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Mark Kennedy

A former member of the United States House of Representatives
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Net worth 2018: $1.9 Million
Residence: Benson, Minnesota, U.S
Country: United States
BirthDay: 11 April 1955
Sigh: Taurus
Education: Pequot Lakes High School, St. John's University, University of Michigan, Ross School of Business, ,

Mark Kennedy was bornon 11 April 1955 in Benson, Minnesota, U.S, American, is A former member of the United States House of Representatives. Mark Raymond Kennedy is an American businessman and politician. He began his career as a Certified Public Accountant and went on to receive his M.B.A. from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. His business career prior to the U.S. Congress included working for The Pillsbury Company and the Federated Department Stores, the world's leading department store. He was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives. He represented Minnesota's 2nd congressional district during the 107th Congress and Minnesota's 6th congressional district during the 108th and 109th Congresses. Despite predictions by experts that he wouldn't win, he did it the old-fashioned way: shaking hands, walking in parades, and listening all across Minnesota. He supported the War in Iraq and was a proponent of free trade. He supported the Bush tax cuts, voted for the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan and was the deciding vote on the Deficit Reduction Act. He vacated his congressional seat to conduct his unsuccessful campaign to represent Minnesota in the United States Senate. Kennedy is currently the director of the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management.


In January 2012, Kennedy accepted the position of Director of the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management, dedicated to educating principled leaders who help make democracy work


In 2010, he formed Chartwell Strategic Advisors LLC for providing strategic advice in addition to public speaking at business conferences, executive education programs and public affairs forums


In 2008, he established the Frontiers of Freedom Lecture Series at the Eugene J


In 2007, he was appointed to the President’s Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiation (ACTPN) which considers trade policy issues in the context of overall national interest


Kennedy's support of the War in Iraq during the 2006 U


The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 saves nearly $40 billion over five years from mandatory spending programs through slowing the growth in spending for Medicare and Medicaid, changing student loan formulas, and other measures


He voted for the Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004- a child in utero was considered a legal victim during the commission of any of the listed federal crimes of violence


He voted for the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan, a federal law enacted in 2003


He was the deciding vote in giving the President Fast track Authority to negotiate international agreements that the Congress can approve or disapprove but cannot amend or filibuster, in 2002


In 2000, he became the Republican nominee for the 2nd district and faced the four-term Democrat David Minge


He was profiled in May 1992's Institutional Investor Magazine, which featured him on its cover as one of “America's top CFOs”


As a senior executive at Federated Department Stores between 1987 and 1992, he helped the company transform to become as Macy's, the world's leading department store and the largest fashion goods retailer


Between 1983 and 1987, he worked for the Pillsbury Company, one of the world's largest producers of grain and foodstuffs, assisted their acquisition of Häagen-Dazs and arranged for financing to support their international expansion


Graduating from Pequot Lakes High School in 1975, he was the first boy in his family to attend college


Mark Raymond Kennedy was born on April 11, 1955 in Benson, Minnesota, and raised in Murdock and Pequot Lakes

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