Traficant, Jr. of the Mahoning Valley, Ohio.
representing Ohio's 17th district since election in 1984 (defeated an incumbent
Republican). Serves on Transportation and Infrastructure (is ranking Democrat
on the Subcommittee on Public Buildings & Economic Development) and
||Elected Sheriff of Mahoning
County in 1980.
Director of the Mahoning
County Drug Program,1971-1981.
||Has addressed several state
Reform Party conventions and, in November 1997, spoke at the national Reform
Party's founding convention in Kansas City.
||M.S.in Counseling, Youngstown
State University,1976; M.S. in Administration, Youngstown State University,
1973; B.S. in Education, University of Pittsburgh, 1963.
Patricia Choppa; two daughters.
years old. Born May 8, 1941 in Youngstown, Ohio to James and Agnes Traficant.