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|Born||Elizabeth Jane Harper
22 October 1977
North Ockendon, England, UK
|Occupation||Director of policy for the Center for Food Safety|
|Spouse(s)||Dennis Kucinich (m. 2005)|
Elizabeth Jane Kucinich (née Harper; born 22 October 1977) is an organic food & vegan advocate, a champion for peace, animals and the environment. She is the director of policy at the Center for Food Safety, the producer of two documentaries, ('Hot Water' and 'GMO OMG') and a socially conscious business owner. Married to former 8-term U.S. Congressman and two time Democratic Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich. Elizabeth lives in Washington, DC.
In 2005, after working with rural & urban poor in India and Tanzania, Elizabeth moved to the USA to organize the first international conference on monetary reform for the American Monetary Institute. Before joining the Center for Food Safety, Elizabeth was the director of government affairs for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)  and a congressional liaison for former President of the United Nations General Assembly.
Elizabeth serves as a board director of several notable organizations including Sean Penn's Haitian relief organization, J/P HRO, the Rodale Institute  and a fledgling vegan food company, Gardenbar TM.
Elizabeth is Executive Producer of "GMO OMG" a documentary exploring genetic engineering, which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2013, and producer of "Hot Water" which premiered at the DC Environmental Film Festival, 2013. It is a documentary exposing the harsh realities America faces as a result of uranium mining, from cancer to uncontrollable costs to tax payers.
Elizabeth's appearance is often noted in the media. Vanity Fair magazine named Elizabeth Kucinich among the nation's "best dressed" political wives, the Plain Dealer featured her preference for shopping in resale and consignment stores  and Cleveland Magazine pegged her as "Cleveland's most interesting". Esquire magazine named her one of the sexiest women in politics, while the Washington Post described Elizabeth as "if not a national obsession, then certainly a treasured District landmark" who as "an excellent example of genetics could easily have made it in the other Hollywood." 
Born Elizabeth Jane Harper, she was brought up in North Ockendon in Havering, England. She attended Coopers' Company and Coborn School in Upminster from 1989-96. According to her mother, as a girl Elizabeth was always into human rights and the environment and circulated petitions on animal rights at school and lobbied Parliament when she was just 14 years of age. After leaving school, she travelled alone to India for six months. There she went to Agra, India and volunteered at one of Mother Teresa's homes for India's poorest children. After completing her university eduction in 2002, Elizabeth moved to Tanzania where she worked with Voluntary Services Overseas, the UK's version of the Peace Corps, as a community development worker in rural Dodoma Region.
Elizabeth holds a BA in Religions Studies and Theology, an MA in International Conflict Analysis from the University of Kent, U.K. and has completed vocational training in core Skills in U.N. Human Rights fieldwork, SPHERE: implementation training in Minimum Standards in Disaster Response, and the Child Protection Certificate. In alignment with her core commitments, she is also credentialed in Peace and Reconciliation Studies from Coventry University, U.K.
Newly in from England with no knowledge of who Dennis was other than being a Member of Congress, Elizabeth walked into Kucinich's office on May 4, 2005. They had an eight-minute meeting on monetary policy. The second time they met was in New Mexico at another policy event later that month. While in New Mexico they decided to get married and three months later tied the knot. They describe their meeting as "soul recognition", the details of which were written about in depth in "The Love song of Dennis J. Kucinich"  and "How Kucinich found love" 
Elizabeth and Dennis Kucinich's marriage and deep affection for each other has continued to e a pint of public intrigue. Regularly described as lovebirds, headlines like "Rep.Kucinich spotted canoodling with wife at train station"  and "Kucinich gets some love on an escalator"  are not uncommon.
The couple jest that they love to be contrary and their relationship is an embodiment of this, breaking of stereotypes and social convention. Elizabeth is 31 years younger than her husband. She is English, he (Irish-Croation) American. She's Anglican, he Catholic. some inches taller than Dennis, and with a penchant for high heels, Elizabeth prefers to be called Dennis' "bigger half" rather than he better half. Though Joe Biden would likely disagree, having stated in a 2007 Presidential debate, the thing he likes best about Dennis is his wife.
- "Elizabeth Kucinich: Champion of Peace, Compassion and Healthy Food".
- "Vanity Fair Magazine names Elizabeth Kucinich among nation's "best dressed" political wives".
- "Clothes Shopping with Mrs. Kucinich".
- "Our Most Interesting People".
- "The Sexiest Women in Congress".
- "Good-bye to Mrs. Kucinich-and to the man with her".
- "The Love Song of Dennis Kucinich".
- "How Kucinich Found Love".
- "Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich: What's next?".
- "Rep.Kucinich spotted canoodling with wife at Train Station".
- "Rep. Kucinich spotted canoodling with wife at Train Station".
- "Dennis Kucinich gets some love on an escalator".
- "Good-bye to Mrs. Kucinich- and to the man with her".
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