Here is a look at the life of Dennis Kucinich, former Ohio congressman.
Personal: Birth date: October 8, 1946
Birth place: Cleveland, Ohio
Birth name: Dennis John Kucinich
Father: Frank Kucinich, a truck driver
Mother: Virginia Kucinich
Marriages: Elizabeth (Harper) Kucinich (2005-present); Sandra Kucinich-Horn (1977-1986, divorced); Helen (divorced)
Children: with Sandra Kucinich-Horn: Jackie
Education: Case Western Reserve University, B.A., 1973, and M.A., 1974
Religion: Roman Catholic
Other Facts: Is a vegan.
Against the war in Iraq and proposed creating a federal department of peace.
Consistently voted on the pro-life side while in Congress, but in 2002, he switched his position to pro-choice.
When Kucinich was mayor of Cleveland, the city defaulted on close to $15 million in loans.
Timeline: 1969-1975 - Serves on the Cleveland City Council.
1975-1977 - Clerk of the Cleveland Municipal Court.
1977-1979 - Mayor of Cleveland. At 31, he is the youngest person at that time ever elected mayor of a major U.S. city.
1979 - Loses his re-election bid to a Republican candidate.
1983-1985 - Serves on the Cleveland City Council.
1994-1996 - Ohio State Senator.
1996 - Is elected as a U.S. Representative from Ohio's 10th District.
February 2003 - Files paperwork with the FEC to form a presidential exploratory committee.
October 13, 2003 - Formally announces his candidacy for president.
July 22, 2004 - Endorses Senator John Kerry for president.
December 12, 2006 - Announces he is running for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.