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Carolyn Kilpatrick

Carolyn KilpatrickAKA Carolyn Jean Cheeks Kilpatrick

Born: 25-Jun-1945
Birthplace: Detroit, MI

Gender: Female
Religion: African Methodist Episcopal
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congresswoman from Michigan, 1997-2011

High school teacher and state legislator, elected to the US Congress in 1996. Progressive Democrat. Supported abortion rights, 2008 GM bailout, 2009 economic stimulus, 2010 health care reform. Opposed 2002 Iraq war authorization, 2008 Wall Street bailout. Defeated in the 2010 Democratic primary, after her name had been tarnished by her son, scandal-ridden Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. Succeeded by Hansen Clarke.

Father: Marvell Cheeks, Jr.
Mother: Willa Mae Henry Cheeks
Husband: Bernard Nathaniel Kilpatrick (m. 1968, div., one son, one daughter)
Son: Kwame Kilpatrick (former Mayor of Detroit, b. 8-Jun-1970)
Daughter: Ayanna (social worker, b. circa 1973)

    High School: High School of Commerce, Detroit, MI
    University: AA, Ferris State University (1970)
    University: BS, Western Michigan University (1972)
    University: MS Education, University of Michigan (1977)
    Teacher: Murray Wright High School, Detroit, MI (1972-78)

    US Congressman, Michigan 13th (2003-11)
    US Congressman, Michigan 15th (1997-2003)
    Michigan State House of Representatives (1979-97)
    Detroit Public Schools Teacher (1970-78)
    Railway Express Agency Secretary (1962-63)
    Congressional Black Caucus
    EMILY's List
    National Student Leadership Conference Honorary Board of Advisors
    Obama for America

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