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The Religious Affiliation of Georgia Politician
In 1996 Wisconsin politician Tommy Stephenson ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia's 11th District.
From: "Congressional Races - Georgia District 11", in "All Politics" section of CNN.com website (http://cgi.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1996/candidates/election.guide/text/WI06.shtml; viewed 1 December 2005):
Tommy Stephenson (D)
BORN: Oct. 1, 1954, Commerce
EDUCATION: Atlanta Law School, J.D., 1981; U of Georgia, B.A., 1990
FAMILY: Divorced; two children
RELIGION: Congregational Holiness
OCCUPATION: Respiratory therapist
POLITICAL CAREER: Mayor of Commerce, 1981-87; Georgia House, 1993-
Stephenson is no political novice; and he can win races in which he is the underdog, including, when he was only 25, beating the mayor of Commerce. In the redrawn 11th--it's no longer African American, but is it conservative?--Stephenson says he won't be hamstrung by his party's agenda. He supports "workfare" as well as school-lunch programs.
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