By Charles W. Carey
This quantity summarizes the lives and political careers of greater than a hundred and eighty vital African americans keen on politics. Entries current easy biographical facts and concentrate on what the individual did that was once very important whereas she or he held (or ran for) workplace.
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In the 2004 election, he continued to serve as secretary of state while also acting as a chair of Bush’s reelection campaign in Ohio. In the tight race, Bush won Ohio by a margin of only about 2 percent of the vote. Blackwell was subsequently named in a flood of lawsuits charging that minority voters in the state had been disenfranchised in an effort to manipulate the election’s outcome. Despite the criticism of his behavior during the 2004 election, Blackwell remained secretary of state even after he announced that he would run for governor in 2006, meaning that he would oversee an election in which he was a candidate.
Although his first year as mayor deflated the high hopes of some supporters, Booker has since restored much of his sagging popularity. For instance, he was praised for pushing for new police procedures, which many Newark residents have credited with creating a 30 percent drop in the city’s murder rate in 2008. This record helped Bosley, Freeman Booker easily win reelection in May 2010 with 59 percent of the vote. Booker’s energy and charisma have also continued to attract positive media attention, suggesting that he will have a long career in the politics of New Jersey and perhaps beyond.
In 1982, he decided to run for office himself; that same year he was elected clerk of the city circuit court, a position he held for 10 years. In this position, he supervised 200 employees and managed an annual budget of $35 million. In 1985, Bosley helped his father run for mayor of St. Louis. Both Bosleys were concerned about the future of St. Louis; like most cities in the 1980s, it was losing much of its population and jobs to the surrounding suburbs while its downtown and lowincome neighborhoods were deteriorating.
African-American Political Leaders by Charles W. Carey