American politician and a former U.S. Representative from Ohio, Dennis Kucinich’s wife is Elizabeth Kucinich. Dennis served as U.S. Representative from 1997 to 2013. He was also a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2004 and 2008 Presidential elections. Dennis has been awarded with the Gandhi Peace Award, an annual award bestowed by the Religious Society of Friends-affiliated organization.
The couple first met when Elizabeth went to meet Dennis to have some discussion on monetary policy. The meeting was only eight minutes long but they described the interaction as “soul recognition”. They met again for the second time in New Mexico for another policy discussion. This meeting made them realize that they were meant to be together.
Though there is a 31 year age difference between them, love found its way. They rang the marriage bells on 21 August 2005. Elizabeth wore a beautiful ivory wedding dress with a chiffon train. Dennis chose a gray-blue waistcoat with coattails and a bow tie. They spent their honeymoon in Catawba, Ohio. On being asked about their age difference Elizabeth says, “People who see us together understand – they see our connection. And it’s not like I’m some ditsy young thing and he’s an old fogey. He has the wisdom of an ancient and the energy of youth.”
Her appearance has been noted in the media many a times. She was named among nation’s best dressed political wives by Vanity Fair magazine. Cleveland Magazine stated her as “Cleveland’s most interesting” and Esquire magazine named her one of the sexiest women in politics. Elizabeth and Dennis Kucinich’s marriage and deep affection for each other has always been a point of public interest.
Elizabeth was born on 22 October 1977 in England. Most of her childhood was spent in North Ockendon in the London Borough of Havering, England. Elizabeth is a British organic food and vegan advocate. She did her graduation and post-graduation from University of Kent, UK. She has specialized in Religions Studies and Theology (BA) and International Conflict Analysis (MA). Being an environment lover, she is a board director of many organizations. To name some of them, they are Sean Penn’s Haitian relief organization, the Rodale Institute, Gardenbar, and UNRWA USA.
Her mother tells that she was an activist and had interest in human rights since her childhood. After her school, she came to Agra, India and volunteered at one of Mother Teresa’s homes for India’s poorest children. Later after she was done with her university education, she went to Tanzania where she worked with Voluntary Services Overseas as a community development worker. In 2005, after working with rural and urban poor in India and Tanzania, Kucinich moved to the USA to organize the first international conference on monetary reform for the American Monetary Institute.
Elizabeth has also produced two documentaries, Hot Water and GMO OMG. Hot Water reveals radioactive contamination of ground water across the United States. GMO OMG, in which Elizabeth worked as an executive producer, talks about the science of global warming with Al Gore’s personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change.
We sure are proud of Dennis’s activist wife and her endeavors to change the world. What do you think about her?