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Victoria Reggie Kennedy

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Victoria Reggie Kennedy

Victoria Anne "Vicki" Kennedy (née Reggie; born February 26, 1954)[1] is an American lawyer. She was the second wife and widow of longtime U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy, who was 22 years her senior. Early life and education The second of six children, Victoria Anne Reggie was born in Crowley in Acadia Parish in southwestern Louisiana. Her father, Edmund Reggie, was a Louisiana judge and banker; her mother, the former Doris Ann Boustany, was a Democratic National Committeewoman.[2][3] Reggie is of Lebanese descent, as all of her grandparents were Maronites from Lebanon, who immigrated to the United States and later settled to Louisiana.[4] Reggie's grandparents became important members of the local Roman Catholic church, and later their children became involved in business and politics.[4][5] Reggie's immediate family was wealthy because of money from her maternal family's interest in the Bunny Bread baking concern in New Orleans.[4][5] She was raised in a family that was constantly involved in politics and camp

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Rod Blagojevich

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Rod Blagojevich

Rod Blagojevich[1][2][3][4] ( blə-GOY-ə-vitch, born December 10, 1956; nicknamed "Blago"[5][6][7]) is an American politician who served as the 40th Governor of Illinois from 2003 until his impeachment, conviction, and removal from office in 2009. A lifelong Democrat, Blagojevich was a state representative before being elected to Congress representing parts of Chicago. He was elected governor in 2002, the first Democrat to win the office since Dan Walker's victory 30 years earlier, and won reelection to a second term in 2006.[8] Blagojevich was impeached and removed from office for corruption; he solicited bribes for political appointments, including Barack Obama's vacant U.S. Senate seat after Obama was elected president in 2008. Blagojevich was convicted and sentenced to 14 years in federal prison. President Donald Trump commuted his sentence on February 18, 2020,[9] ending his sentence four years early.[10] Early life Blagojevich was born in Chicago, Illinois, the second of two children.[11] His father,

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Jim Saxton

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Jim Saxton

Hugh James Saxton (born January 22, 1943) is an American Republican Party politician. He represented parts of Burlington, Ocean, and Camden counties in the United States House of Representatives from 1984 to 2009. Saxton is currently a member of the board of directors of Holtec International.[1] Life Born in Nicholson, Pennsylvania, he attended East Stroudsburg State College (now East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania) and Temple University. He then pursued a career as an elementary public school teacher and small business owner. Saxton served in the New Jersey General Assembly (the lower chamber of the New Jersey Legislature) from 1976 to 1981 and in the New Jersey Senate from 1982 to 1984. Saxton had been a resident of the Vincentown section of Southampton Township, New Jersey.[2][3] In 1984, 13th District Congressman Edwin B. Forsythe died with nine months left in his seventh full term. Saxton was elected as his successor. He ran in two elections which took place on the same day—a special electio

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Lucy McBath

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Lucy McBath

Lucia Kay McBath (née Holman; born June 1, 1960) is an American gun control advocate and politician who is a member of the United States House of Representatives from Georgia's 6th congressional district. The district, which was once represented by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, includes many of Atlanta's affluent northern suburbs, such as Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Brookhaven, and parts of Tucker and Marietta. Her son, Jordan Davis, was murdered in November 2012. A member of the Democratic Party, McBath defeated Republican incumbent Karen Handel in the November 2018 election. Early life and career McBath was born in Joliet, Illinois, U.S., on June 1, 1960.[1][2] Her father, Lucien Holman, was a dentist who owned The Black Voice, an African-American newspaper, and served as president of the NAACP's Illinois chapter. Her mother, Wilma, worked as a nurse. Lucy has a sister, Lori.[3] McBath attended Virginia State University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in polit

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Joe Ganim

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Joe Ganim

Joseph Peter Ganim (born October 21, 1959) is an American politician, convicted felon, and the mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut, and was a Candidate for Governor of the State of Connecticut. He was elected mayor of the city six times serving from 1991 to 2003, when he resigned after being convicted on federal felony corruption charges. Ganim was released after serving six years in a Federal Correctional Institution at Fort Dix. In 2015, Ganim mounted a successful political comeback after being elected Bridgeport mayor again.[1][2] Ganim was sworn in as mayor on December 1, 2015.[1] Ganim has twice unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for governor of Connecticut, running in 1994 and 2018. Early life and education Ganim was born to George W. Ganim Sr. and Josephine Ganim of Easton, Connecticut.[3] Ganim's father was a prominent Bridgeport attorney and Republican Party loyalist who was a lieutenant of local Republican boss Ed Sandula.[4] Ganim, on the other hand, became a Democrat.[4] Ganim graduat

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Tamika D. Mallory

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Tamika D. Mallory

Tamika Danielle Mallory (born September 4, 1980[1]) is an activist and the national co-chair for the Women's March. She is an advocate of gun control, feminism, and the Black Lives Matter movement. Personal life Mallory was born in The Bronx, New York,[1] to activists Stanley and Voncile Mallory[2] in New York City. She grew up in the Manhattanville Houses in Manhattan and moved to Co-Op City in the Bronx when she was 14.[3] Her parents were founding members of Al Sharpton's National Action Network (NAN), a leading civil rights organization throughout the United States.[4] Their work in NAN influenced Mallory and her interests in social justice and civil rights. Mallory is a single mother to her son Tarique. Her son's father, Jason Ryans, was murdered in 2001.[3] Mallory explains that her experience with NAN taught her to react to this tragedy with activism. Her son is now 18, and an active member of NAN. Mallory is Christian.[5] Political activism and career At age 11, Mallory became a member of NAN to

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Jeffrey Katzenberg

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Jeffrey Katzenberg

Jeffrey Katzenberg (born December 21, 1950) is an American film producer and media proprietor. He became well known for his tenure as chairman of Walt Disney Studios from 1984 to 1994, during which the studio reinvigorated its live-action and animation divisions, as well as producing some of its biggest hits, including The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992), and The Lion King (1994). After departing Disney, he was a co-founder and CEO of DreamWorks Animation, where he oversaw the production of such animated franchises as Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, Monsters vs. Aliens and How to Train Your Dragon. He has since founded a new media and technology company called WndrCo and is the founder of Quibi, a short-form mobile video platform. Katzenberg has also been involved in politics. With his active support of Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren and Barack Obama, he was called "one of Hollywood's premier political kingmakers and one of the Democratic Party's top national fundrais

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Jason Kander

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Jason Kander

Jason David Kander (born May 4, 1981)[1] is an American attorney, author, veteran, and politician. A Democrat, he served as the 39th Secretary of State of Missouri, from 2013 to 2017. He had previously served as a member of the Missouri House of Representatives from 2009 to 2013. Before entering politics, he was an intelligence officer in the Army National Guard, achieving the rank of captain. He was the Democratic nominee for the United States Senate for Missouri in 2016, narrowly losing the election to Republican incumbent Roy Blunt.[2] After the Senate election, Kander founded an organization called Let America Vote, a campaign dedicated to ending voter suppression.[3] He declared himself a candidate in the 2019 Kansas City mayoral election, but dropped out on October 2, 2018, after revealing that he suffered from PTSD and depression.[4] Early life and education Kander was born on May 4, 1981 in Overland Park, Kansas,[5] the son of Janet (née Secor), a juvenile probation officer, and Steve Kander, a pol

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Tamika Mallory

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Tamika Mallory

Tamika Danielle Mallory (born September 4, 1980)[1] is an American activist. She was one of the leading organizers of the 2017 Women's March, for which she and her three other co-chairs were recognized in the Time 100 that year.[2] Mallory is a proponent of gun control, feminism, and the Black Lives Matter movement. In 2018, Mallory drew criticism for her attendance at an event with, and past praise for, controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, which prompted calls for her resignation from the 2019 Women's March.[3][4][5][6][7] Following later allegations of anti-semitism, Mallory left the organization in September 2019.[8] Personal life Mallory was born in The Bronx, New York City, to Stanley and Voncile Mallory[9] in New York City. She grew up in the Manhattanville Houses in Manhattan and moved to Co-Op City in the Bronx when she was 14.[10] Her parents were founding members and activists of Reverend Al Sharpton's National Action Network (NAN), a leading civil rights organization throughout

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Ryan Deitsch

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Ryan Deitsch

Ryan Deitsch is an American student activist against gun violence, and a survivor of the Parkland massacre. He is a founding member of the Never Again MSD movement. Deitsch filmed the active Stoneman Douglas High School massacre from inside the school, which occurred on his senior year there, and was saved as he hid with other students in a closet during the event.[1] Deitsch has criticized the media for sensationalizing shooters, and has encouraged supporters to be a part of protests and marches.[2] On February 21, 2018 he was a part of a CNN town hall with lawmakers, asking senator Marco Rubio the question, "Why do we have to march ... to save innocent lives?"[3][4] Deitsch was featured in a Harvard Political Review interview, along with Cameron Kasky, and David Hogg.[5] References Dolsten, Josefin (March 7, 2018). "This Jewish Parkland survivor stayed alive by hiding in a closet. Now he advocates for gun reform". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Retrieved September 15, 2018. Dwilson, Stephanie Dube (Feb

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Kyle Kulinski

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Kyle Kulinski

Kyle Edward Kulinski (born January 31, 1988) is an American political commentator, and the co-founder of Justice Democrats.[2][3] He is the host and producer of The Kyle Kulinski Show on his YouTube channel Secular Talk, an affiliate of The Young Turks network.[4] He is a social democrat, and a registered Democrat in New York state. Personal life Kulinski was born and raised in the New York City suburb of Westchester County, New York. He graduated from New Rochelle High School in 2006 and Iona College in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in political science and a minor in psychology.[5][6] Career In 2019, he was a speaker at Politicon in the Trump vs. Bernie Debate[7][8] and has appeared on the The Joe Rogan Experience.[9] He has appeared as a guest on Fox News[10] and Hill TV's Rising.[11] The Kyle Kulinski Show Kulinski started a YouTube channel in 2008, named "Secular Talk". In 2012, Kulinski began publishing videos full-time, and started broadcasting on BlogTalkRadio as The Kyle Kulinski Show. The Kyl

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Stephen King

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Stephen King

Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, and fantasy novels. His books have sold more than 350 million copies,[2] many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television series, and comic books. King has published 61 novels (including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman) and six non-fiction books.[3] He has written approximately 200 short stories,[4][5] most of which have been published in book collections. King has received Bram Stoker Awards, World Fantasy Awards, and British Fantasy Society Awards. In 2003, the National Book Foundation awarded him the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.[6] He has also received awards for his contribution to literature for his entire oeuvre, such as the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement (2004) and the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America (2007).[7] In 2015, King was awarded with a National Medal of Arts from the United States National

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Markiplier

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Markiplier

Mark Edward Fischbach[1] (born June 28, 1989),[2] known online as Markiplier, is an American YouTube gamer, actor, and comedian. Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii,[3] he began his career in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is currently based in Los Angeles, California.[4] As of December 2019, his channel has 12 billion total video views and 24.8 million subscribers.[5][6][7][8] Fischbach specializes in Let's Play videos, commonly of survival horror video games.[9] Personal life Fischbach was born at the Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.[3] His father, who was of German descent, served in the U.S. military, where he met Fischbach's mother, who is of Korean descent.[4] After his birth, his family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio.[4] He attended Milford High School where he was a member of the school's marching band, playing the trumpet.[10] He has an older brother, Jason Thomas Fischbach (known as Tom Fischbach) who is an artist and author of the webcomic Twokinds.[3][4][11] While Tom Fischbach is featured in so

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Katie Eder

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Katie Eder

Katie Eder is an activist and social entrepreneur who founded and has led three social impact ventures: 50 Miles More, Kids Tales, and The Future Coalition where she is currently the Executive Director.[1][2][3] In December 2019, Eder was named one of Forbes 30 under 30 in Law and Policy.[4] Personal life Early life and education Katie Eder was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[5] Katie graduated from Shorewood High School in 2018 and will attend Stanford University in the fall of 2020.[6] She is the youngest of five children.[7] Activism Kids Tales When Katie was 13 years old, she founded a nonprofit organization, Kids Tales, to bring creative writing workshops, taught by teens, to kids who do not have access to writing experiences outside of school.[8][9] During a Kids Tales workshop, kids write a short story that is published in an anthology, a real book.[10][11] Fifteen hundred kids in nine countries have participated in Kids Tales workshops.[12][13] Kids Tales has engaged over 400 teen teache

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Naomi Wadler

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Naomi Wadler

Naomi Wadler (born 2007) is an American student and activist attending Maret School in Washington, DC. She has made speeches advocating for victims of gun violence in the United States, especially black female victims, most notably at the anti-gun protest March for Our Lives. Personal life Wadler was adopted by Julie Wadler from an Ethiopian orphanage in 2007. Wadler's mother also adopted another daughter in 2009.[1] Wadler's African American father is a recreational hunter.[2] Wadler told Elle in April 2018 that she had been the victim of racism at her school because of her Jewish and Ethiopian heritages.[3] Political activism On March 14, 2018, Wadler helped organize a walkout of 60 fellow classmates at George Mason Elementary School.[4] On March 24, Wadler spoke to a crowd of thousands at the anti-gun protest March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C. She was the youngest speaker at the rally.[5] She talked about why she pushed for the walkout[6] and said that there's a disproportionate number of black

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Lori Alhadeff

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Lori Alhadeff

Lori Alhadeff (née Robinovitz; born February 11, 1975) is an American activist, member of the Broward County School Board, and founder of school-safety organization Make Our Schools Safe. Her 14-year-old daughter Alyssa Alhadeff was killed in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on February 14, 2018.[1] Alhadeff gained national attention after making an appearance the day after the shooting on CNN, pleading President Trump to increase school security and calls for gun control. Education Lori Robinovitz grew up in Hillsborough Township, New Jersey[2] where she attended Hillsborough High School and played on the school's soccer team.[3] She earned a bachelor of science in health and physical education from The College of New Jersey. She completed a master of arts in education at Gratz College. She is certified in the states of New Jersey and New York in health and physical education.[4] Career Alhadeff worked for the Union Township School District over the course of four years. She was a volleyball, ch

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Gabby Giffords

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Gabby Giffords

Gabrielle Dee "Gabby" Giffords (born June 8, 1970) is an American politician and gun control advocate who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives representing Arizona's 8th congressional district from January 2007 until January 2012, when she resigned due to a severe brain injury suffered during an assassination attempt. A member of the Democratic Party, Giffords was the third woman in Arizona's history to be elected to the U.S. Congress. She is married to former Space Shuttle Commander Mark E. Kelly, who is currently running for a seat in the U.S. Senate. Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Giffords graduated from Scripps College and Cornell University. After initially moving to New York City, where she worked in regional economic development for Price Waterhouse, Giffords returned to Arizona to work as the CEO of El Campo Tire Warehouses, a family business started by her grandfather. She served in the Arizona House of Representatives from 2001 until 2003 and the Arizona Senate from

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John Morse (American politician)

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John Morse (American politician)

John P. Morse[2] (born November 4, 1958) is an American former politician who was a state senator in the Colorado Senate from 2007 to 2013, serving as president of the senate in 2013. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Morse represented Senate District 11, which encompasses Manitou Springs, Colorado and eastern Colorado Springs.[3] On April 17, 2009, he was selected to become Colorado's next Senate Majority Leader, following the resignation of Senate President Peter Groff and the promotion of previous Majority Leader Brandon Shaffer. On September 10, 2013, Morse was recalled from office as a reaction to his involvement in passing gun control laws. He was the first legislator to be successfully recalled in the state's history.[4] Early life and career Morse was born on November 4, 1958 in Petersburg, Virginia[5] into a military family, the eldest of ten children. He earned the Eagle Scout rank in the Boy Scouts of America as a teenager.[6] He graduated from Mitchell High School in Colorado Springs, Colo

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Alfonso Calderon (activist)

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Alfonso Calderon (activist)

Alfonso Calderon is a Spanish-American student activist against gun violence.[2][3] He is a survivor of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting and a founding member of the Never Again MSD movement.[2][4][3] His speeches to lawmakers in the state capital of Tallahassee and on the news media including CNN have been described as "passionate"[2] and "eloquent".[5] Calderon criticized lawmakers for failing to enact sensible gun laws as well as screenings to keep mentally ill people from being able to buy "military grade weapons",[4] and he criticized the National Rifle Association (NRA)[2] and their spokesperson Dana Loesch for encouraging gun proliferation[6] as well as politicians funded by the NRA. He said that student voices were not being taken seriously enough.[5] He described a proposal of arming teachers to further school safety as a "terrible idea", explaining that teachers were never meant to carry lethal weapons.[7][8] He views his advocacy as more than merely protecting Parkland students but as an

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Movita Johnson-Harrell

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Movita Johnson-Harrell

Movita Johnson-Harrell (born April 21, 1966) is an American politician from Pennsylvania who served as a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 190th district from March to December 2019.[2][3] She resigned after pleading guilty to various criminal acts related to a charity she worked for. She is the first female Muslim member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.[4] Early life and education Johnson-Harrell was raised in poverty in a family that suffered from generations of substance abuse. She received support from welfare and lived in public housing.[5] She received an associate degree in Behavioral Health in 1999. She also received a bachelor's degree in Applied Science in 2002 and a master's degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004.[6] Early career She worked as supervisor of victim services for the Philadelphia District Attorney's office.[1] She is the founder of the CHARLES Foundation which was established in 2011 after the mistaken

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Eric Swalwell

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Eric Swalwell

Eric Michael Swalwell (born November 16, 1980) is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for California's 15th congressional district since 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, his district covers most of eastern Alameda County and part of central Contra Costa County. Swalwell was raised in Sac City, Iowa, and Dublin, California. While attending the University of Maryland, College Park, he served as a student liaison to the city council for College Park, Maryland. He then interned for Ellen Tauscher and worked as a deputy district attorney in Alameda County, California. Before being elected to the U.S. House, he served as a local appointee on Dublin commissions, and served one term elected to the Dublin City Council. He was elected to the U.S. House in November 2012, defeating incumbent Pete Stark, a 40-year incumbent who had held the office since 1973. Stark was a fellow Democrat almost a half-century Swalwell's senior; Swalwell was born shortly after Stark's re-election to his fifth t

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Jill Vedder

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Jill Vedder

Jill Kristin Vedder (née McCormick; born November 11, 1977)[1] is an American philanthropist, activist and former fashion model. She is the co-founder and Vice Chairman of the EB Research Partnership, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for the genetic skin disorder Epidermolysis Bullosa. Vedder is also an ambassador for Global Citizen and the Vitalogy Foundation. Early life and career McCormick was born in Los Angeles, California,[1] to Bud and Amy McCormick. She has five sisters.[3] At 15, McCormick relocated with her family to Bradenton, Florida, and was immediately accepted into the Elite Models Miami Division.. She attended Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, California, and graduated from Manatee High School in Bradenton in 1995.[4] In 1996, McCormick was one of the 15 finalists in the Elite Model Look of the Year contest,[5] and moved to Paris to continue her modeling career. McCormick then left Elite Model for the Champagne Trott Management agency.[2][6] She has appeared i

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Al Hoffman Jr.

Al Hoffman Jr. is an American businessman and politician. He is real estate developer and a former Ambassador to Portugal. Early life Hoffman was raised on the south side of Chicago, the youngest of seven children. His father, a Jewish Austrian, emigrated to the United States in 1906 and opened a poultry store, while his mother was a Scottish-American immigrant who grew up in Kentucky. Hoffman graduated from Morgan Park Military Academy in 1952, and was accepted to the United States Military Academy that same year. He became a captain in the Air Force, where Hoffman flew F-100s. Instead of continuing his career in the air force, Hoffman attended Harvard Business School, where he became interested in real estate development.[2] Career After leaving Harvard, Hoffman got a job for KB Homes, a developer in Detroit, Michigan.[2] Hoffman rose to the rank of executive vice president.[2] In 1967, Hoffman founded his own firm, Tekton Corp, which he sold to another company in 1970.[2] In 1975, Hoffman founded anoth

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Nate Tinbite

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Nate Tinbite

Nathaniel "Nate" Tinbite (born May 9, 2002) is an American activist and politician of Ethiopian descent, serving as Student Member of the Montgomery County Board of Education (Maryland).[1][2] Elected in April 2019, Tinbite is the third student board member to serve with full voting rights on the board. Early life and Education Tinbite was born in Montgomery County, Maryland: a suburban county northeast of Washington, D.C. His mother and father immigrated from Ethiopia. Tinbite is a current senior in high school and has one older sibling. Board of Education In 2018, Tinbite sought out the SMOB nomination for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year, however fell short in a surprising third place behind Ananya Tadikonda and Nimah Nayel. He eventually was elected in April 2019 by 53,776 students to serve as the Student Member of the Board of Education[2][3] for the nations 15th largest school district: Montgomery County Public Schools,[4] representing all 164k+ K-12 students. He currently serves on the board's Po

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Amanda Gailey

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Amanda Gailey

Amanda Gailey (born March 24, 1976) is an associate professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a political activist. Education Gailey did her undergraduate work at Phillips University and her graduate work at Creighton University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Career She worked at Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Georgia before joining the faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her work, including Proofs of Genius: Collected Editions from the American Revolution to the Digital Age, focuses on nineteenth-century American literature and textual studies. Activism In 2017 Gailey participated in a protest of Turning Point USA, a national organization that maintains a “professor watch list” and has been accused of racism. A recruiter for the organization set up a table on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Gailey held a sign that said “Turning Point: Please put me on your watch list.” Another protester, graduate student Courtney L

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Jim Cornette

James Mark "Jim" Cornette (born September 17, 1961) is an American author and podcaster who has previously worked in the professional wrestling industry as an agent, booker, color commentator, manager, promoter, trainer, and occasional professional wrestler. He has worked for Continental Wrestling Association, Mid-South Wrestling, World Class Championship Wrestling, Jim Crockett Promotions, World Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Federation (now called WWE), Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and Ring of Honor. From 1991 to 1995, he was the owner and head booker of Smoky Mountain Wrestling, and from 1999 to 2005, was the co-owner, head booker, and head trainer of Ohio Valley Wrestling. During the later years of his career, Cornette has focused primarily on backstage positions and transitioned away from his role as an on-screen manager. In 2017, Cornette retired from managing.[5] During this transitional period, he had worked as an on-screen "authority figure" character in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (la

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David Schutter

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David Schutter

David C. Schutter was a Honolulu criminal defense attorney and civil litigator.[2] He was noted for his flamboyant courtroom persona and involvement in high-profile legal cases in Hawaii during the 1970s and 1980s.[3][4] Early life Schutter was born and raised in Appleton, Wisconsin, the son of successful insurance salesman Karl Schuetter and his wife Pearl Balliet Schuetter.[3][1] He attended Appleton High School, serving in the student council and as senior class president. He was also a top athlete who lettered in basketball, track, and baseball and served as a Badger Boys State delegate.[1] Schutter attended Marquette University in 1958 and graduated cum laude less than four years later. He then attended University of Wisconsin's law school, graduating at the top of his class[4] and also obtaining a Master's of Arts (MA) from Arizona State University.[1] His brief career at the law firm of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie (then just 'Lewis & Roca LLP') in Phoenix, Arizona was interrupted when he wa

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J. B. Pritzker

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J. B. Pritzker

Jay Robert "J. B." Pritzker (born January 19, 1965) is an American businessman, philanthropist, and politician serving as the 43rd Governor of Illinois. He is a private business owner based in Chicago and a managing partner and co-founder of the Pritzker Group, and a member of the Pritzker family which owns the Hyatt hotel chain. He has an estimated personal net worth of $3.4 billion.[1] Pritzker was the Democratic nominee for governor of Illinois in the 2018 gubernatorial election.[2] He defeated Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner in the general election on November 6, 2018, and took office on January 14, 2019.[3] As governor, he holds more private wealth than any other governor in U.S. history and is the second-wealthiest U.S. politician to have ever held office, after Michael Bloomberg. Early life, family, and education Pritzker was born and raised in Atherton, California, a member of a Jewish family prominent in business and philanthropy during the late 20th century.[4][5] The Pritzkers are consistently

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Raúl Grijalva

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Raúl Grijalva

Raúl Manuel Grijalva (born February 19, 1948) is an American politician who currently serves as the U.S. Representative for Arizona's 3rd congressional district, serving since 2003. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district, numbered as the 7th District from 2003 to 2013, includes the western third of Tucson, part of Yuma and Nogales, and some peripheral parts of metro Phoenix. He is the current dean of Arizona's congressional delegation. Early life, education and career Raúl Grijalva's father was a migrant worker from Mexico who entered the United States in 1945 through the Bracero Program and labored on southern Arizona ranches.[1] Grijalva was born on Canoa Ranch, 30 miles south of Tucson.[2] Grijalva graduated from Sunnyside High School in 1967. He is a 2004 inductee to the Sunnyside High School Alumni Hall of Fame. He attended the University of Arizona and earned a bachelor's degree in sociology. In addition, he was an Arizona leader of the Raza Unida Party. According to the standard histor

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Ann Kirkpatrick

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Ann Kirkpatrick

Ann Leila Kirkpatrick (born March 24, 1950)[1][2] is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative from Arizona's 2nd congressional district since 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, she previously represented Arizona's 1st congressional district from 2009 to 2011 and again from 2013 to 2017. She is also a former member of the Arizona House of Representatives (2005–2007). Kirkpatrick was defeated in the 2010 midterm election but regained her old seat in a close race in 2012.[3] She retained her seat by winning in 2014. Kirkpatrick lost her U.S. Senate bid to incumbent Republican John McCain in the 2016 election. She was the Democratic nominee for Arizona's 2nd congressional district in the 2018 election, a race that she won on November 6. She announced an indefinite leave of absence on January 15, 2020, in order to get treatment for alcoholism.[4] Early life and early political career Kirkpatrick was born and raised on an Apache Indian reservation near McNary, Arizona.[5] Her parents are Eu

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Matt Cartwright

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Matt Cartwright

Matthew Alton Cartwright (born May 1, 1961) is an American politician and attorney who has served as the United States Representative for Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district since 2013. The district, numbered as the 17th district from 2013 through 2019, includes a large swath of northeastern Pennsylvania, anchored by Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, and the Poconos. A member of the Democratic Party, Cartwright defeated 10-term incumbent Blue Dog Tim Holden, the Dean of the Pennsylvania Congressional delegation, in the Democratic primary on April 24, 2012, by a 57%-43% margin. Cartwright went on to defeat Republican Laureen Cummings in the general election on November 6, 2012, by a 61%-39% margin.[1] As an attorney, Cartwright previously worked at the law firm of Munley, Munley, and Cartwright. Early life and education Cartwright was born on May 1, 1961, in Erie, Pennsylvania, the son of Alton S. Cartwright and Adelaide Cartwright. Matt Cartwright attended Upper Canada College (Toronto), graduating in 1979, bef

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Rosa DeLauro

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Rosa DeLauro

Rosa Luisa[1] DeLauro[2] (born March 2, 1943) is the U.S. Representative for Connecticut's 3rd congressional district, serving since 1991. She is a member of the Democratic Party. The district is based in New Haven, and includes most of that city's suburbs. She is currently the dean of Connecticut's congressional delegation. Early life, education, and early political career DeLauro was born in New Haven, Connecticut, the daughter of Luisa "Louise" (née Canestri), a New Haven Alderwoman,[3] and Theodore J. "Ted" DeLauro. Her father, and all of her grandparents, were Italian immigrants.[4] She earned her high school diploma from The Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall in Milford, Connecticut. She earned a bachelor's degree from Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York, as well as separate master's degrees from the London School of Economics and Columbia University. Before entering the House, DeLauro worked as Senator Chris Dodd's chief of staff and campaign manager, was the executive director of EMI

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Diana DeGette

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Diana DeGette

Diana DeGette, at lectern, denounces a proposed amendment to the Constitution to ban gay marriage. Diana Louise DeGette (born July 29, 1957) is an American politician who is currently the U.S. Representative for Colorado's 1st congressional district, serving since 1997, and a Chief Deputy Whip. She is a member of the Democratic Party. The district is based in Denver. She is currently the dean of the Colorado congressional delegation. Early life, education and career A fourth-generation Coloradan, DeGette was born in Tachikawa, Japan, the daughter of Patricia Anne (née Rose) and Richard Louis DeGette.[1] Her parents were American, and, at the time of her birth, her father was serving in the armed forces. She graduated from Colorado College where she earned a B.A. in political science, and was elected to the Pi Gamma Mu international honor society in 1979.[2] She earned a Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law in 1982. She then returned to Denver and began a law practice focusing on civil

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Angus King

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Angus King

Angus Stanley King Jr. (born March 31, 1944) is an American politician and attorney serving as the junior United States Senator from Maine since 2013.[1] A political independent since 1993, he was the 72nd Governor of Maine from 1995 to 2003. King won Maine's 2012 Senate election to replace the retiring Republican Olympia Snowe and took office on January 3, 2013. He was reelected to a second term in 2018, following the state's inaugural instant-runoff voting elections. For committee assignment purposes, he caucuses with the Democratic Party. He is one of two independents currently serving in the Senate, the other being Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Early life and education King was born in Alexandria, Virginia, the son of Ellen Archer (née Ticer) and Angus Stanley King Sr., a lawyer.[1][2] He attended Dartmouth College, earning his B.A. in 1966. While a student at Dartmouth, King joined the Delta Upsilon social fraternity.[3] He then attended the University of Virginia School of Law, graduating in 1969. Ear

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Jim Himes

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Jim Himes

James Andrew Himes (born July 5, 1966) is an American businessman and U.S. Representative for Connecticut's 4th congressional district, serving since 2009. He is a member of the Democratic Party and former Chair of the New Democrat Coalition.[1][2] The district includes most of the southwestern corner of the state and is largely coextensive with the Connecticut side of the New York metropolitan area. It incorporates portions of Fairfield and New Haven counties, including the cities of Bridgeport, Fairfield and Stamford. Early life and education Himes was born July 5, 1966 in Lima, Peru,[3] to American parents, where his father worked for the Ford Foundation.[4] His father, James R. Himes, also worked for UNICEF,[5] being the director of the UNICEF Innocenti Center, a research institute on child development in Florence, Italy. His mother, Judith A. Himes, was, until recent years, the director of board activities for the New Jersey Board of Higher Education in Trenton.[6] He spent his early childhood in Lim

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Brian Fitzpatrick (American politician)

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Brian Fitzpatrick (American politician)

Brian Kevin Fitzpatrick (born December 17, 1973) is an American politician who is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives, serving as the representative for Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district since 2017. The district, numbered as the 8th District during his first term, includes all of Bucks County, a mostly suburban county north of Philadelphia, as well as a sliver of Montgomery County. A former FBI agent, he was elected in 2016 and took office on January 3, 2017. He was re-elected on November 6, 2018, to the newly redrawn 1st District. Early life and education Born in Philadelphia and raised in nearby Levittown, Pennsylvania, Fitzpatrick graduated from Bishop Egan High School in Fairless Hills in 1992.[1][2] He graduated from La Salle University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. In 2001, Fitzpatrick completed both a Master of Business Administration at Pennsylvania State University and a Juris Doctor at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law.[3][1] Car

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Peter T. King

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Peter T. King

Peter Thomas King (born April 5, 1944) is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for New York's 2nd congressional district since 2013. A member of the Republican Party, King is currently in his 14th term in Congress, having served since 1993. He represents a South Shore Long Island district that includes parts of Nassau County and Suffolk County and was previously numbered as the 3rd congressional district. King was formerly Chair of the House Committee on Homeland Security, where he drew attention in early 2011 for holding hearings on the extent of radicalization of American Muslims. He stepped down as Homeland Security Chairman because of Republican conference term limits, but remains a member of the Committee. On November 11, 2019, King announced he would not seek re-election in the 2020 elections and will retire after his current term expires.[2] King resigned from the Financial Services Committee on January 15, 2020. King previously served on the House Permanent Select Committee on In

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Stephanie Murphy

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Stephanie Murphy

Stephanie Murphy (born Đặng Thị Ngọc Dung; September 16, 1978) is a business consultant, professor, and politician from the state of Florida. She is a member of the Democratic Party and a member of the United States House of Representatives for Florida's 7th congressional district, having defeated incumbent John Mica in 2016. The district includes much of downtown and northern Orlando, as well as all of Winter Park, Maitland, Sanford and Altamonte Springs. Murphy is the first Vietnamese-American woman and the second Vietnamese-American overall (after Republican Joseph Cao of Louisiana) to be elected to Congress.[1] Early life and education Stephanie Murphy was born Đặng Thị Ngọc Dung (Đặng being her surname) on September 16, 1978, in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon), Vietnam.[2] Her family fled Communist-controlled Vietnam in 1979 when she was six months old.[3] Their boat ran out of fuel and they were rescued by the United States Navy while at sea.[4][5] They settled in Northern Virginia, where

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Spanish: ;[1] born October 13, 1989), popularly known as AOC, is an American politician and activist who serves as the U.S. Representative for New York's 14th congressional district. The district includes the eastern part of the Bronx and portions of north-central Queens in New York City. She is a member of the Democratic Party. Ocasio-Cortez drew national recognition when she won the Democratic Party's primary election for New York's 14th congressional district on June 26, 2018. She defeated Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley, a 10-term incumbent, in what was widely seen as the biggest upset victory in the 2018 midterm election primaries.[2][3][4] She defeated Republican opponent Anthony Pappas in the November 6, 2018, general election. At age 29, Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman to serve in the United States Congress.[5][6] Ocasio-Cortez has been noted for her substantial social media presence relative to her fellow members of Congress.[7] Ocasio-Cortez is among the first

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Max Rose (politician)

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Max Rose (politician)

Max N. Rose[1] (born November 28, 1986) is an American veteran and politician serving as the U.S. Representative for New York's 11th congressional district, which includes all of Staten Island and parts of southern Brooklyn. A Democrat, he defeated incumbent Republican Dan Donovan in 2018.[2] Rose served in the U.S. Army as a platoon leader in the War in Afghanistan, where he was wounded, from 2012 to 2013.[3][4][5][6] For his service he was awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.[3] Early life and education Rose was born in Brooklyn, New York.[7] His father is a medical laboratory executive,[8] and his mother is a welfare policy and social work expert and a professor at the Borough of Manhattan Community College of CUNY.[9] Rose is a fourth-generation New Yorker.[10] His paternal grandfather, a Russian Jew, left Odessa (then part of Russia, now part of Ukraine) for the United States when he was 14 years old.[10] His great-grandmother was one of Brooklyn's first female principals.[10] His grandmother was

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Jacky Rosen

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Jacky Rosen

Jacklyn Sheryl Rosen (née Spektor, August 2, 1957) is an American politician serving as the junior United States Senator from Nevada since 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, she previously was the U.S. Representative for Nevada's 3rd congressional district from 2017 to 2019. Rosen was elected to the U.S. Senate in the 2018 election, defeating Republican incumbent Dean Heller.[1] She is the only freshman in the U.S. House of Representatives who won a seat in the U.S. Senate during the 2018 midterm elections and the only challenger to defeat a Republican incumbent U.S. Senator in the 2018 cycle. Early life and career Rosen was born on August 2, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Carol, a homemaker,[2][3][4] and Leonard Spektor, a car dealership owner who had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.[3] Her mother was of Irish, German, and Austrian descent, and her father's family were Jewish emigrants from Russia and Austria.[5] Rosen attended the University of Minnesota and graduated with

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Mary Gay Scanlon

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Mary Gay Scanlon

Mary Gay Scanlon (born August 30, 1959) is an American attorney and politician. She is a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district, since being sworn into office on January 3, 2019. She was sworn in as the member representing Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district on November 13, 2018. She was elected to both positions on November 6, 2018, in a special election to fill the vacancy in the 7th district created by the resignation of Representative Pat Meehan and in the regular election to a two-year term of a member for the 5th district. She is a member of the Democratic Party. Early life and education Scanlon was born in Syracuse, New York but was raised from age 6 in Watertown, New York.[1] She is the daughter of Daniel J. Scanlon Jr. and Carol Florence Yehle, and has two sisters, Elizabeth Maura Scanlon and M. Kathleen Scanlon. Her father was an attorney and was appointed part-time magistrate in 1971 and full-time magistrate in 1993.[2] H

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Al Green (politician)

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Al Green (politician)

Alexander N. Green[1] (born September 1, 1947) is an American lawyer and politician. Green has served in Congress as the Representative for Texas's 9th congressional district since 2005. The 9th District includes most of southwestern Houston, part of Fort Bend County and most of Missouri City. Green is a member of the Democratic Party. Early life and early career Green was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended Florida A&M University and Tuskegee University. He received a Juris Doctor degree, in 1974 from Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.[2] After law school, Green co-founded the law firm of Green, Wilson, Dewberry, and Fitch. He remained in Houston and currently lives in the community of Alief. In 1978, Green was elected justice of the peace in Harris County, Texas. He held this position for 26 years before retiring in 2004.[3] He also served as president of the Houston NAACP. During his tenure, he increased Houston NAAC

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Abigail Spanberger

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Abigail Spanberger

Abigail Anne Davis Spanberger[1] (born August 7, 1979) is a former American federal law enforcement agent, former CIA operations officer, and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia's 7th congressional district.[2] The district includes several suburban and rural areas between Richmond and Fredericksburg. She defeated incumbent Republican Dave Brat in the 2018 midterms.[3][4] Early life and education Abigail Spanberger was born in Red Bank, New Jersey, on August 7, 1979.[5] When she was 13, her family relocated to the Short Pump area outside Richmond, Virginia, and she attended Tucker High School.[6] While in high school, she joined the Spanish language immersion program which sparked her interest in languages. She speaks Spanish, French, German, and some Italian. Spanberger was later a page for Senator Chuck Robb.[6] Spanberger earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and a Master of Business Administration from a joint program between the GISMA Business School

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Mary Mushinsky

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Mary Mushinsky

Mary Mushinsky (born October 7, 1951) is an American politician who has served in the Connecticut House of Representatives from the 85th district since 1981.[1][2] awards Quinnipiac Linear Trail Wallingford, Connecticut 2 Nov. 2019 1992 Sierra Club Distinguished Service Award, which honors persons in public service for strong and consistent commitment to conservation. Mushinsky was a member of the Environment Committee and in 1990, as chair of that committee, Mushinsky introduced a bill that is believed to be the first bill passed in the US to use the term climate change. [3][4][5] 2014 The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) awarded State Rep. Mary Mushinsky as a 2014 Legislative Champion for an lifetime Environmental Score of 97%.[6] 2019 Connecticut has a state water plan that Mushinsky had been working toward since 2001[7] References "Biography". Housedems.ct.gov. 2015-12-17. Retrieved 2018-11-23. Pazniokas, Mark (2010-02-05). "Mary Mushinsky: Citizen activist to Dean of the H

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C. Everett Koop

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C. Everett Koop

Charles Everett Koop (October 14, 1916 – February 25, 2013)[1][2] was an American pediatric surgeon and public health administrator. He was a vice admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps,[1] and served as the 13th Surgeon General of the United States under President Ronald Reagan from 1982 to 1989. According to the Associated Press, "Koop was the only surgeon general to become a household name."[3] Koop was known for his work on tobacco use, AIDS, and abortion, and for his support of the rights of disabled children. Early life and education Koop was born in Brooklyn, New York, the only child of John Everett Koop (1883–1972), a banker and descendant of 17th-century Dutch settlers, and Helen (née Apel) Koop (1894–1970).[4] In 1937, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in zoology degree from Dartmouth College,[5] where he was given the nickname "Chick" (occasionally used for his first name, Charles, but here an allusion to a chicken coop).[6] His interest in medicine followed a year in the hospital

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Nancy Pelosi

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Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Patricia Pelosi (née D'Alesandro; born March 26, 1940) is an American Democratic Party politician serving as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives since January 2019. She is the first woman in U.S. history to hold this position. As such, and having first been elected to Congress in 1987, Pelosi is the highest-ranking female elected official in United States history.[1] As Speaker of the House, she is second in the presidential line of succession, immediately after the vice president.[2] As of 2019, Pelosi is in her 17th term as a congresswoman. She represents California's 12th congressional district, which consists of four fifths of the city and county of San Francisco. She initially represented the 5th district (1987–1993), and then, when district boundaries were redrawn after the 1990 Census, the 8th district (1993–2013). She has led House Democrats since 2003—being the first woman to lead a party in Congress—serving twice each as House minority leader (2003–2007 and 2011–2019, when

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Michelle Obama

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Michelle Obama

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (née Robinson; born January 17, 1964) is an American lawyer, university administrator, and writer, who was the first lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She is married to the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, and she was the first African American First Lady of the United States. Raised on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, Obama is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School. In her early legal career, she worked at the law firm Sidley Austin where she met Barack Obama. She subsequently worked in non-profits and as the associate dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago as well as the vice president for Community and External Affairs of the University of Chicago Medical Center. Michelle married Barack in 1992, and they have two daughters. Obama campaigned for her husband's presidential bid throughout 2007 and 2008, delivering a keynote address at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. She returned to speak for him at t

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Bernie Sanders

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Bernie Sanders

Bernard Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is an American politician who has served as the junior United States Senator from Vermont since 2007. The U.S. Representative for the state's at-large congressional district from 1991 to 2007, he is the longest-serving independent in U.S. congressional history and a member of the Democratic caucus. He ran unsuccessfully for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president and is running again in 2020. A progressive and self-described democratic socialist, Sanders is known for his opposition to economic inequality. On domestic policy, he broadly supports labor rights, and has supported universal and single-payer healthcare, paid parental leave, tuition-free tertiary education, and an ambitious Green New Deal to create jobs addressing climate change. On foreign policy, he broadly supports reducing military spending, pursuing more diplomacy and international cooperation, and putting greater emphasis on labor rights and environmental concerns when negotiating international tr

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