5] She attended School of the Holy Child in the village of Old Westbury on Long Island in New York, and graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut in 1988.[6] Her maternal grandmother, Ellen (née Shine) Callaghan, was a survivor of the sinking of the RMS Titanic.[5] She served as head of the Housing Justice Campaign for the Association of Neighborhood and Housing

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Ricardo Muñoz

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Ricardo Muñoz

Ricardo Muñoz is a former member of the Chicago City Council, having served as alderman for the 22nd ward, which includes Little Village and Archer Heights.[1] Muñoz was appointed to this position by Mayor Richard M. Daley in 1993 and was the longest tenured Latino and fourth longest tenured member of the Chicago City Council.[2] Early and personal life Ricardo Muñoz was born in Monterrey, Mexico. His family immigrated to the United States and settled on the Near West Side of Chicago. The family later moved to Little Village where he and his wife Betty currently own a home. During his teenage years, he was arrested three times and pleaded guilty to two weapons violations and one charge of cocaine possession.[3] Each time he was given a year of court supervision.[4] He later graduated high school and earned a bachelor's degree in political science at Northern Illinois University.[3] Muñoz intervened to help his daughter, whose test scores weren't high enough, get into a prestigious city high school. Muñoz ac

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Fred Risser

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Fred Risser

Fred A. Risser (born May 5, 1927) is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin Senate, representing the 26th District since 1962.[1] His district includes most of the west side and central neighborhoods of Madison, including the campus of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He previously served in the Wisconsin Assembly from 1957 to 1962. Risser has never lost an election and is the longest-serving state legislator in American political history.[1][2][3] Upon the death of New Mexico State Senator John Pinto in May 2019, Risser became the only remaining World War II veteran currently serving as a state legislator in the United States.[4] Early life, education and career Risser was born in Madison, Wisconsin on May 5, 1927[5] into a prolific Wisconsin political family. Risser's father (Fred E. Risser), grandfather (Ernest Warner), and great-grandfather (Clement Warner) served at various times as Wisconsin legislators representing part or all of Dane County, although none were Democrats.[2] He served in the Unit

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Eugene Miller (Ohio politician)

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Eugene Miller (Ohio politician)

Eugene Miller is a former member of Cleveland City Council and a former member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing the 10th District from 2007 to 2009. He has represented Cleveland's Ward 10 since May 2009, when he was appointed to complete the unexpired term of Councilman Roosevelt Coats.[1] He won an election for the seat in November 2009.[2] References Gomez, Henry J. (2009-05-04). "Cleveland council members unanimously back Shari Cloud and Eugene Miller for vacant seats". The Plain Dealer. Archived from the original on 2009-07-31. Retrieved 2010-02-25. Gomez, Henry J. (2009-11-04). "Jeffrey Johnson wins Cleveland City Council seat, ousting Shari Cloud; other incumbents win". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved 2010-02-25. External links Page on Cleveland City Council website

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Gwen Moore (California politician)

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Gwen Moore is a former California State Assemblywoman[1] who served from 1978 until 1994. She represented the 49th District; after the 1990 redistricting, the 49th was renumbered as the 47th district. With term limits impending, Moore decided to leave the Assembly with one term left and ran for Secretary of State in 1994. She lost the primary to Interim Secretary of State Tony Miller, who had succeeded to the office upon the resignation of March Fong Eu earlier in 1994. References "Gwen Moore, Sting Target, Elected as Assembly Whip". Los Angeles Times. January 12, 1989. Retrieved 1 March 2011. California Assembly Preceded byJulian Dixon California State Assemblywoman, 49th District1978-1992 Succeeded byDiane Martinez Preceded byTeresa Hughes California State Assemblywoman, 47th District1992-1994 Succeeded byKevin Murray

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Mike Pompeo

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Mike Pompeo

Michael Richard Pompeo (born December 30, 1963) is an American politician, diplomat, businessman, and attorney who, since April 2018, has served as 70th United States secretary of state. He is a former United States Army officer and was Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from January 2017 until April 2018. Pompeo was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 2011 to 2017, representing Kansas's 4th congressional district. He was a Kansas representative on the Republican National Committee and member of the Italian American Congressional Delegation. Pompeo is also a member of the Tea Party movement within the Republican Party.[3] President Donald Trump nominated Pompeo as secretary of state in March 2018, with Pompeo succeeding Rex Tillerson after his dismissal.[4] Pompeo was confirmed by the Senate on April 26, 2018, in a 57–42 vote[5][6][7] and was sworn in the same day.[8] Education and early career Pompeo was born in Orange, California, the son of Dorothy (née Mercer) and Wa

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Chris Redfern

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Chris Redfern

Chris Redfern (born October 1, 1964) is an American politician, former state representative in Ohio, and former chair of the Ohio Democratic Party. He won election to the chairmanship of the Ohio Democratic Party in December 2005 and was reelected in 2008 and again in 2012 before resigning in December 2014. He was previously a Democratic State Representative for Ohio House District 80 and had been a member of the Ohio House since 1999. During the 2012 general election, he was again elected to serve as State Representative for the newly drawn 89th District.[1] Political career Redfern is the only Ohio Democratic Party Chairman on record to have served as chairman when the Democratic Party won gubernatorial, U.S. Senate, and presidential elections.[2] In 2008, The Columbus Dispatch wrote:"Democrats made history -- marking the first time a party that did not draw the district lines was ever able to take control of the House chamber."[3] Following President Barack Obama's successful 2012 re-election, Redfern be

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Mike Rounds

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Mike Rounds

Marion Michael Rounds (born October 24, 1954) is an American businessman and politician serving as the junior United States Senator from South Dakota since 2015. A member of the Republican Party, he served as the 31st Governor of South Dakota from 2003 to 2011, having previously served in the South Dakota Senate from 1991 to 2001. In 2014, he was elected to the United States Senate, succeeding retiring Democrat Tim Johnson. Early life, education, and business career Rounds, the eldest of eleven children, was born in Huron, South Dakota, the son of Joyce (née Reinartz) and Don Rounds.[1] He has German, Belgian, Swedish and English ancestry.[1] Rounds has lived in the state capital of Pierre since he was three years old. He was named for an uncle, Marion Rounds, who was killed in the Pacific theater during the Second World War. Several members of the Rounds family have been involved in state government. His father worked at various times as state director of highway safety, a staffer for Rural Electrificatio

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Frank Sanchez

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Frank Sanchez

Francisco J. "Frank" Sánchez (born June 16, 1959) is an American lawyer and business advisor, former Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade at the Department of Commerce in the Obama administration. Early life and education Sánchez graduated with a B.A. from Florida State University in 1982. In 1986, he received a J.D. from Florida State University College of Law. He earned a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University in 1993. Professional career From 1984 to 1987, Sánchez worked for then Governor Bob Graham and Lieutenant Governor Wayne Mixson. In 1987 he joined the law firm of Steel, Hector and Davis. In 1993 he went to work for CMI, an international consulting firm focusing on negotiations strategy and conflict management. He then co-founded CMI International Group and served as a senior advisor to CMPartners. From 1999 to 2000, he served as a Special Assistant to the President. From 2000 to 2001, he served as Assistant Secretary of Transportation for Aviation and International Affai

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Melinda Smyser

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Melinda Smyser

Melinda S. Smyser (born October 29, 1958) was a Republican Idaho State Senator, who represented District 11 from 2009 to 2012. Melinda previously served as Director of the Idaho Department of Labor and currently serves as the director of the state's Office of Drug Policy (ODP).[3] Early life, education, and personal life Melinda Smyser was born in Caldwell, raised in Middleton, and graduated from Middleton High School. She received a Bachelor of Science with a double major in C/T/Design and Education and Extension from the University of Idaho. She also received a master's degree in Education/Counseling from the College of Idaho.[1] Smyser is married to C.A. "Skip" Smyser and is a mother of four. Career Caldwell School District P.R. Coordinator (1998–2000) Caldwell Alternative High School Counselor (1989–1997) Parma School District Counselor (1984–1989) Wilder School District Teacher (1982–1984) She has worked for Jim Risch, has his southwest regional director, from 2012 to 2017.[4][5] Idaho Departm

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Alan Seabaugh

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Alan Seabaugh

Alan Thomas Seabaugh (born May 20, 1967) is an American attorney from Shreveport, Louisiana, who is a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from District 5 in Caddo Parish. Background Alan Seabaugh has been a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives since 2010. He currently serves on the House Ways and Means, Insurance, and Labor Committees as well as the Joint Legislative Committee on the Capital Outlay. In 2012, he was elected Vice Chairman of the Louisiana House Republican delegation. Seabaugh is the managing partner of Seabaugh, Joffrion, Sepulvado & Victory law firm. He also is a member of the Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions, where he helps grade the constitutional law section of the Louisiana state bar exam. He is a member of the National Rifle Association, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, National Federation of Independent Business, Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, the Shreveport and Louisiana bar associations, the Heritag

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Mark Shurtleff

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Mark Shurtleff

Mark Leonard Shurtleff (born August 9, 1957) is an American attorney and founder of the Shurtleff Law Firm and the Shurtleff Group. He was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm Troutman Sanders[2] and served as a Salt Lake County Commissioner and the Attorney General of the state of Utah. Education and early career Shurtleff attended Brighton High School (Cottonwood Heights, Utah), Brigham Young University, University of Utah College of Law, and University of San Diego School of Law. Shurtleff served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Peru.[3] He served four years in the United States Navy as a Judge Advocate General Corps (JAG).[4] Career Shurtleff was the Deputy County Attorney and a Commissioner of Salt Lake County and later became an Assistant Attorney General for the state of Utah. Shurtleff was elected Attorney General in November 2000, and re-elected in 2004 and 2008. He is the first Attorney General in Utah to win re-election for a third term.

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Samuel Shapiro (Maine politician)

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Samuel Shapiro (Maine politician)

Samuel Shapiro (born August 26, 1927) is a Maine politician. A Democrat, Shapiro served from 1981 to 1996 as State Treasurer of Maine.[1] Shapiro was born in Brownsville, Pennsylvania to immigrant parents from Ukraine and Lithuania. He spent two years in the U.S. Navy and then attended the University of Pittsburgh on the G.I. bill. He then moved to Waterville, Maine, where he ran several furniture stores owned by his father-in-law. Shapiro eventually became the treasurer of the Maine Democratic Party for thirteen years. He served as state treasurer of Maine from 1981 to 1996.[2] References "Maine Office of the State Treasurer: About Us: Former Treasurers". Retrieved 16 April 2012. L'Hommedieu, Andreau. "Interview with Sam and Carol Shapiro". Bowdoin.edu. Retrieved 16 April 2012. Political offices Preceded byJerrold Speers Treasurer of Maine1981–1996 Succeeded byDale McCormick

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Ted Strickland

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Ted Strickland

Theodore Strickland[1] (born August 4, 1941) is an American politician who was the 68th Governor of Ohio, serving from 2007 to 2011. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served in the United States House of Representatives, representing Ohio's 6th congressional district (1993–1995, 1997–2007).[2] In the 2006 gubernatorial election, Strickland was elected to succeed term-limited Republican incumbent Bob Taft after defeating Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, receiving 60% of the vote.[3] He was narrowly defeated for re-election in the 2010 gubernatorial election by former U.S. Representative John Kasich.[4] In April 2014, Strickland became president of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, a progressive public policy research and advocacy organization.[5] Strickland left that position in February 2015,[6] and on February 25, 2015, he announced his intention to run for the United States Senate against incumbent Rob Portman.[7] Strickland won the Democratic nomination, and was then defea

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Malcolm Smith (American politician)

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Malcolm Smith (American politician)

Malcolm Anthony Smith (born August 9, 1956) is an American politician from New York who was convicted of public corruption. A Democrat, Smith represented the 10th district in the New York State Senate from 2000 to 2002 and represented Senate District 14 from 2003 to 2014. Smith served as New York State Senate Majority Leader in 2009 and served as Temporary President of the New York State Senate from 2009 to 2010; he is the first African-American to hold those leadership positions. On April 2, 2013, Smith was arrested by the FBI on federal corruption charges. The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and the Federal Bureau of Investigation alleged that Smith attempted to secure a spot on the Republican ballot in the 2013 New York City mayoral election through bribery of New York City Councilman Dan Halloran and two other Republican officials. In September 2014, Smith's Democratic primary challenger, former New York City Councilman Leroy Comrie, defeated Smith in a landslide. The followi

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Bill Thompson (New York politician)

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Bill Thompson (New York politician)

William Colridge Thompson Jr. (born July 10, 1953).[1][2][3] is an American politician who served as the 42nd Comptroller of New York City; sworn into office on January 1, 2002, he was reelected to serve a second term that began on January 1, 2006. He did not seek re-election in 2009. Instead he ran for mayor, and he was succeeded as comptroller by John Liu. On June 15, 2016, Thompson was appointed by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo as chairman of the board of trustees of The City University of New York; his term ends in June 2022.[4] Thompson ran unsuccessfully in the 2009 election for Mayor of New York as the nominee of the Democratic and Working Families parties,[5] and he unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination in the 2013 election for mayor.[6] Early life and education Thompson was born and raised in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn.[1] He is the son of Elaine Thompson, a New York City public-school teacher, and William C. Thompson Sr., formerly a prominent Brooklyn Democra

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Shavonda E. Sumter

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Shavonda E. Sumter

Shavonda E. Sumter (born January 19, 1974) is an American Democratic Party politician who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 2012, representing the 35th Legislative District. Biography Sumter was born in Paterson, New Jersey, the daughter of Charles and Bonnie Williams. She attended public and private schools in Paterson, Prospect Park, and Haledon. She graduated from Kean University in 1996 with a B.A. degree in political science. She earned an M.B.A. degree in health care administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Sumter has worked in health services and currently serves as director of behavioral health services at Mountainside Hospital in Glen Ridge.[1] Sumter has served on the New Jersey Democratic State Committee since 2008.[2] She was one of the members of the electoral college who cast a ballot for Barack Obama and Joe Biden after the 2008 presidential election.[3] In 2010, Sumter was the campaign manager for Jeffery Jones in his successful campaign for Mayor of Paterson.[1

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Karen Thurman

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Karen Thurman

Karen L. Thurman (born January 12, 1951) is a former U.S. Representative from Florida. She is a Democrat.[3] Early life and education She was born on January 12, 1951 in Rapid City, South Dakota, but has spent most of her life in Florida. She received her associate degree from Santa Fe College in Gainesville in 1970 and later her bachelor's degree in education from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida in 1973. She is married to John Thurman. They have two children, McLin (Macky) and Liberty Lee, and make their home in Dunnellon, Florida. Early political career Thurman was first elected to public office in 1974, when she won a seat on the city council of Dunnellon, Florida, on which she served until 1983. She served as Mayor of Dunnellon from 1979 to 1981. She served in the Florida State Senate from 1983 to 1993. Congresswoman Florida gained three congressional districts after the 1990 census. One of them was the 5th District, which stretched from Gainesville to the far northern portion of t

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Frederica Wilson

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Frederica Wilson

Frederica Smith Wilson (born Frederica Patricia Smith, November 5, 1942) is a politician who has been a member of the United States House of Representatives since 2011. Located in South Florida, Wilson's congressional district—numbered the 17th during her first two years in Congress, and the 24th since 2013—is a majority African-American district that includes the southern parts of Broward County and the eastern parts of Miami-Dade County. Included within the district are Opa-locka, Hollywood, Miramar, and North Miami. She gained national attention in early 2012 as a result of her high-profile comments on the death of Trayvon Martin.[1][2] Wilson is a member of the Democratic Party.[3] The seat she was elected to became available when the incumbent Kendrick Meek ran for a seat in the Senate in 2010. Wilson is known for her large and colorful hats, of which she owns several hundred. She has gone through efforts to get Congress to lift its ban on head coverings during House sessions, which dates back to 1837.

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Susan Wefald

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Susan Wefald

Susan Wefald (born June 30, 1947) is a former North Dakota Republican Party politician. She served as a North Dakota Public Service Commissioner from 1993 until her retirement in 2009.[1] Biography Susan Wefald was born in Royal Oak, Michigan and received her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and her Master of Public Administration degree from the University of North Dakota. She is a licensed social worker, and a former credit counselor. She was a member of the Bismarck Public Schools board from 1989 to 1993, and she has been on the Veterans Memorial Library Board of Trustees since 2001. She was appointed to the Public Service Commission in 1993 by Governor Ed Schafer to complete the term by Dale V. Sandstrom, who resigned. She is the first woman to serve on the state's Public Service Commission. In 2002, Wefald was re-elected to serve a six-year term with the Commission. Wefald did not seek re-election in 2008. At the time of her retirement, she was serving as the President of the Commissio

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Wellington Webb

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Wellington Webb

Wellington E. Webb (born February 17, 1941) is an American politician. He served in the Colorado House of Representatives and was the first African American mayor of Denver, Colorado, serving from 1991 to 2003. Early life and career The Webb family relocated from Chicago to the Northeast section of Denver in August 1954, where the imposing six-foot, five-inch youth became active in sports. He is a graduate of the city's Manual High School. Webb was an all-conference basketball player at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colorado, in 1960. He obtained his B.A. in sociology from Colorado State College in 1964 and his M.A. in sociology from the same school, now known as the University of Northern Colorado, in 1971. He has been married to Wilma Webb since 1969, and they have four children. In 2001, Webb served on the selection committee for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence.[1] Politics Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building In 1972, Webb was elected to the Colorado House of Represe

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Annette Polly Williams

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Annette Polly Williams

Annette Polly Williams (January 10, 1937 – November 9, 2014) was an American counselor, clerical worker and politician from Milwaukee who served 10 terms as a Democratic Party member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing her assembly district from her election in 1980 until January 3, 2011.[1] Background Williams was born in Belzoni, Mississippi in 1937 and graduated from North Division High School, attended Milwaukee Area Technical College from 1971–73, then went on to earn a B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee in 1975. After working as a mental health assistant, counselor, cashier, clerk, keypunch operator, and typist, while raising four children. she was elected to the Assembly in 1980 and became a full-time legislator. Politics Williams was active in civic affairs, serving on the board or advisory council of such organizations as Urban Day School, Inner City Council on Alcoholism, S.E. Wisconsin Health Systems Agency, Wisconsin Black Women's Network, Central City Bicycle Saf

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Cam Ward (politician)

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Cam Ward (politician)

Cam Ward (born March 24, 1971) is a Republican member of the Alabama Senate.[1] He has represented District 14 since 2010.[2] Biography Ward was born in Milton, Florida and graduated from Bradford County High School in Starke, Florida.[3] He received an undergraduate degree (international relations and political science) from Troy University and a law degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.[4] While at Troy, Ward served two terms as Student Government Association president.[4] Ward is the Executive Director of the Industrial Development Board of Alabaster, Alabama.[5] He is chairman of the Autism Task Force of Alabama[6] and helped launch Autism Alabama, "an on-line library providing distance learning for teachers who have children on the autism spectrum."[7] Career Shortly after his daughter Riley was born in 2002, Ward was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives for District 14, where he served two terms.[8] In December 2010, Ward supported a piece of legislation granti

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Jack Wagner (politician)

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Jack Wagner (politician)

Jack E. Wagner (born January 4, 1948)[3] is an American Democratic politician from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He served as Pennsylvania Auditor General, and prior served in the State Senate and Pittsburgh City Council. Early life, education, and military service Seal of Jack Wagner as Auditor General Wagner is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a recipient of the Purple Heart and other military commendations for service in the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1968. "In the demilitarized zone between North and South Vietnam, Wagner's squad got caught in an ambush." Wagner was among three wounded, twelve others died.[4] After being discharged from the Marines, he attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) where he graduated in 1974 with a degree in Safety Management. While a student at IUP, Wagner worked as a paramedic with Citizens Ambulance Service serving Indiana County and taught evening emergency responder courses at Admiral Peary Area Vocational Technical School in Ebensburg. Wagne

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Charles Thone

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Charles Thone

Charles Thone (January 4, 1924 – March 7, 2018) was an American Republican politician. He was the 34th Governor of Nebraska, serving from 1979 to 1983. He previously served as a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Nebraska's 1st congressional district, from 1971 to 1979. Early life Thone was born in Hartington, Nebraska. He was one of four sons, including John Jr. He graduated from Hartington High School. During World War II, he served in the Infantry and in the field artillery and the Army Air Corps of the United States Army as a non-commissioned officer and as an officer. Political career Following graduation from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Law in 1950, he set up private practice in Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] He was deputy secretary of state for Nebraska from 1951 to 1952.[2] In 1952, he became President of the Nebraska Junior Chamber of Commerce. He married Ruth Raymond on August 16, 1953.[3] From 1954 to 1970, he served as Administrative Assistant to U.S. S

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Harriet Smith Windsor

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Harriet Smith Windsor

Harriet Smith Windsor was the Delaware Secretary of State from 2001 through 2009. Windsor is a Democrat and currently services as the Vice Chair of the Delaware Democratic Party. In 2008 Windsor was an elector for Barack Obama.[1] Early life and education Windsor was born in Millsboro, Delaware. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Juniata College before going on to obtain an M.A. and PhD from the University of Delaware.[2] Political experience Windsor served as Delaware Secretary of State from 2001–2009.[2] Personal life Windsor is married to Richard, and together they have two children named James and Julia. She lives in Lewes, Delaware. She is a member of the United Methodist Church.[2] References Miller, J.L. (2008-12-15). "Delaware's electors cast votes for Obama, Biden". The News-Journal. Archived from the original on 2009-01-24. Retrieved 2008-12-22. Secretary of State Harriet Smith Windsor, State Rep. James "J.J." Johnson, D-Jefferson Farms, and Ted Kaufman – who will fill Biden's Senate seat

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Victoria Wells Wulsin

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Victoria Wells Wulsin

Victoria Wells Wulsin, 2006 Victoria Elizabeth Wells Wulsin (born October 27, 1953) is an American physician who specializes in epidemiology, especially AIDS research among women in Africa. She has become involved in politics, and in 2006 and 2008 ran as the Democratic candidate in the Second District of Ohio (map). She lost to the Republican incumbent. She is a resident of Indian Hill, an affluent suburb of Cincinnati. Early life and education Wulsin was born in Elyria, Ohio, the daughter of a teacher and a social worker. She attended high school in Ohio, and earned a B.A. at Harvard University.[1] After college, she returned to Ohio and earned a medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland (1980). She earned a masters in Public Health (1982) and a doctorate in Epidemiology (1985), both from the Harvard University School of Public Health.[2] Wulsin has obtained medical licenses in Massachusetts (1981) and Ohio (1989). Marriage and family She married Dr. Lawson Reed Wulsin, now a psy

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Joe Wineke

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Joe Wineke

Joseph S. Wineke (born January 5, 1957) is an American politician. He served as a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly and Wisconsin State Senate and was elected for two terms as the Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. He was succeeded by Mike Tate. Early life and career Wineke graduated from Verona Area High School in 1975.[1] He graduated with a B.A. in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1980. He served on the Verona City Council from 1980 to 1983. He was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly and served from 1983 to 1993, when he was elected to the Wisconsin State Senate in the April 1993 special election. Wineke was reelected in 1994.[2] Political career In 1998, Wineke ran for the open seat being vacated by United States Representative Scott Klug in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was defeated in the Democratic primary, receiving 27 percent of the vote. Tammy Baldwin won both the primary and general election. Wineke was elected the chairperson of the Democ

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