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Politicians in Trouble: 2000 and later

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  Charles Tyrone Courtney (b. 1952) — also known as Ty Courtney — of Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C. Born in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C., January 4, 1952. Lawyer; municipal judge in South Carolina, 1981-82; member of South Carolina state senate, 1991-2000. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Jaycees; Lions. Tried and convicted in June 2000 on federal charges of bank fraud, mail fraud, and making false statements in a loan application. Still living as of 2000.
  Walter Fox McKeithen (1946-2005) — also known as Fox McKeithen — of Louisiana. Born in Columbia, Caldwell Parish, La., September 8, 1946. Member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1983-87; secretary of state of Louisiana, 1987-2005; resigned 2005; pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated, 2000; delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 2004. Methodist. Member, Farm Bureau; Rotary; Jaycees. Died July 16, 2005 (age 58 years, 311 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Julian McKeithen and Marjorie (Funderburk) McKeithen (1919-2004); father of Marjorie McKeithen (1965-).
  Political family: McKeithen family of Columbia, Louisiana.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Gerald Steven Ackerman (b. 1956) — also known as Gerald Ackerman; Ajax Ackerman — of Port Huron, St. Clair County, Mich. Born August 5, 1956. Mayor of Port Huron, Mich., 1997-99; resigned 1999. Arraigned in April 1999 on 14 counts of criminal sexual conduct involving children; tried in October 1999 and convicted only of the indecent exposure charges, with the jury unable to agree on the others; sentenced to one year imprisonment; retried in May 2000 and convicted on 10 felony counts of criminal sexual conduct; sentenced to 18 to 38 years imprisonment. Still living as of 2007.
  William Lee Slocum, Jr. (born c.1948) — also known as Billy Slocum; "Sludge King" — of Youngsville, Warren County, Pa. Born in Venango County, Pa., about 1948. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state senate 25th District, 1997-2000; resigned 2000. Pleaded guilty on January 18, 2000, to federal charges of violating the Clean Water Act between 1983 and 1995, when he operated the Youngsville Sewage Treatment Plant and allowed repeated discharges of raw sewage and sewage sludge into Brokenstraw Creek. Sentenced to one month in jail, five months of home detention, and fined $15,000. Still living as of 2000.
  David E. Giles (born c.1950) — of Washington. Born about 1950. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington 8th District, 1986, 1990. Convicted in June 2000 of child rape. Still living as of 2000.
  David Jaye (b. 1958) — also known as Dave Jaye — of Washington, Macomb County, Mich. Born in 1958. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1989-93 (26th District 1989-92, 32nd District 1993); defeated, 1986; member of Michigan state senate 12th District; elected 1998; defeated in primary, 2001. Convicted of drunk driving in 1993, and sentenced to 10 days in jail; pleaded guilty to drunk driving in June 2000, and sentenced to 45 days in jail. Expelled from the Michigan state senate. Still living as of 2001.
  Milton Milan (b. 1962) — also known as Milt Milan — of Camden, Camden County, N.J. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., 1962. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1996; mayor of Camden, N.J., 1997-2000. Hispanic ancestry. Arrested in March 2000 and charged with taking payoffs and bribes. Still living as of 2000.
  Brian Setencich (born c.1962) — of Fresno, Fresno County, Calif. Born about 1962. Republican. Member of California state assembly, 1995-96; defeated, 1996; Speaker of the California State Assembly, 1995-96. Professional basketball player in Europe. Charged with bribery and mail fraud; tried and acquitted in February, 2000. Charged with tax evasion; tried in federal court and convicted in June, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Nick Wilson (born c.1943) — of Pocahontas, Randolph County, Ark. Born about 1943. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state senate, 1971-98. Convicted in November, 1999, on federal tax evasion charges. Pleaded guilty in March, 2000 to fraud; 128 other charges were dropped in return for his agreement to testify against three others. Still living as of 2000.
  Timothy J. Brill (born c.1960) — also known as Tim Brill — of Washington; Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska. Born about 1960. Independent candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington 9th District, 1992. Pleaded guilty in August 2000 to mail fraud in connection with the failure of his mountaineering business; sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison. Still living as of 2001.
  David A. Brock (b. 1936) — of Hopkinton, Merrimack County, N.H. Born in 1936. U.S. Attorney for New Hampshire, 1969-72; superior court judge in New Hampshire, 1976-78; justice of New Hampshire state supreme court, 1978-86; chief justice of New Hampshire state supreme court, 1986-. Impeached in 2000 by the New Hampshire House of Representatives on several charges including improperly influencing a lower court judge and lying to a legislative committee; acquitted by the New Hampshire Senate. Still living as of 2000.
  Cross-reference: W. Stephen Thayer III — Sherman D. Horton, Jr. — John T. Broderick, Jr.
  John T. Broderick, Jr. (b. 1947) — of Manchester, Hillsborough County, N.H. Born in 1947. Justice of New Hampshire state supreme court, 1995-. Investigated in 2000 by the Judiciary Committee of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in connection with the charges against Chief Justice David A. Brock and Justice W. Stephen Thayer III, but articles of impeachment against him were rejected by the House. Arrested in October 2000 for assault against his 30-year-old son. but charges were dropped. Still living as of 2001.
  Bobby E. Crittendon — of Dayton, Campbell County, Ky. Mayor of Dayton, Ky., 1991-2000; appointed 1991; removed 2000; Impeached and removed from office, by unanimous vote of the city council, over misconduct including his attempts to intimidate the police chief on behalf of his son-in-law. Still living as of 2000.
  Joseph F. Young, Jr. (b. 1950) — also known as Joe Young, Jr. — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., November 4, 1950. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1979-94 (15th District 1979-92, 4th District 1993-94); member of Michigan state senate 1st District, 1995-; defeated in primary, 1988. Catholic. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Knights of Columbus. Arrested on July 21, 2000 on Interstate 96 near Howell, Michigan, and charged with drunk driving; pleaded guilty in September 2000 to impaired driving; sentenced to six months probation, and fined. Still living as of 2000.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph F. Young, Sr. (1927-1993).
  Greg Tarver — of Louisiana. Member of Louisiana state senate, 1990. Tried and acquitted in 2000 on federal racketeering charges. Still living as of 2000.
  W. Stephen Thayer III (b. 1946) — of Manchester, Hillsborough County, N.H. Born in 1946. U.S. Attorney for New Hampshire, 1981-84; justice of New Hampshire state supreme court, 1986-2000. Allegedly asked Chief Justice David A. Brock not to appoint a certain lower court judge to a panel of judges that would hear the appeal of his divorce case; following an investigation, he was forced to resign in 2000 from the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Still living as of 2000.
  Cross-reference: Sherman D. Horton, Jr. — John T. Broderick, Jr.
  Jesse M. Norwood — of Prichard, Mobile County, Ala. Mayor of Prichard, Ala., 1996-2000. Convicted of willful neglect of duty as mayor and removed from office on March 17, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Carl Christopher Perkins (b. 1954) — also known as Carl C. Perkins; Chris Perkins — of Leburn, Knott County, Ky. Born in Washington, D.C., August 6, 1954. Democrat. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1981-84; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 7th District, 1985-93; minister. Baptist; later Presbyterian. Pleaded guilty in 1994 to bank fraud in connection with the House banking scandal; he wrote overdrafts totaling about $300,000 (covered by the House bank) and made false statements to obtain loans from commercial banks; also pleaded guilty to charges of filing false statements with the Federal Election Commission and false financial disclosure reports. Sentenced to 21 months in prison. In March 2000, pleaded guilty to criminal contempt of court for lying to a federal probation officer about his income. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Carl Dewey Perkins (1912-1984).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  John Westergaard (1931-2003) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born July 2, 1931. Democrat. Candidate for New York state senate, 1960; campaign treasurer for Daniel Patrick Moynihan, 1965-94; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996. Norwegian ancestry. The Securities and Exchange Commission filed civil fraud charges against him in 2000; Paul J. Curran volunteered to serve as defense counsel pro bono; in 2001, the fraud charges were withdrawn, and the case was settled with no penalty. Died, of prostate cancer, at Calvary Hospice, Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., January 31, 2003 (age 71 years, 213 days). Burial location unknown.
  Sherman D. Horton, Jr. (b. 1931) — of Hillsborough, Hillsborough County, N.H. Born in 1931. Justice of New Hampshire state supreme court, 1990-2000. Investigated in 2000 by the Judiciary Committee of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in connection with the charges against Chief Justice David A. Brock and Justice W. Stephen Thayer III, but articles of impeachment against him were rejected by the House. Still living as of 2000.
  Relatives: Brother-in-law of William R. Johnson (1930-).
Edwin Edwards Edwin Washington Edwards (b. 1927) — also known as Edwin Edwards; "Fast Eddie" — of Crowley, Acadia Parish, La. Born in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, La., August 7, 1927. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Louisiana state senate 35th District, 1964-65; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 7th District, 1965-72; Governor of Louisiana, 1972-80, 1984-88, 1992-96; justice of Louisiana state supreme court, 1980. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Lions. Charged in federal court in 1985 with racketeering involving hospital licenses; his first trial ended in hung jury; acquitted in second trial. Convicted in federal court in 2000 on seventeen counts of fraud and racketeering over a scheme to extort money from applicants for casino licenses; sentenced in 2001 to ten years in federal prison and fined $250,000. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Clarence W. Edwards and Agnes (Brouillette) Edwards; married, April 5, 1949, to Elaine Lucille Schwartzenburg (1929-2018).
  Cross-reference: Jack P. F. Gremillion — Camille F. Gravel, Jr.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books about Edwin Edwards: Tyler Bridges, Bad Bet on the Bayou : The Rise of Gambling in Louisiana and the Fall of Governor Edwin Edwards — John Maginnis, The Last Hayride — John Maginnis, Cross to Bear
  Image source: KnowLA Encyclopedia of Louisiana
  William Hackel (born c.1942) — Born about 1942. Macomb County Sheriff, 1977-2000; charged in November 1999 of raping a 26-year-old woman at a sheriffs' convention; tried and convicted in April 2000, and sentenced to three to fifteen years in prison. Still living as of 2000.
  Charles Quackenbush (b. 1954) — also known as Chuck Quackenbush — Born in 1954. Republican. Member of California state assembly 22nd District, 1986-94; California insurance commissioner, 1995-2000; resigned 2000; news media in 2000 reported that he had received large campaign contributions from the insurance companies his office regulated; rather than fine companies who underpaid claims following the 1994 Northridge earthquake, he persuaded them to donate to an "educational fund" which promoted his own political ambitions; under threat of impeachment and recall, he resigned, and left office in July 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Abraham Jacob Hirschfeld (1919-2005) — also known as Abraham J. Hirschfeld; Abe Hirschfeld; "Honest Abe" — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Miami Beach, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla. Born in Tarnow, Poland, December 12, 1919. Real estate developer; hotel owner; candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1974 (Democratic primary), 1976 (Democratic primary), 2004 (Builders); candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 14th District, 1992 (Independent Fusion), 1994 (Democratic primary); Republican candidate for borough president of Manhattan, New York, 1997; Independence candidate for New York state comptroller, 1998. In 1998, offered Paula Jones $1 million to drop her sexual harassment lawsuit against President Bill Clinton; later sued by Jones when he tried to back out of the offer. Indicted in 2000 of trying to hire a hit man to kill his former business partner Stanley Stahl; also charged with tax evasion; briefly jailed for violating a court order against discussing the trial with the media; ultimately convicted, and served two years in prison. Died, from complications of cancer, in St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., August 9, 2005 (age 85 years, 240 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1943 to Zipora Teicher.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Earl Frederick Hilliard (b. 1942) — also known as Earl F. Hilliard — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., April 9, 1942. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1975-81; member of Alabama state senate, 1981-93; U.S. Representative from Alabama 7th District, 1993-2003; defeated in primary, 2002; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1996, 2000, 2008. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, National Bar Association; Alpha Phi Alpha. Rebuked by the House Ethics Committee in June, 2001 over three campaign finance violations. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Parker J. Bena (born c.1963) — of Virginia Beach, Va. Born about 1963. Republican. Presidential Elector for Virginia, 2000. Pleaded guilty in 2001 to possession of child pornography on his home computer; sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and fined $18,000. Still living as of 2001.
  Philip A. Giordano (born c.1963) — also known as Phil Giordano — of Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn. Born about 1963. Republican. Mayor of Waterbury, Conn., 1995-2001; candidate for U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 2000. In 2001, he was arrested and charged with sexual assault on two preteen girls; convicted in federal court, in March 2003, of violating their civil rights, and sentenced, in June 2003, to 37 years in prison. Still living as of 2001.
  James Anthony Traficant, Jr. (b. 1941) — also known as James A. Traficant, Jr. — of Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio. Born in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio, May 8, 1941. Sheriff; U.S. Representative from Ohio 17th District, 1985-2002; removed 2002; defeated, 2002; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1996, 2000. As sheriff in the 1980s, was charged with accepting bribes, tried and acquitted. In May, 2001, he was indicted on ten counts of bribery and racketeering; tried and convicted; sentenced to prison; expelled from the U.S. House of Representatives, July 24, 2002. Still living as of 2014.
  Cross-reference: Tim Ryan
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Kevin Ryan (born c.1952) — of Montville, New London County, Conn. Born about 1952. Democrat. Optician; member of Connecticut state house of representatives 139th District, 1993-. Arrested for drunk driving on July 12, 2001; pleaded guilty in September and sentenced to 120 days in prison; released January 1, 2002. Still living as of 2002.
  Randal Tye Thomas (b. 1978) — also known as Tye Thomas; Skip Thomas — of Gun Barrel City, Henderson County, Tex.; The Colony, Denton County, Tex. Born in a hospital at Terrell, Kaufman County, Tex., August 23, 1978. Republican. Mayor, Gun Barrel City, Tex., 2000-2001, resigned 2001; Presidential Elector for Texas, 2000; youngest mayor in Texas; indicted for misdemeanor perjury, and arrested for public intoxication, 2001. Methodist. Still living as of 2003.
  Lena Swanson (born c.1938) — of Bremerton, Kitsap County, Wash. Born in Oklahoma, about 1938. Democrat. Member of Washington state senate 35th District, 1997. Female. Pleaded guilty to charges of soliciting unlawful payments from veterans and former prisoners of war. Still living as of 2001.
  Edward Maurice Mezvinsky (b. 1937) — also known as Edward Mezvinsky — of Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in Ames, Story County, Iowa, January 17, 1937. Democrat. Member of Iowa state legislature, 1970; U.S. Representative from Iowa 1st District, 1973-77; defeated, 1970, 1976; Pennsylvania Democratic state chair, 1981-86; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1984. Jewish. Ukrainian ancestry. Indicted in March, 2001 on 56 federal fraud charges; pleaded guilty to 31, and sentenced to prison. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married 1963 to Myra Shulman (divorced 1974); married 1975 to Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky; father of Marc Mezvinsky (son-in-law of William Jefferson Clinton (1946-) and Hillary Rodham Clinton).
  Political family: Clinton family of Wadesboro, North Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Wallace G. Wilkinson (1941-2002) — also known as "The Weasel" — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Casey County, Ky., December 12, 1941. Democrat. Governor of Kentucky, 1987-91. During bankruptcy proceedings in 2001, it was revealed that Wilkinson had been operating a Ponzi scheme, and that his liabilities exceeded his assets by $300 million; he repeatedly refused to answer questions under oath, invoking his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. However, he died before any prosecution could take place. Died, of lymphatic cancer and a stroke, in St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., July 5, 2002 (age 60 years, 205 days). Entombed at Sarasota Memorial Park, Sarasota, Fla.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Sidney Leo Maestas (b. 1954) — also known as Sidney L. Maestas — of Bloomfield, San Juan County, N.M. Born October 7, 1954. Mayor of Bloomfield, N.M., 1998-2001; resigned 2001. Hispanic ancestry. Arrested in January 2001, and pleaded guilty in October, to criminal sexual conduct with two underaged girls. Still living as of 2001.
  Martin G. Barnes (born c.1949) — also known as Marty Barnes — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Born about 1949. Republican. Mayor of Paterson, N.J., 1997-2002; defeated, 2002. African ancestry. Indicted in federal court in 2002 on 40 counts of bribery and other offenses, over his solicitation and acceptance of more than $200,000 in gratuities from city contractors, including home improvements, designer suits, and paid female companions; pleaded guilty to two counts, including tax evasion, and sentenced in 2003 to 37 months in prison. Still living as of 2003.
  Sara B. Bost (born c.1948) — of Irvington, Essex County, N.J. Born about 1948. Mayor of Irvington, N.J., 1994-2002. Female. African ancestry. Indicted in April 2002 on federal bribery and witness tampering charges; pleaded guilty in April 2003 to one count of witness tampering; sentenced to one year in prison. Still living as of 2004.
  Clarence M. Mitchell IV (b. 1962) — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Baltimore, Md., May 16, 1962. Democrat. Member of Maryland state house of delegates District 44, 1995-99; member of Maryland state senate 44th District, 1999-2003; defeated in primary, 2002; reprimanded by the Maryland General Assembly in 2002 for failure to report a $10,000 loan from a Baltimore businessman. Still living as of 2003.
  Relatives: Son of Clarence M. Mitchell III; nephew of Michael Bowen Mitchell; grandnephew of Parren James Mitchell (1922-2007); first cousin of Keiffer Jackson Mitchell, Jr..
  Political family: Mitchell family of Baltimore, Maryland.
  Thomas H. Bates (b. 1938) — also known as Tom Bates — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif.; Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif. Born in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., February 9, 1938. Democrat. Member of California state assembly, 1977-96 (12th District 1977-93, 14th District 1993-96); delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1980, 1984, 1988; mayor of Berkeley, Calif., 2002-; charged in 2002 with petty theft in connection with his destruction of 1,000 copies of a student newspaper that had endorsed his opponent; pleaded guilty, was fined, and paid restitution. Still living as of 2012.
  Relatives: Married to Loni Hancock (daughter of Donald S. Harrington (1914-?)).
  Political family: Hancock-Bates-Harrington family of Berkeley, California.
  See also Wikipedia article
  W. D. Childers (born c.1934) — Born about 1934. Member of Florida state senate, 1980; Escambia County Commissioner. Convicted in 2002 of violating the Florida Sunshine Law by discussing public business in private with other other county commissioners; served 38 days in prison; convicted in 2003 of bribery; sentenced to 3.5 years in prison; free pending appeal. Still living as of 2006.
  Róger Calero (b. 1969) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in Nicaragua, 1969. Socialist. Not U.S. citizen; meat packer; journalist; convicted of sale of marijuana, 1988; arrested in 2002, at the Houston airport, while returning from Cuba, and jailed, while deportation proceedings were started, but released in 2003; Socialist Workers candidate for President of the United States, 2004, 2008; Socialist Workers candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 2006; Socialist Workers candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 15th District, 2010. Nicaraguan ancestry. Still living as of 2010.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Carl Tommy Cruz Gutierrez (b. 1941) — also known as Carl T. C. Gutierrez — of Agana (now Hagatna), Guam. Born in Agana Heights, Guam, October 15, 1941. Democrat. Construction business; member of Guam senate, 1973-86, 1989-94; Governor of Guam, 1995-2002; defeated, 1978 (Independent), 1986 (primary), 2006 (primary); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Guam, 1996, 2000; indicted on political corruption charges, but never convicted. Catholic. Still living as of 2006.
  Relatives: Son of Tomas Taitano Gutierrez and Rita Benavente (Cruz) Gutierrez; married, September 7, 1963, to Geraldine Chance 'Geri' Torres.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Kenneth E. Saunders, Sr. — also known as Butch Saunders — of Asbury Park, Monmouth County, N.J. Mayor of Asbury Park, N.J., 1997-2001. Convicted on federal bribery conspiracy charges, December 2003; pleaded guilty to filing false federal tax returns, February 3, 2004. February 3, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  William John Janklow (1939-2012) — also known as William J. Janklow; Bill Janklow — of South Dakota. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., September 13, 1939. Republican. South Dakota state attorney general, 1975-79; Governor of South Dakota, 1979-87, 1995-2002; Presidential Elector for South Dakota, 1996, 2000; U.S. Representative from South Dakota at-large, 2003-04; resigned 2004. Lutheran. Involved in a traffic accident in 2003 when he ran a stop sign and hit a motorcyclist; convicted of second-degree manslaughter; sentenced to 100 days in jail and three years probation. Died January 12, 2012 (age 72 years, 121 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Steven Effman (b. 1950) — also known as Steve Effman — of Sunrise, Broward County, Fla. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., October 13, 1950. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Sunrise, Fla., 1993-96; member of Florida state house of representatives 98th District, 1997-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2000. Jewish. Member, B'nai B'rith. Admitted in 2003 to inappropriate relationships with three divorce clients; suspended from the practice of law for 91 days. Still living as of 2003.
  Relatives: Married to Barbara S. Effman (1956?-).
  James W. Treffinger — of Verona, Essex County, N.J. Republican. Essex County Executive; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 2000. Pleaded guilty in 2003 to corruption and fraud charges; ordered to pay $30,000 restitution, and sentenced to 13 months in federal prison. Still living as of 2003.
  Barbara A. Bullock (born c.1939) — also known as Barbara Bullock — of Washington, D.C. Born about 1939. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1996, 2000. Female. President of the Washington Teachers Union, 1994-2002; pleaded guilty in 2003 to federal charges of embezzlement from a labor union, over her use of a union credit card to purchase costly costly luxury items including jewelry, furs and clothing; she and two co-conspirators also wrote union checks to themselves and to intermediaries who shared the proceeds, amounting to millions of dollars. Her chauffeur pleaded guilty to money laundering on her behalf. Sentenced to nine years in prison; the sentence was later reduced to six and a half years. Still living as of 2007.
  See also Wikipedia article
  William John Bennett (b. 1943) — also known as Bill Bennett — Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., July 3, 1943. U.S. Secretary of Education, 1985-88; director, U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy ("Drug Czar"), 1989-91; radio show host; television commentator. Catholic. Member, Kappa Alpha Society. In 2003, news media reported that Bennett had lost millions gambling in Las Vegas, a minor scandal in light of his advocacy for self-discipline and other virtues; he acknowledged that he had done "too much gambling" and that it "set a bad example". Still living as of 2010.
  Relatives: Married, May 29, 1982, to Mary Elayne Glover.
  Cross-reference: Allison H. Eid
  See also Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile
  Robert Ellsworth Wise, Jr. (b. 1948) — also known as Bob Wise — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va.; Clendenin, Kanawha County, W.Va.; Washington, D.C. Born in Washington, D.C., January 6, 1948. Democrat. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state senate 17th District, 1981-82; resigned 1982; U.S. Representative from West Virginia, 1983-2001 (3rd District 1983-93, 2nd District 1993-2001); delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1996, 2000, 2004; Governor of West Virginia, 2001-05. Member, American Bar Association. In 2003, he was accused of having an extramarital affair with a married female state employee; he admitted the affair, and dropped his campaign for re-election. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married, July 28, 1984, to Sandra Casber.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Marshall Clement Sanford, Jr. (b. 1960) — also known as Mark Sanford; "The Love Gov" — of South Carolina. Born in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Fla., March 28, 1960. Republican. U.S. Representative from South Carolina 1st District, 1995-2001; Governor of South Carolina, 2003-11. In June 2009, he disappeared from the state capital and was unavailable for several days; his office said he was "hiking the Appalachian Trail." In truth, he had gone to Argentina for an extramarital affair; the scandal ended his chances as a presidential candidate. Still living as of 2011.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article
  Arthur E. Teele (1946-2005) — also known as Art Teele — of Florida. Born in Prince George's County, Md., May 14, 1946. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; lawyer; director, U.S. Urban Mass Transportation Administration, 1981-83; Presidential Elector for Florida, 1992; as Miami city commissioner in 1997-2004, he chaired the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA); an investigation of corruption in the agency, started in 2003, led to charges that he had accepted $135,000 in kickbacks from two construction companies; as a result, he was removed from office in 2004 by Gov. Jeb Bush; in August, 2004, when he and his wife were under surveillance, he drove his car at a police detective in an attempt to run him over, and also threatened to kill police officers who had been following his wife during the investigation; convicted in March 2005 on charges related to this incident; indicted on July 14, 2005, on federal conspiracy and money laundering charges, over a scheme to fraudulently obtain contracts for electrical work at the Miami International Airport through a "minority-owned" shell company; published police reports revealed that he had put his mistress on the CRA payroll, that he regularly bought and used cocaine, and that he frequently made use of a male prostitute. Church of God in Christ. African ancestry. Member, Kappa Alpha Psi; NAACP; Freemasons. Came to the offices of the Miami Herald newspaper, and shot himself in the head with a semiautomatic pistol; he died two hours later in the trauma unit of Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Miami-Dade County, Fla., July 27, 2005 (age 59 years, 74 days). Interment at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park, Tallahassee, Fla.
  Relatives: Married to Stephanie Kerr.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Anthony Joseph Bevilacqua (1923-2012) — also known as Anthony Bevilacqua — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Wynnewood, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., June 17, 1923. Republican. Catholic priest; bishop of Pittsburgh, 1983-88; archbishop of Philadelphia, 1988-2003; cardinal from 1991; offered prayer, Republican National Convention, 2000 ; accused in 2003-04 of protecting priests who were suspected of sexually abusing children; later, it was found that he had ordered a subordinate to destroy a list of 35 abusive priests, and that he had punished a priest who had raised concerns about possible abuse. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Died in Wynnewood, Montgomery County, Pa., January 31, 2012 (age 88 years, 228 days). Entombed at Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Luigi Bevilacqua and Maria (Codella) Bevilacqua.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lewis Brooks Patterson (1939-2019) — also known as L. Brooks Patterson — of Oakland County, Mich. Born in Loogootee, Martin County, Ind., January 4, 1939. Republican. Lawyer; Oakland County Prosecuting Attorney, 1972-88; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1978; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1984 (alternate), 1988; Oakland County Executive, 1993-2019; charged with reckless driving following a traffic stop in 2003. Died, from pancreatic cancer, in Independence Township, Oakland County, Mich., August 3, 2019 (age 80 years, 211 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  John Grosvenor Rowland (b. 1957) — also known as John G. Rowland — of Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn., May 24, 1957. Republican. Insurance agent; member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1981-84; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 5th District, 1985-91; Governor of Connecticut, 1995-2004; defeated, 1990; resigned 2004; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 2000; Pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges in 2004; served ten months in prison. Catholic. Member, Tau Kappa Epsilon. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Johnnie M. Smith (born c.1934) — of Greenville, Greenville County, S.C.; Simpsonville, Greenville County, S.C. Born about 1934. Republican. Bishop; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1988. African ancestry. Arrested in 2004 and charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in 1973. Still living as of 2004.
  Anthony Russo — of Hoboken, Hudson County, N.J. Democrat. Mayor of Hoboken, N.J., 1993-2001; defeated, 2001. Pleaded guilty in 2004 to extorting kickbacks from an accounting firm; sentenced to 30 months in federal prison. Still living as of 2004.
  See also Wikipedia article
  John Stozich (c.1927-2004) — of Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio. Born in Mingo Junction, Jefferson County, Ohio, about 1927. Republican. Member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1983-91; director, Ohio Department of Industrial Relations, 1991-95; mayor of Findlay, Ohio, 1996-2000; convicted of vehicular manslaughter in May, 2004 for a traffic accident in which a woman died; sentenced to three years probation; a jail term was suspended. Catholic. Died, in Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio, July 5, 2004 (age about 77 years). Burial location unknown.
  Frank W. Ballance, Jr. (b. 1942) — of Warrenton, Warren County, N.C. Born in Windsor, Bertie County, N.C., February 15, 1942. Democrat. Lawyer; librarian; college professor; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1982-85; member of North Carolina state senate, 1989-2002; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1996, 2000; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 1st District, 2003-04; resigned 2004; indicted in federal court in September 2004 on federal money laundering charges for diverting state funds through a charitable foundation; pleaded guilty to one count, sentenced to four years in prison, fined $10,000, ordered to pay restitution, and disbarred. African ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Thomas W. Pearlman (born c.1928) — of Providence, Providence County, R.I. Born about 1928. Republican. Member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1960. Found guilty of lawyer misconduct by the Rhode Island Supreme Court, for fee-gouging and providing incompetent counsel; censured in 1993, suspended in 2004, and ordered to pay restitution in 2010. Still living as of 2010.
  Peggy A. Lautenschlager (b. 1955) — also known as Peg Lautenschlager — of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis. Born in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis., November 22, 1955. Democrat. Lawyer; Winnebago County District Attorney, 1985-88; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1989-93; candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 6th District, 1992; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, 1993-2001; Wisconsin state attorney general, 2003-07; defeated in primary, 2006; in February 2004, en route from Madison to Fond du Lac, she accidentally drove a state-owned car into a ditch; pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and refusing a blood test; lost her license for a year, paid a fine of $784, and a self-imposed penalty of $3,250; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 2004, 2008. Female. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Still living as of 2011.
  Relatives: Married to Bill Rippl.
  See also Wikipedia article
  David Keith Cobb (b. 1962) — also known as David Cobb — Born in San Leon, Galveston County, Tex., December 24, 1962. Green. Lawyer; candidate for Texas state attorney general, 2002; candidate for President of the United States, 2004. Arrested, in St. Louis, Mo., on October 8, 2004, along with Libertarian Party presidential nominee Michael Bednarik, while protesting their exclusion from presidential debates. Still living as of 2004.
  See also Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Michael Badnarik (b. 1954) — of Austin, Travis County, Tex. Born in Hammond, Lake County, Ind., August 1, 1954. Libertarian. Software engineer; candidate for Texas state house of representatives, 2000 (47th District), 2002 (48th District); candidate for President of the United States, 2004; candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 10th District, 2006. Slovak ancestry. Arrested, in St. Louis, Mo., on October 8, 2004, along with Green Party presidential nominee David Cobb, while protesting their exclusion from presidential debates. Still living as of 2007.
  See also Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
Leslie L. Farr II Leslie L. Farr II (born c.1978) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born about 1978. Republican. Train conductor; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 2004; Republican candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 1st District, 2004, 2006 (primary); suspended without pay in October 2004, for making a political statement (critical of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry) over the public address system of an Amtrak train; political consultant. African ancestry. Still living as of 2011.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: St. Louis Magazine, November 2006
  James Edward McGreevey (b. 1957) — also known as Jim McGreevey — of Woodbridge Township, Middlesex County, N.J.; Plainfield, Union County, N.J. Born in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., August 6, 1957. Democrat. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly 19th District, 1990-91; member of New Jersey state senate 19th District, 1994-97; Governor of New Jersey, 2002-04; defeated, 1997; resigned 2004; mayor of Woodbridge Township, N.J.; elected 1999; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2000, 2004. Catholic; later Episcopalian. Irish ancestry. Gay. Announced his resignation as governor in 2004 after acknowledging a homosexual affair with his homeland security advisor. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of John P. McGreevey; married 1991 to Karen Joan 'Kari' Schutz (divorced 1997); married, October 7, 2000, to Dina Matos (1966-).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by James E. McGreevey: The Confession (2006)
  Critical books about James E. McGreevey: Dina Matos McGreevey, Silent Partner : A Memoir of My Marriage
  John Hugh Dyer, Jr. — also known as Buddy Dyer — of Orlando, Orange County, Fla. Born in Orlando, Orange County, Fla. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Florida state senate, 1993-2003; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1996, 2004, 2008; candidate for Florida state attorney general, 2002; mayor of Orlando, Fla., 2003-05, 2005-; indicted March 10, 2005, for illegally paying a campaign worker to collect absentee ballots in the 2004 mayoral election; suspended from office as mayor; on April 20, the charges were dropped, and he was reinstated; Presidential Elector for Florida, 2012. Member, Order of the Coif; Phi Delta Phi. Still living as of 2012.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Fenton L. Bland, Jr. (b. 1962) — of Petersburg, Va. Born in Petersburg, Va., March 7, 1962. Democrat. Mortician; member of Virginia state house of delegates 63rd District, 2002-05; resigned 2005; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 2004; pleaded guilty, January 26, 2005 to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud; sentenced in April to 57 months in prison and ordered to pay $1.2 million in restitution; surrendered his funeral director's license rather than contest charges of ethical violations. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, Kappa Alpha Psi. Still living as of 2006.
  Thomas Dale DeLay (b. 1947) — also known as Tom DeLay; "The Hammer"; "Hot Tub Tom" — of Lake Jackson, Brazoria County, Tex.; Sugar Land, Fort Bend County, Tex. Born in Laredo, Webb County, Tex., April 8, 1947. Republican. Member of Texas state house of representatives, 1979-85; U.S. Representative from Texas 22nd District, 1985-; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1988; indicted in 2005 on criminal conspiracy and money laundering charges; the conspiracy charge was later dismissed; trial pending. Baptist. Member, Rotary. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Books by Tom DeLay: No Retreat, No Surrender : One American's Fight, with Stephen Mansfield (2007)
  Critical books about Tom DeLay: Lou Dubose & Jan Reid, The Hammer : God, Money, and the Rise of the Republican Congress
  Michael J. Zucchet (b. 1969) — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., December 24, 1969. Economist; mayor of San Diego, Calif., 2005; convicted in federal court on conspiracy, wire fraud and extortion charges, 2005; the convictions were later overturned. Still living as of 2005.
  See also Wikipedia article
  William Jennings Jefferson (b. 1947) — also known as William J. Jefferson — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish, La., March 14, 1947. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Louisiana state senate, 1979-90; candidate for mayor of New Orleans, La., 1982, 1986; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 2nd District, 1991-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; candidate for Governor of Louisiana, 1999; named as unindicted co-conspirator by prosecutors in connection with Brent Pfeffer's guilty plea to bribery charges. Baptist. African ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Randall Cunningham (b. 1941) — also known as Randy Cunningham; "Duke" — of Del Mar, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 8, 1941. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War; U.S. Representative from California, 1991-2005 (44th District 1991-93, 51st District 1993-2003, 50th District 2003-05); resigned 2005; pleaded guilty on Federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges, November 28, 2005; subsequently resigned from Congress. Christian. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Critical books about Randy Cunningham: Marcus Stern et al, The Wrong Stuff: The Extraordinary Saga of Randy "Duke" Cunningham, the Most Corrupt Congressman Ever Caught — Seth Hettena, Feasting on the Spoils : The Life and Times of Randy 'Duke' Cunningham, History's Most Corrupt Congressman
  Mary Carey (b. 1981) — also known as Mary Ellen Cook — of California. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, June 15, 1981. Actress in pornographic movies; Independent candidate for Governor of California, 2003; arrested in April 2005 during a raid on a strip club in Lakewood, Wash.; charged with touching herself while dancing; pleaded guilty and received a suspended sentence. Female. Still living as of 2013.
  See also Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile
  James Elton West (1951-2006) — also known as James E. West; Jim West — of Spokane, Spokane County, Wash. Born in Salem, Marion County, Ore., March 28, 1951. Republican. Deputy sheriff; member of Washington state house of representatives, 1982-86; member of Washington state senate 6th District, 1986-2003; mayor of Spokane, Wash., 2004-05. Member, Rotary; Gay. Following a scandal involving use of his position to obtain sex with young men, and an FBI investigation, he was recalled from office as mayor in 2005. Died, from complications of colon cancer, in the University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, King County, Wash., July 22, 2006 (age 55 years, 116 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jack West; married 1990 to Ginger Marshall (divorced 1995).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Robert Alphonso Taft III (b. 1942) — also known as Bob Taft — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., January 8, 1942. Republican. Served in the Peace Corps; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1977-81; Hamilton County Commissioner, 1981-90; secretary of state of Ohio, 1991-99; Governor of Ohio, 1999-2007; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 2004; in 2005, he pleaded no contest to four misdemeanors involving failure to disclose gifts, and was fined $4,000; subsequently reprimanded by the Ohio Supreme Court. Methodist. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Taft, Jr.; married to Hope Rothert; nephew of William Howard Taft III; grandson of Robert Alphonso Taft; grandnephew of Charles Phelps Taft II; great-grandson of William Howard Taft; great-grandnephew of Charles Phelps Taft and Henry Waters Taft; second great-grandson of Alphonso Taft and John Williamson Herron; second great-grandnephew of William Collins; third great-grandson of Peter Rawson Taft and Ela Collins; first cousin once removed of Seth Chase Taft (1922-?); first cousin twice removed of Walbridge S. Taft; second cousin five times removed of Willard J. Chapin; distant relative *** of Ezra Taft Benson.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Starkweather-Pendleton family of Preston, Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Andrew L. Cetraro (born c.1976) — of Bozeman, Gallatin County, Mont. Born in Bozeman, Gallatin County, Mont., about 1976. Restaurant owner; mayor of Bozeman, Mont., 2004-05. Arrested at his home in November 2005; accused of assaulting his pregnant wife while intoxicated; arraigned on misdemeanor charges; pleaded not guilty. Still living as of 2005.
  Ernest L. Fletcher (b. 1952) — also known as Ernie Fletcher; "Big Ern" — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Mt. Sterling, Montgomery County, Ky., November 12, 1952. Republican. Physician; pastor; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1994-96; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1999-2003; defeated, 1996; Governor of Kentucky, 2003-07; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 2004; in 2005-06, an investigation of hiring practices in violation of the state's merit system law led to grand jury indictments of the Governor and some of his staff; Fletcher pardoned his staff members to protect them from prosecution; ultimately he admitted wrong-doing and agreed to reorganize the Kentucky Personnel Board. Baptist. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Joshua Selassie Wolf (b. 1982) — also known as Josh Wolf — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in California, June 8, 1982. Video journalist; jailed 226 days by a federal court for his refusal to turn over to prosecutors his tapes of anarchist protesters clashing with police during a 2005 demonstration; released in April 2007; candidate for mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 2007. Jewish ancestry. Still living as of 2007.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Kevin Patrick Brady (b. 1955) — also known as Kevin Brady — of The Woodlands, Montgomery County, Tex. Born in Vermillion, Clay County, S.Dak., April 11, 1955. Republican. Member of Texas state house of representatives 15th District, 1991-96; U.S. Representative from Texas 8th District, 1997-; arrested on October 7, 2005, near Vermillion, S.D., and charged with driving while intoxicated. Catholic. Member, Rotary. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Thomas Peter Lantos (1928-2008) — also known as Tom Lantos; Tamas Peter Lantos — of Millbrae, San Mateo County, Calif.; Hillsborough, San Mateo County, Calif.; San Mateo, San Mateo County, Calif. Born in Budapest, Hungary, February 1, 1928. Democrat. University professor; television news commentator; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1976, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004; U.S. Representative from California, 1981-2008 (11th District 1981-93, 12th District 1993-2008); died in office 2008. Jewish. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Alpha Mu. Arrested for disorderly conduct in April 2006, while taking part civil disobedience action to protest genocide in Darfur, in front of the Sudanese embassy in Washington, D.C. Died, of cancer of the esophagus, in Bethesda Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., February 11, 2008 (age 80 years, 10 days). Interment at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Married 1950 to Annette Tillemann; father of Katrina Lantos (1952?-) (who married Richard Nelson Swett).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Patrick Joseph Kennedy (b. 1967) — also known as Patrick J. Kennedy — of Providence, Providence County, R.I.; Portsmouth, Newport County, R.I. Born in Brighton, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., July 14, 1967. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1988-94; U.S. Representative from Rhode Island 1st District, 1995-; pleaded guilty in 2006 to charges of driving under the influence of prescription drugs. Catholic. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Moore Kennedy and Joan Bennett Kennedy; nephew of Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Jr. (1915-1944), John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Patricia Kennedy Lawford, Robert Francis Kennedy and Jean Kennedy Smith; grandson of Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Sr.; great-grandson of Patrick Joseph Kennedy and John Francis Fitzgerald; first cousin of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Joseph Patrick Kennedy II, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr. and Mark Kennedy Shriver.
  Political family: Kennedy family.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Patrick Kennedy: Darrell M. West, Patrick Kennedy : The Rise to Power
  Alan G. Hevesi — of Forest Hills, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Democrat. University professor; member of New York state assembly, 1971-93 (25th District 1971-72, 28th District 1973-93); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984, 1996, 2000, 2004; New York City controller, 1994-2001; candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 2001 (Democratic primary), 2001 (Liberal); New York state comptroller, 2003-06; resigned 2006. Jewish. Pleaded guilty to fraud charges over his use of a state employee to chauffeur his wife, December 22, 2006, and fined $5,000. Still living as of 2006.
  Relatives: Father of Daniel Hevesi (1959?-) and Andrew Hevesi.
  Political family: Hevesi family of Queens, New York.
  See also Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile
  Mark Adam Foley (b. 1954) — also known as Mark A. Foley — of West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla. Born in Newton, Middlesex County, Mass., September 8, 1954. Republican. Real estate agent; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1990-92; defeated, 1986; member of Florida state senate, 1993-94; U.S. Representative from Florida 16th District, 1995-2006; resigned 2006. Catholic. Gay. Forced to resign in September, 2006, over sexually explicit messages he had sent to teenage Congressional pages; no criminal charges were filed. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  John M. Fabrizi (born c.1957) — of Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn. Born about 1957. Democrat. School teacher; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 2000; mayor of Bridgeport, Conn., 2003-07; admitted in June 2006 that he had used cocaine, and did not seek re-election. Still living as of 2007.
  Gordon James Klingenschmitt (b. 1968) — also known as Gordon Klingenschmitt — Born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., June 5, 1968. Republican. Chaplain; wore his Navy uniform at a 2006 political protest, with Roy Moore, in front of the White House; subsequently court-martialed for disobeying a lawful order; he had been prohibited from appearing at political events in uniform; ultimately discharged from the Navy; member of Colorado state house of representatives, 2015-16; candidate in primary for Colorado state senate, 2016. Evangelical Christian. Still living as of 2016.
  See also Wikipedia article — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  John A. Lynch, Jr. (b. 1938) — of New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J., 1938. Democrat. Mayor of New Brunswick, N.J., 1979-91; member of New Jersey state senate 17th District, 1982-2001; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1996; pleaded guilty in 2006 to tax evasion and mail fraud over failing to report $150,000 in income; sentenced to prison; released in 2009. Still living as of 2009.
  Relatives: Son of John A. Lynch and Evelyn (Rooney) Lynch; married to Deborah Lynch (1948?-).
  Political family: Lynch family of New Brunswick, New Jersey.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Kumar P. Barve (b. 1958) — of Gaithersburg, Montgomery County, Md. Born in Schenectady, Schenectady County, N.Y., September 8, 1958. Democrat. Member of Maryland state house of delegates District 17, 1991-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 2000; Presidential Elector for Maryland, 2012. Hindu. Indian subcontinent ancestry. Arrested November 29, 2007, and charged with driving while intoxicated. Still living as of 2012.
  Relatives: Son of Prabhakar Barve and Neera Barve; married to Maureen Quinn.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Joseph C. Scarpelli (born c.1939) — of Brick Township, Ocean County, N.J. Born about 1939. Mayor of Brick Township, N.J., 2006; resigned 2006; pleaded guilty in 2007 to federal bribery charges; sentenced to 18 months in prison and fined $5,000. Still living as of 2007.
  Gerald P. Garson (born c.1932) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born about 1932. Democrat. Lawyer; Justice of New York Supreme Court, 1998-2003. Convicted in April 2007 on bribery and misconduct charges, and sentenced to three to ten years in prison. Still living as of 2007.
  Relatives: Married to Robin Garson (1954?-); cousin *** of Michael J. Garson.
  Political family: Garson family of Brooklyn, New York.
  Larry Edwin Craig (b. 1945) — also known as Larry Craig — of Midvale, Washington County, Idaho; Payette, Payette County, Idaho. Born in Council, Adams County, Idaho, July 20, 1945. Republican. Member of Idaho state senate, 1975-81; U.S. Representative from Idaho 1st District, 1981-91; U.S. Senator from Idaho, 1991-2009. Methodist. Member, National Rifle Association. Arrested for soliciting sex in a men's bathroom at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, June 11, 2007; charged with disorderly conduct; pleaded guilty, and was fined. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Robert W. Levy (b. 1947) — also known as Bob Levy — of Atlantic City, Atlantic County, N.J. Born in Atlantic City, Atlantic County, N.J., May 16, 1947. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; mayor of Atlantic City, N.J., 2005-07; resigned 2007. Falsely claimed to have served in the U.S. Army U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Berets); admitted that he used false information in his service record to obtain benefits; disappeared on September 26, 2007; his lawyer announced on October 10 that he had resigned; pleaded guilty in November to defrauding the Department of Veterans Affairs, sentenced to three years probation, fined, and ordered to pay restitution. Still living as of 2008.
  Relatives: Married 1964 to Hazel Washington.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Peter Kott (b. 1949) — also known as Pete Kott — of Eagle River, Anchorage, Alaska. Born in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., August 29, 1949. Republican. Part-owner and operator of Kott's Hardwood Flooring; member of Alaska state house of representatives, 1993-2007 (24th District 1993-2003, 17th District 2003-07); Speaker of the Alaska State House of Representatives, 2003-04; arrested in May 2007, along with Bruce Weyhrauch and Vic Kohring, and charged with bribery and extortion over soliciting and receiving money and favors from VECO Corporation (including the promise of a job as a lobbyist), in return for votes on an oil tax; tried and convicted in September 2007; sentenced to six years in prison and fined $10,000. Still living as of 2009.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Bruce Weyhrauch — of Juneau, Alaska. Republican. Lawyer; member of Alaska state house of representatives 4th District, 2003-07; arrested in May 2007, along with Pete Kott and Vic Kohring, and charged with bribery and extortion over soliciting and receiving money and favors from VECO Corporation in return for votes on an oil tax; trial pending. Still living as of 2009.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Vic Kohring (b. 1958) — of Wasilla, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska. Born in Waukegan, Lake County, Ill., August 2, 1958. Republican. Member of Alaska state house of representatives, 1995-2007 (26th District 1995-2003, 14th District 2003-07); resigned 2007; arrested in May 2007, along with Bruce Weyhrauch and Pete Kott, and charged with bribery and extortion over soliciting and receiving money and favors from VECO Corporation in return for votes on an oil tax; tried and convicted in November 2007; sentenced to three and a half years in prison; released in 2009. Still living as of 2009.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Thomas T. Anderson (b. 1957) — also known as Tom Anderson — of Anchorage, Alaska. Born in Anchorage, Alaska, August 4, 1957. Republican. Lawyer; member of Alaska state house of representatives 19th District, 2003-07; arrested and indicted in December 2006 on federal federal bribery, extortion, and money laundering charges; tried and convicted in July 2007; sentenced to 60 months in prison. Lutheran. Still living as of 2009.
  Relatives: Son of Tom R. Anderson and Christiane Anderson; married 2005 to Lesil McGuire (1971-).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Eddie Alberto Perez (born c.1957) — also known as Eddie A. Perez — of Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Corozal, Corozal Municipio, Puerto Rico, about 1957. Democrat. Mayor of Hartford, Conn., 2001-08; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 2004; investigated in 2007 over possible conflict of interest in hiring a city contractor for renovations at his home. Catholic. Hispanic ancestry. Still living as of 2008.
  William Shannon Lerach (b. 1946) — also known as William S. Lerach; Bill Lerach — of Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego County, Calif. Born in 1946. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996. Plead guilty in 2007 to federal charges of conspiracy to commit obstruction of justice and making false declarations under oath in connection with a kickback scheme; sentenced to two years in prison, fined $250,000, and ordered to do 1,000 hours of community service. Still living as of 2010.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Sharpe James (b. 1936) — of Newark, Essex County, N.J. Born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., February 20, 1936. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1980, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004; mayor of Newark, N.J., 1986-2006; Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1992; member of New Jersey state senate 29th District, 1999-2008; indicted in July 2007 on federal charges of using city credit cards for personal expenses, and letting a girlfriend buy nine parcels of city-owned land for a small fraction of their value, without disclosing their relationship; convicted in April 2008; sentenced to 27 months in prison, and fined $100,000. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Anthony Dryden Marshall (1924-2014) — also known as Anthony D. Marshall; Tony Marshall; Anthony Dryden Kuser — of Providence, Providence County, R.I.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 30, 1924. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; U.S. Consul in Istanbul, as of 1958-59; U.S. Ambassador to Malagasy Republic, 1969-71; Trinidad and Tobago, 1972-73; Kenya, 1973-77; Seychelles, 1976-77; in 1971, he was accused in press reports of involvement in a supposed plot to overthrow the President, Philibert Tsiranana; the Malagasy government declared him persona non grata, and expelled him fron the country; theatrical producer; guardian of his ailing mother, Brooke Astor; alleged to have diverted millions of dollars to his own theatrical productions, and removed works of art from her apartment; his son Philip sued, alleging abuse and demanding his removal as guardian; an independent investigation found no evidence for abuse, but revealed financial misconduct; indicted in 2007, and tried on 16 charges in 2009; the trial lasted six months; ultimately convicted and sentenced to one to three years in prison; served eight weeks and was released on medical parole. Member, Rotary. Died, at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 30, 2014 (age 90 years, 184 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Step-son of Charles H. Marshall and Vincent Astor; son of John Dryden Kuser (1897-1964) and Brooke (Russell) Marshall (1902-2007); married, July 26, 1947, to Elizabeth Cynthia Cryan; married, December 29, 1962, to Thelma Hoegnell (divorced 1992); married 1992 to Charlene (Tyler) Gilbert; great-grandson of John Fairfield Dryden.
  Political family: Dryden-Marshall family of New York City, New York.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Anthony D. Marshall: Meryl Gordon, Mrs. Astor Regrets: The Hidden Betrayals of a Family Beyond Reproach
Paul J. Morrison Paul J. Morrison (b. 1954) — of Lenexa, Johnson County, Kan. Born in Dodge City, Ford County, Kan., June 1, 1954. Democrat. Lawyer; Johnson County District Attorney, 1990-2006; Kansas state attorney general, 2007-08; resigned 2008. Catholic. Member, Phi Delta Theta. Resigned as Attorney General following disclosure of an extramarital affair with a subordinate, who filed a sexual harrassment claim with the federal EEOC. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: Paul Morrison Law
  Scott Faughn (b. 1980) — of Poplar Bluff, Butler County, Mo. Born in 1980. Mayor of Poplar Bluff, Mo., 2002-04; charged in 2005 with embezzling money while Chairman of the Highway 67 Corporation, by forging checks to himself and his ex-wife; convicted in 2007 on the forgery charges, and fined $1,500. Still living as of 2007.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Theodore Fulton Stevens (1923-2010) — also known as Ted Stevens — of Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska; Girdwood, Anchorage, Alaska. Born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., November 18, 1923. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the 4th District of Alaska Territory, 1954-56; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alaska, 1964, 1972 (delegation chair); member of Alaska state house of representatives, 1965-68; U.S. Senator from Alaska, 1968-2009; defeated, 1962; appointed 1968. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Rotary; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Indicted in July 2008 on federal charges of failing to report gifts from VECO Corporation and its CEO; tried and convicted in October 2008; his conviction was later vacated due to prosecutorial misconduct. Killed in a plane crash, in Bristol Bay Borough, Alaska, August 9, 2010 (age 86 years, 264 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Married 1952 to Ann Mary Cherrington (killed in plane crash, 1978); father of Ben Stevens (1953?-).
  Cross-reference: Lesil McGuire
  Mount Stevens, in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, is named for him.  — The Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, in Anchorage, Alaska, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Aníbal Acevedo Vilá (b. 1962) — of San Juan, San Juan Municipio, Puerto Rico. Born in Hato Rey, San Juan Municipio, Puerto Rico, February 13, 1962. Lawyer; member of Puerto Rico House of Representatives, 1991-2001; Resident Commissioner to U.S. Congress from Puerto Rico, 2001-05; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 2004, 2008; Governor of Puerto Rico, 2005-09; defeated, 2008. In March, 2008, he was charged with 19 counts of campaign finance corruption; in August, 2008, five more counts were added; fifteen counts were dismissed in December; tried on the remaining nine charges; found not guilty in March, 2009. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  John Reid Edwards (b. 1953) — also known as John Edwards; Johnny Reid Edwards; "Silk Pony"; "The Breck Girl" — of North Carolina. Born in Seneca, Oconee County, S.C., June 10, 1953. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1999-2005; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 2000, 2004; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 2004, 2008; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 2004; in August 2008, he acknowledged an extramarital affair with filmmaker Rielle Hunter, though at first he denied having fathered her baby; this revelation discredited him and ended his political career. Methodist. In June, 2011, he was indicted in federal court on campaign finance charges, based on the argument that the donations he received in 2007-08 to cover up his affair were illegal contributions to his presidential campaign. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married, July 30, 1977, to Mary Elizabeth Anania.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by John Edwards: Four Trials (2003) — Our Plan for America: Stronger at Home, Respected in the World, with John Kerry (2004)
  Critical books about John Edwards: Bernard Goldberg, 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America (And Al Franken Is #37) — Andrew Young, The Politician: An Insider's Account of John Edwards's Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal That Brought Him Down
  Kwame Malik Kilpatrick (b. 1970) — also known as Kwame M. Kilpatrick — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., June 8, 1970. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives 9th District, 1997-2001; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 2000, 2004, 2008; mayor of Detroit, Mich., 2002-08; resigned 2008; member of Democratic National Committee from Michigan, 2004-08; charged in 2008 with obstruction of justice, perjury, and misconduct in office, in connection with his denial under oath of an affair with his chief of staff, Christine Beatty, and misleading the city council over a payment of $8.4 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit filed by two police officers, which included a secret deal to prevent evidence of the affair from being disclosed; later charged with assaulting two police officers who were serving a subpoena; pleaded guilty to two felony counts of obstruction of justice and no contest to one assault charge; he also agreed to four months in jail, payment of $1 million in restitution, to resign as mayor, and to give up his law license and pension. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, NAACP. Still living as of 2020.
  Relatives: Son of Bernard Kilpatrick and Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (1945-).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  John Cowdery (b. 1930) — of Anchorage, Alaska. Born in Adrian, Bates County, Mo., February 11, 1930. Republican. Contractor; member of Alaska state house of representatives, 1983-84, 1997-2000; member of Alaska state senate, 2000-09 (District I 2000-03, District O 2003-09); indicted in July 2008 and charged with accepting bribes from VECO Corporation; convicted in March 2009; sentenced to six months house arrest and fined $25,000. Still living as of 2009.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Del M. Mauhrine Brown — of Hopewell, Va. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1996; candidate in primary for Virginia state house of delegates 75th District, 1997; publicly admonished in June 2008 by the Virginia State Bar for lawyer misconduct, over failure to file a timely notice of appeal on behalf of three clients. Still living as of 2008.
  Melvyn I. Weiss (b. 1935) — of Oyster Bay Cove, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., August 1, 1935. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996. Pleaded guilty in 2008 to federal charges of making illegal kickbacks to clients to induce them to sue; sentenced to 30 months in prison, fined $250,000, and ordered to pay restitution of $9.75 million. Still living as of 2010.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Vito John Fossella (b. 1965) — also known as Vito Fossella — of Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., March 9, 1965. Republican. Lawyer; member, New York City Council, 1994-97; U.S. Representative from New York 13th District, 1997-2009. Catholic. Italian and Irish ancestry. In May, 2008, he was arrested in Alexandria, Virginia, for driving while intoxicated; a week later, he admitted to an extramarital affair with Air Force Lt. Col Laura Fay, and that he was the father of her 3-year-old child; the scandal led him to retire from Congress. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married 1990 to Mary Patricia Rowan; great-grandson of James Aloysius O'Leary (1889-1944).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Eliot Laurence Spitzer (b. 1959) — also known as Eliot Spitzer; "Steamroller"; "Client No. 9" — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., June 10, 1959. Democrat. New York state attorney general, 1999-2006; defeated, 1994; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2000, 2004; Presidential Elector for New York, 2000; Governor of New York, 2007-08; resigned 2008. Jewish. Resigned as governor following disclosure that he had paid a prostitution ring for sex. Still living as of 2016.
  Relatives: Son of Bernard Spitzer and Anne (Goldhaber) Spitzer; married, October 17, 1987, to Silda Wall (divorced 2013).
  Cross-reference: Sean Patrick Maloney
  The racehorses "The Luv Guv" and "The Ninth Client" were named for him by Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Eliot Spitzer: Peter Elkind, Rough Justice: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer — Lloyd Constantine, Journal of the Plague Year: An Insider's Chronicle of Eliot Spitzer's Short and Tragic Reign
  Rod R. Blagojevich (b. 1956) — also known as Rod Blagojevich; "Blago" — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., December 10, 1956. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1993-96; U.S. Representative from Illinois 5th District, 1997-2003; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2000, 2004, 2008; Governor of Illinois, 2003-09; solicited bribes from potential candidates for appointment to Barack Obama's vacant U.S. Senate seat; arrested by federal agents in December 2008, and set for trial on federal corruption charges; in January 2009, based on charges that he abused his authority and attempted to sell authorizations, vetoes, and appointments, he was impeached by the Illinois House, convicted by a unanimous vote of the Illinois Senate, and prohibited from holding public office in the state; tried in federal court in 2010-11, and after a mistrial, was ultimately found guilty on eighteen counts, including bribery and extortion; sentenced to 14 years in federal prison; an appeal later overturned five of the eighteen convictions, but did not change his prison sentence. Serbian ancestry. Still living as of 2019.
  Relatives: Married to Patricia 'Patti' Mell (daughter of Richard F. Mell; sister of Deborah Mell (1968-)).
  Political family: Mell-Blagojevich family of Chicago, Illinois.
  Cross-reference: Daniel Lipinski
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Rod Blagojevich: The Governor (2009)
  Books about Rod Blagojevich: Elizabeth Brackett, Pay to Play: How Rod Blagojevich Turned Political Corruption Into a National Sideshow — Jeff Coen & John Chase, Golden: How Rod Blagojevich Talked Himself out of the Governor's Office and into Prison
  Mark E. Musselwhite (b. 1966) — of Gainesville, Hall County, Ga. Born March 13, 1966. Republican. Mayor of Gainesville, Ga., 2006; arrested for public indecency in June 2009, when he was found nude and intoxicated at a public camp site in Rabun County, Ga. Still living as of 2009.
  Beverly Masek (b. 1963) — of Willow, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska. Born in Anvik, Yukon-Koyukuk census area, Alaska, September 30, 1963. Republican. Four time Iditarod Race finisher, 1990-93; member of Alaska state house of representatives, 1995-2005 (28th District 1995-2003, 15th District 2003-05); pleaded guilty in March 2009 to soliciting and accepting at least $4,000 in bribes from VECO Corporation; sentenced to six months in jail and three years probation. Female. Methodist. Alaska Native ancestry. Member, National Rifle Association. Still living as of 2009.
  Sheila Ann Dixon (b. 1953) — also known as Sheila Dixon; Sheila Dixon-Smith — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Baltimore, Md., December 27, 1953. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1988, 2004, 2008 (member, Credentials Committee); mayor of Baltimore, Md., 2007-10; resigned 2010. Female. African Methodist Episcopal. African ancestry. Indicted in January 2009, on perjury theft, and misconduct charges, over secretly accepting more than $20,000 worth of gifts from developers doing business with the city, and for using gift cards intended for needy families to buy furs and other expensive items for herself; the charges were dismissed in May, but she was reindicted in July; tried in fall 2009; convicted on one count of embezzlement, and acquitted on other charges; pleaded guilty to perjury, and resigned as mayor, as part of a plea agreement. Still living as of 2010.
  Relatives: Daughter of Philip Dixon, Sr. and Winona Dixon.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Addison Graves Wilson (b. 1947) — also known as Joe Wilson — of West Columbia, Lexington County, S.C.; Springdale, Lexington County, S.C. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., July 31, 1947. Republican. Staff for U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond, and for U.S. Rep. Floyd Spence; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1972, 2008; member of South Carolina state senate, 1984-2001; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 2nd District, 2001-; rebuked by the House of Representatives in September, 2009, for a breach of decorum; he had shouted "You Lie!" during an address by President Barack Obama. Presbyterian. Still living as of 2018.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  John Eric Ensign (b. 1958) — also known as John E. Ensign — of Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev. Born in Roseville, Placer County, Calif., March 25, 1958. Republican. Veterinarian; hotel and casino manager; U.S. Representative from Nevada 1st District, 1995-99; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 2001-; defeated, 1998; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 2008. Pentecostal. Italian, German, and Filipino ancestry. In June 2009, he admitted to an extramarital affair with Cindy Hampton, a member of his campaign staff and the wife of his Senate aide Doug Hampton. In an unsuccessful attempt to keep the Hamptons quiet about the affair, he gave them $96,000 (an illegally undisclosed severance payment) through his parents. He also used his influence to set up Jeff Hampton as a lobbyist, in violation of laws restricting lobbying by former congressional aides. A grand jury investigation is in progress. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Adoptive son of Michael S. Ensign; son of Sharon Lee Cipriani.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Harold Charles Turner (b. 1962) — also known as Hal Turner — of North Bergen, Hudson County, N.J. Born in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., March 15, 1962. Republican. Radio talk show host; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 13th District, 2000; in June 2009, he posted threats against three U.S. Court of Appeals judges, calling for them to be murdered over a ruling in a gun rights case; pleaded not guilty; tried in 2009-10; the first two ended in mistrials; convicted at the third trial and sentenced to 33 months in prison; released in 2012. Still living as of 2015.
  See also Wikipedia article — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Nick Severson (born c.1983) — of Vermillion, Clay County, S.Dak. Born about 1983. Pleaded guilty in May 2010 to a misdemeanor charge of ingesting marijuana, and fined $500; candidate for mayor of Vermillion, S.Dak., 2010. Still living as of 2010.
  Eric James Joseph Massa (b. 1959) — also known as Eric J. J. Massa — of Corning, Steuben County, N.Y. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., September 16, 1959. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York, 2009-10; defeated, 2006; resigned 2010; resigned from Congress during a pending ethics investigation into acusations of sexual misconduct toward subordinates in his congressional office. Still living as of 2012.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article
  Michael Francis Easley (b. 1950) — also known as Mike F. Easley — of Brunswick County, N.C. Born near Rocky Mount, Nash County, N.C., March 23, 1950. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1990; North Carolina state attorney general, 1993-2001; Governor of North Carolina, 2001-09; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 2004, 2008; pleaded guilty in 2010 to failing to report a 2006 helicopter ride in his campaign finance filings. Catholic. Member, Phi Gamma Delta. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Donald L. Blankenship (b. 1950) — also known as Don Blankenship — of Sprigg, Mingo County, W.Va. Born in Stopover, Pike County, Ky., March 14, 1950. Accountant; coal mining executive; chairman and CEO of Massey Energy, 2000-10; in April 2010, an explosion at the company's Upper Big Branch coal mine killed 29 miners; convicted on a charge of conspiring to violate mine safety standards; served one year in prison; Constitution candidate for President of the United States, 2020. Still living as of 2020.
  See also Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Michael Kent Winder (b. 1976) — also known as Mike Winder; "Richard Burwash" — of West Valley City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, January 27, 1976. Republican. Vice-president, Winder Farms dairy; historian; mayor of West Valley City, Utah, 2010-; reprimanded by the city council in 2011 for writing news articles for local media outlets under an assumed name, Richard Burwash; also forced to resign from his job with public relations firm. Mormon. Still living as of 2012.
  Relatives: Married to Karyn Hermansen.
  See also Wikipedia article
Yari Osorio Yari Osorio — of New York City (unknown county), N.Y. Born in Cali, Colombia. Socialist. Emergency medical technician; anti-war and social justice activist; arrested in October, 2011, along with hundreds of others, during an Occupy Wall Street demonstration on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City; Socialism and Liberation candidate for Vice President of the United States, 2012. Colombian ancestry. Still living as of 2012.
  Image source: Campaign web site (2012)
  Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (b. 1947) — also known as Arnold Schwarzenegger; "Arnie"; "Conan the Republican"; "The Governator"; "The Austrian Oak" — of Brentwood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Thal, Styria, Austria, July 30, 1947. Republican. Naturalized U.S. citizen; actor in numerous movies, including Pumping Iron, the Terminator series, Conan the Barbarian, Predator, Total Recall, and others; Governor of California, 2003-; he and his wife separated in 2011 after revealing that his sexual contact with a member of his household staff resulted in a child ten years earlier. Catholic. Austrian ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Gustav Schwarzenegger (1907-1972) and Aurelia (Jadrny) Schwarzenegger (1922-1998); married, April 26, 1986, to Maria Owings Shriver (daughter of Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr.; sister of Mark Kennedy Shriver (1964-); niece of John Fitzgerald Kennedy).
  Political family: Kennedy family.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Arnold Schwarzenegger: Arnold : The Education of a Bodybuilder (1977) — Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story (2012)
  Books about Arnold Schwarzenegger: Nigel Andrews, True Myths : The Life and Times of Arnold Schwarzenegger, from Pumping Iron to Governor of California — Susan Zannos, Arnold Schwarzenegger — Laurence Leamer, Fantastic : The Life of Arnold Schwarzenegger — Michael Blitz & Louise Krasniewicz, Why Arnold Matters: The Rise of a Cultural Icon — Ian Halperin, The Governator: From Muscle Beach to His Quest for the White House, the Improbable Rise of Arnold Schwarzenegger — Colleen A. Sexton, Arnold Schwarzenegger (for young readers)
  Phill Kline (b. 1959) — of Overland Park, Johnson County, Kan. Born in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan., December 31, 1959. Republican. Lawyer; radio show host; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kansas, 1986 (2nd District), 2000 (3rd District); member of Kansas state house of representatives 18th District, 1993-2000; Kansas state attorney general, 2003-07; defeated, 2006; Johnson County District Attorney, 2007-08. Nazarene. In October, 2011, the Kansas Supreme Court indefinitely suspended his license to practice law, citing misconduct while investigating abortion clinics, including perjury and deliberately deceiving judges, state officials, a grand jury, and the investigating panel of the Board for Discipline of Attorneys. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Anthony David Weiner (b. 1964) — also known as Anthony D. Weiner; "Carlos Danger" — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Forest Hills, Queens, Queens County, N.Y.; Kew Gardens, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., September 4, 1964. Democrat. Staff for U.S. Rep. Charles E. Schumer, 1985-91; member, New York city council, 1992-98 (at age 27, the youngest member ever elected); U.S. Representative from New York 9th District, 1999-2011; resigned 2011; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2000, 2004, 2008; candidate in primary for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 2005, 2013; in 2011, a scandal developed over his Internet communications with much younger women, including sexually suggestive and sexually explicit photos and texts; after initially denying responsibility, he admitted that the photos were of him, and that he had sent them; resigned from Congress in June 2011; in July 2013, more pictures and sexting, sent under the name "Carlos Danger", were revealed, which discredited his mayoral candidacy; in September 2017, he pleaded guilty to a federal charge of transferring obscene material to a minor; sentenced to 21 months in prison. Jewish. Still living as of 2018.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  David Wu (b. 1955) — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Born in Hsinchu, Taiwan, April 8, 1955. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; U.S. Representative from Oregon 1st District, 1999-2011; resigned 2011; in July 2011, news media reported that he had been accused of an unwanted sexual encounter by the 18-year-old daughter of a friend of his; episodes of erratic and intoxicated behavior alienated his campaign aides, his congressional staff, and his colleagues in Congress; he resigned in August 2011. Chinese ancestry. Still living as of 2017.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Aaron F. Broussard (b. 1949) — of Kenner, Jefferson Parish, La. Born in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, La., January 6, 1949. Democrat. Mayor of Kenner, La., 1982-96; president of Jefferson Parish, La., 2003-10; pleaded guilty in September 2012 to federal charges that, as president of Jefferson Parish, he received bribes of more than $60,000, and that he embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars by creating a no-work job in the parish government for his ex-wife; sentenced to 46 months in prison, and ordered to pay restitution. Still living as of 2012.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
Emmett Pugh Emmett S. Pugh III — of Beckley, Raleigh County, W.Va. Mayor of Beckley, W.Va., 1988-2013. In April 2012, he was accused, in two complaints filed with the West Virginia Ethics Commission, of accepting improper gifts, including shares of development firms, in return for free use of city resources; without admitting guilt, he agreed to retire as mayor, and repay the cost of the investigation. Still living as of 2014.
  Image source: The State Journal, April 4, 2012
  Tony F. Mack (b. 1966) — of Trenton, Mercer County, N.J. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ga., January 8, 1966. Democrat. Mercer County Freeholder, 1997-2008; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2000; mayor of Trenton, N.J., 2010-14; removed 2014; arrested in September 2012, and charged with accepting a bribe, fraud, and extortion; tried and convicted in 2014, and sentenced to five years in prison. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Urban League. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article
  C. Ray Nagin — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Democrat. Mayor of New Orleans, La., 2002-10; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 2008; indicted in January 2013 for accepting bribes and kickbacks in connection with city contracts. African ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  David Wildstein (b. 1961) — also known as "Wally Edge" — of Livingston, Essex County, N.J. Born in 1961. Mayor of Livingston, N.J., 1987-88; in September 2013, as a senior official of the Port Authority, which manages the George Washington Bridge, he ordered two of the three lanes from Fort Lee to be closed, resulting in major traffic congestion; the direction to close the lanes (an abuse of power which appeared to be political retaliation against Fort Lee mayor Mark Sokolich) came from the office of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie; Wildstein cooperated with federal prosecutors and pleaded guilty in 2015 to two federal charges. Still living as of 2016.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Philip J. Berg (b. 1944) — also known as Phil Berg — of Lafayette Hill, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., April 14, 1944. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1992; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 2000; in 2001, he issued a formal demand that U.S. Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O'Connor, Clarence Thomas, and Antonin Scalia be disbarred for their participation in the Bush v. Gore decision; in 2004, he filed a federal lawsuit under the Racketeer Influencd and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, accusing President George W. Bush, and 155 other defendants, of complicity in the 9/11 terrorist attacks (the case was dismissed); in 2008, he sued in federal court, contending that Barack Obama was born in Kenya and not eligible to be President (the case was dismissed); sued by clients and disciplined by Pennsylvania legal authorities for malpractice, mostly due to neglect of cases entrusted to him, missing legal deadlines, and failure to keep clients informed; his law license was suspended for two years in 2013, and he ultimately agreed to be disbarred in 2015. Still living as of 2018.
  See also Wikipedia article — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Benígno Repeki Fitial (b. 1945) — also known as Benígno Fitial — Born in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, November 27, 1945. Governor of Northern Mariana Islands, 2006-13; resigned 2013; impeached by the Northern Mariana Islands House of Representatives in February 2013; he resigned rather than face trial in the Senate. Satawalese ancestry. Still living as of 2013.
  Relatives: Married to Josepina 'Josie' Padiermos.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Randolph Blake Farenthold (b. 1961) — also known as R. Blake Farenthold — Born in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Tex., December 12, 1961. Republican. Lawyer; radio commentator; U.S. Representative from Texas 27th District, 2011-18; resigned 2018; sued in 2014 by a former staffer, alleging sexual harassment, a hostile work environment, and that she was fired in retaliation for complaints; the case was settled out of court with $84,000 in public funds; in December 2017, another former staffer made further detailed allegations of his behavior; resigned in April 2018. Still living as of 2018.
  Relatives: Son of George Randolph 'Randy' Farenthold and Mary Sue (Ogg) Farenthold.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article
  Aaron Jon Schock (b. 1981) — also known as Aaron Schock — of Peoria, Peoria County, Ill. Born in Morris, Stevens County, Minn., May 28, 1981. Republican. Member of Illinois state house of representatives, 2005-08; speaker, Republican National Convention, 2008 ; U.S. Representative from Illinois 18th District, 2009-15; resigned 2015; in 2014, news media reported that he had misused government funds to pay for lavish redecorating, international trips, and luxury items; he also claimed mileage reimbursements on his car for many more miles than he had actually driven; following these revelations, he resigned from Congress; indicted in November 2016; pled not guilty; trial pending. Still living as of 2018.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article
  John Edward Walsh (b. 1960) — also known as John E. Walsh — Born in Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont., November 3, 1960. Democrat. Lieutenant Governor of Montana, 2013-14; U.S. Senator from Montana, 2014-15; appointed 2014; in 2014, allegations that he had plagiarized part of a research paper led him to drop out of the race for U.S. Senator, and the revocation of his Master's degree. Still living as of 2015.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article
  Robert Francis McDonnell (b. 1954) — also known as Bob McDonnell — of Glen Allen, Henrico County, Va. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., June 15, 1954. Republican. Lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates 84th District, 1992-2005; Virginia state attorney general, 2006-09; resigned 2009; delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 2008 (delegation chair); Governor of Virginia, 2010-14; he and his wife were indicted in January 2014 for receiving improper gifts; convicted in September 2014; sentenced to two years in prison; in June 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously overturned his conviction. Irish and Alsatian ancestry. Still living as of 2018.
  Relatives: Son of John Francis McDonnell and Emma (Meiller) McDonnell.
  Campaign slogan (2009): "Bob's for Jobs"
  See also Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Kenneth E. Rankle (c.1961-2018) — of Dayton, Campbell County, Ky. Born about 1961. Carpenter; mayor of Dayton, Ky., 2003-14; defeated, 2014; sued in 2015 by the Dayton city government, alleging that he misappropriated funds. Died in 2018 (age about 57 years). Burial location unknown.
  John James Conyers, Jr. (1929-2019) — also known as John Conyers, Jr. — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Highland Park, Wayne County, Mich., May 16, 1929. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Michigan, 1965-2017 (1st District 1965-93, 14th District 1993-2013, 13th District 2013-17); resigned 2017; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; arrested during an anti-apartheid protest outside the South African Embassy in Washington, 1984; candidate for mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1989; in 2017, it was reported that a former member of Conyers' staff had alleged that he had sexually harassed her, and had been paid a settlement of $27,000; subsequently, the House Ethics Committee started an investigation into multiple such allegations; he subsequently resigned from Congress. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, NAACP. Recipient of the Spingarn Medal, 2007. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., October 27, 2019 (age 90 years, 164 days). Entombed at Detroit Memorial Park East, Warren, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of John James Conyers (1905-1986) and Lucille Jane (Simpson) Conyers (1909-2000); brother of Nathan G. Conyers (1932-); married 1990 to Monica Esters.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Michael Joe Arpaio (b. 1932) — also known as Joe Arpaio; "America's Toughest Sheriff" — of Fountain Hills, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., June 14, 1932. Republican. Police officer; Maricopa County Sheriff, 1993-2016; Presidential Elector for Arizona, 2000; convicted in July 2017 on federal contempt charges, over his violation of court orders regarding racial profiling; pardoned in August 2017 by President Donald Trump. Italian ancestry. Still living as of 2018.
  See also Wikipedia article — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Alan Stuart Franken (b. 1951) — also known as Al Franken; "Stuart Smalley" — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 21, 1951. Democrat. Comedian; author; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 2009-18; resigned 2018; in November 2017, Leeann Tweeden alleged that Franken had forcibly kissed her on a 2006 USO tour; Franken was also photographed appearing to place his hands on or near her breasts; other women made similar allegations; resigned from the Senate in January. Jewish. Still living as of 2018.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph P. Franken and Phoebe (Kunst) Franken; married, October 2, 1975, to Franni Bryson.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Stephen Ernest Stockman (b. 1956) — also known as Steve Stockman — of Beaumont, Jefferson County, Tex. Born in Bloomfield Hills, Oakland County, Mich., November 14, 1956. Republican. Accountant; U.S. Representative from Texas 9th District, 1995-97; defeated, 1992 (9th District), 1996 (9th District), 2006 (22nd District); candidate in primary for Texas railroad commissioner, 1998; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Texas, 2014; arrested in March 2017 and charged in federal court on multiple counts, including obtaining $1.25 millon under false pretenses, money laundering, making false statements to the FEC, not reporting income on his tax return; tried starting in January 2018; convicted in April of 23 felonies; sentenced to ten years in prison and ordered to pay more than $1 million restitution. Baptist. Member, National Rifle Association. Still living as of 2020.
  Relatives: Married 1988 to Patti Ferguson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Robert Julian Bentley (b. 1943) — also known as Robert J. Bentley; "The Love Gov" — of Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Ala. Born in Columbiana, Shelby County, Ala., February 3, 1943. Republican. Physician; dermatologist; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 2003-10; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 2008; Governor of Alabama, 2011-17; resigned 2017; accused in 2016 of having an extramarital affair with Rebekah Caldwell Mason, a politcal advisor on his campaign staff; an impeachment resolution was brought; as part of an agreement with prosecutors, he pleaded guilty to two campaign finance violations, including failing to disclose a $50,000 personal loan to his campaign account; his sentence was suspended, but he was placed on probation, ordered to do community service, and fined $7,000. Still living as of 2017.
  Relatives: Son of David Harford Bentley and Mattie Boyd (Vick) Bentley.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Eric Tradd Schneiderman (b. 1954) — also known as Eric T. Schneiderman — Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., December 31, 1954. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state senate 31st District; elected 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008; New York state attorney general, 2011-18; resigned 2018; Presidential Elector for New York, 2012; following published reports that he had physically abused four women; at first, he initially claimed that this had been sexual role playing, but within hours, he resigned his position; following an investigation, no criminal charges were brought. Jewish ancestry. Still living as of 2019.
  Relatives: Son of Irwin Schneiderman and Abigail (Heyward) Schneiderman; married 1990 to Jennifer Cunningham.
  See also Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
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