Former Democratic Congressman from Ohio and two-time candidate for President, is an advocate for peace and a greener, healthier world.
He began his political career by running for Cleveland city council while he was still in college. In 1977, he became Cleveland’s youngest mayor at the age of 31.
As a Representative, Dennis Kucinich made a point of knowing and working for his constituency. He voted against the NAFTA agreement, the Patriot Act, the 2003 Iraq invasion, and continued to advocate a withdrawal of troops from Iraq.
Kucinich´s ideas about how government can best serve the people do not always follow Party lines; often he stands alone, as when he proposed articles in 2007 to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney, charging him with misleading America into war. He keeps a small copy of the Constitution with him at all times, to remind himself of Congress´ commitment to upholding its principles.
In June 2008, Kucinich presented 35 articles of impeachment to Congress; one month later, realizing that number was too large to deal with at once, he introduced a single article to impeach President Bush for “Deceiving Congress with Fabricated Threats of Iraq WMDs to Fraudulently Obtain Support for an Authorization of the Use of Military Force Against Iraq.”