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Dennis Kucinich Clears Out of Lakewood

The US Congressman finished his last term, after redistricting — then Rep. Marci Kaptur — ousted him from the post. But the building on Detroit Avenue won’t be vacant for too long.

Bundled-up employees from an area moving company braved freezing winds on Wednesday to haul countless boxes and office furniture out of the space most-recently occupied by US Rep. Dennis Kucinich.

The former congressman has occupied the space at 14400 Detroit Avenue since 1997 when he began the first of his six terms in the 10th Congressional District.

At the end of December, Kucinich finished his last term.

Redistricting pitted Kucinich against long-time representative Marci Kaptur, who beat him in the newly drawn North Coast district.

He wasn't at the office on Wednesday afternoon. He was giving his final speech on the floor of 112th Congress.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve our nation together in our mutual pursuit of truth and understanding,” Kucinich said in a recent email. “While I will not be returning to the 113th session of the House of Representatives, I will continue to be active.”

It’s not yet known what’s next for the well-known Northeast Ohio politician.

A Kucinich staffer said that there “should be some news in the next couple months.”

The owner of Plantation Home, the high-end home furnishings store across the street, recently announced plans to open a second business in the location of the Kucinich office.

Cotton is expected to open by April.

maggie j robinson January 03, 2013 at 03:22 PM
WOW great news from Plantation, Keep Lakewood looking GOOD!!!
Alexandra January 03, 2013 at 07:45 PM
I will not put the man down, as a Republican, I credit the man for his integrity and his modest lifestyle. For a.man who lived in cars growing up he certaintly made something of himself. Take a bow Congressman.
ian king January 04, 2013 at 04:32 AM
THANKS CONGRESSMAN KUCINICH for all your years of service - a true original and hero to many! For someone who tries to live his life guided by his beliefs, he is a modern day Profile in Courage! Best of luck to you and your family!
pam ghaster January 04, 2013 at 01:43 PM
Sorry to see him go. My neighbor who passed away this Betty Wilson Skrymoski just adored him she was born September 7, 1922. I will miss them both. -pam ghaster
karen bauman January 14, 2013 at 04:09 PM
We will really miss Dennis! But I'm sure he'll keep working for the public good, as one of the few honest men left in public life.

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