The Religious Affiliation of Politician
Michigan politician John Pappageorge ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996.
From: "Congressional Races - Michigan District 12", in "All Politics" section of CNN.com website (http://cgi.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1996/candidates/election.guide/text/MI12.shtml; viewed 1 December 2005):
John Pappageorge (R)
BORN: July 19, 1931, Detroit
EDUCATION: U.S. Military Academy, West Point, B.S., 1954; U of Maryland, M.A., 1971
FAMILY: Widowed; two children
RELIGION: Greek Orthodox
MILITARY: Army, 1954-84
OCCUPATION: State Department official; defense-industry executive
POLITICAL CAREER: Oakland City board of commissioners, 1989-93; Republican nominee for U.S. House, 1992, 1994; vice chairman, state Republican Party, 1995
Pappageorge, in his third consecutive run against Sander Levin, claims to have over 12,000 campaign volunteers--"the largest [army of volunteers] of any congressional candidate." He supports the main G.O.P. fiscal measures, opposes abortion except in cases of rape, incest or endangerment of the mother's life, and is against gays in the military.
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