Cynthia McKinney Biography
Cynthia McKinney (born Cynthia Ann McKinney) is an American political and assistant professor at North South University, Bangladesh.
As a member of the Domestic Party, Cynthia served six terms in the United States House of Representatives. Cynthia was the first African American woman elected to represent Georgia in the House. She left the Democratic Party and ran in 2008 as the presidential candidate of the Green Party of the United States.
Cynthia ran the Vice President in 2020 after the Green Party of Alaska formally nominated her and draft-nominated Jesse Ventura for President. In the 1992 election, she was elected in Georgia’s newly re-created 11th District and was re-elected in 1994.
Cynthia McKinney Age and Birthday
She is 66 years as of 2021. Cynthia was born on the 17th of March, 1955, in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. She celebrates her birthday on the 17th of March every year.
Cynthia McKinney Height and Weight
McKinney stands at an average height and is of moderate weight. She however appears to be quite tall in stature in her posts relative to her surroundings. Her exact body measurements are currently under review and will be updated as soon as available.
Cynthia McKinney Family, Parents, and Siblings
McKinney was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the daughter of Leola McKinney, a retired nurse, and Billy McKinney, a law enforcement officer and former Georgia State Representative. She was exposed to the Civil Rights movement through her father, an activist who regularly participated in the demonstrations across the south.
As a police officer, he challenged the discriminatory policies of the Atlanta Police Department, publicly protesting in front of the station, often carrying young Cynthia attributes her father’s election victory, after several failed attempts, to the passage of the Voting Rights Act, which provided for federal oversight and enforcement of voting.
Cynthia McKinney Husband and Children
Cynthia was married to Coy Grandison. The two however divorced in 1990 and had one child, Coy McKinney.
Cynthia McKinney Education and Career
She earned a Bachelor of Arts in international relations from the University of Southern California and an M.A in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law at Tufts University. Prior to entering politics, she worked as a high school teacher.
As a member of the Democratic Party, she served six terms in the United States House of Representatives. She was the first African American woman elected to represent Georgia in the House. She left the Democratic Party and ran in 2008 as the presidential candidate of the Green Party of the United States. She ran for Vice-President in 2020 after the Green Party of Alaska formally nominated her and draft-nominated Jesse Ventura for President.
In the 1992 election, McKinney was elected in Georgia’s newly re-created 11th District and was re-elected in 1994. When her district was redrawn and renumbered due to the Supreme Court of the United States ruling in Miller v. Johnson, McKinney was elected from the new 4th District in the 1996 election.
She was re-elected twice more without substantive opposition. McKinney was defeated by Denise Majette in the 2002 Democratic primary. Her defeat was attributed to some Republican crossover voting in Georgia’s open primary election, which permits anyone from any party to vote in any party primary and “usually rewards moderate candidates and penalizes those outside the mainstream.”
After her 2002 loss, McKinney traveled and gave speeches, and served as a commissioner in 9/11 Citizens Watch. On October 26, 2004, she was among 100 Americans and 40 family members of those who were killed on 9/11 who signed the 9/11 Truth Movement statement, calling for new investigations into unexplained aspects of the 9/11 events.
McKinney was re-elected to the House in November 2004, following her successor’s run for Senate. In Congress, she unsuccessfully tried to unseal FBI records on the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and the murder of Tupac Shakur. She continued to criticize the Bush Administration over the 9/11 attacks.
She supported anti-war legislation and introduced articles of impeachment against President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. She was defeated by Hank Johnson in the 2006 Democratic primary. On March 29, 2006, in the Capitol Hill police incident, she struck a Capitol Hill Police officer for stopping her to ask for identification.
She left the Democratic Party in September 2007. Members of the Green Party had attempted to recruit McKinney for their ticket in both 2000 and 2004. She eventually sought and won the Green Party nomination in the 2008 presidential election receiving 161,797 votes (0.12% of the votes cast nationwide).
Cynthia McKinney Net Worth
Information in this section is currently under review and will be updated as soon as it has been made available.