Dennis Kucinich

Dennis Kucinich (born October 8, 1946) is an American politician. A U.S. Representative from Ohio from 1997 to 2013. He ran for governor of Ohio in the 2018 election, losing in the primary to establishment neoliberal candidate Richard Cordray.

From 1977 to 1979, Kucinich served as mayor of Cleveland, an ideologically embattled term in which he survived a corporate-funded smear campaign and recall election while successfully bringing to heel the corrupt municipal electric utility, ending the company’s holding Cleveland to ransom to profit squeeze its public-service monopoly. Kucinich‘s congressional district was redistricted out of existence in 2013. In December 2020, he filed paperwork to run in the 2021 Cleveland mayoral election.