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Kendrick Meek

Kendrick MeekAKA Kendrick Brett Meek, Sr.

Born: 6-Sep-1966
Birthplace: Miami, FL

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Florida, 2003-11

State legislator and son of Congresswoman Carrie P. Meek elected to US Congress in 2002, succeeding his mother. Moderate Democrat; generally pro-abortion rights, pro-gay rights, anti-net neutrality. Supported 2004 restriction to bankruptcy rules, 2008 Wall Street bailout, 2008 GM/Chrysler bailout, 2009 economic stimulus, 2010 health care reform; opposed 2005 Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), 2006 Secure Fence Act. Did not run for re-election in 2010, instead unsuccessfully running for US Senate, and succeeded in the House by Frederica Wilson.

Father: Harold Meek (div.)
Mother: Carrie P. Meek (US Congresswoman)
Wife: Leslie Dixon
Daughter: Lauren
Son: Kendrick B. Meek, Jr.

    University: Miami Springs High School, Miami, FL (1985)
    University: BS Criminal Justice, Florida A&M University (1989)

    US Congressman, Florida 17th (2003-11)
    Florida State Senate (1999-2002)
    Florida State House of Representatives (1995-98)
    Wackenhut Sales (1993-94)
    Florida State Official State Patrol Officer (1990-93)
    NAACP Life Member
    Obama for Illinois
    Young Democrats Florida A&M
    Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
    Risk Factors: Dyslexia

Official Website:
http://www.house.gov/kenmeek/


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