Opinion: Dr. Death, Jack Kevorkian, seeks a House seat or else


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Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the famous Dr. Death who’s on parole from prison for helping a Michigan man with Lou Gehrig’s disease die in the 1990s, has decided to run for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives as an independent.

According to the Oakland Press, Kevorkian, who was released from prison in June after serving a prison term for second-degree murder, plans a formal announcement next week that he will seek election from Michigan’s 9th District (Oakland County), challenging Republican incumbent Jack Knollenberg.


Kevorkian was convicted in 1998 of assisting in the suicide death of Thomas Youk and has been in prison since. Getting out of prison and running for election to Congress is a reversal of the normal order of events for many federal legislators.

‘We need some honesty and sincerity instead of corrupt government in Washington,’ Kevorkian told the paper.

Kevorkian has said he assisted in the deaths of more than 100 people during the 1990s.

The ex-pathologist is required to gather 3,000 signatures on a petition in order to get on the ballot as an independent. No word on what Kevorkian will do to you if you don’t sign.

-- Andrew Malcolm