8 Former Athletes Achieve Political Office in Tuesday's Election

Napoleon Harris

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BOSTON (WBZ-AM) — Many professional athletes have found post playing careers in political office, such as Bill Bradley, Dave Bing, Jim Bunning, Jesse Ventura.

This year, nine former athletes ran for office yesterday, including — once identified as — receiver Anthony Gonzalez, linebackers Napoleon Harris and Colin Allred, tight end Clint Didier, safety Aaron Rouse, outfielder Adam Greenberg, infielders Jesse White and Frank White, and wrestler Jim Jordan.

Greenberg is the only one to have lost his election.

Gonzalez spent a few months in the 2012 off season the Patriots, but now he is part of the House of Representatives in Ohio in the 16th Congressional District.

Jordan won another term for Ohio’s 4th District. Allred unseated incumbent Pete Sessions in Texas’ 32nd District. Didier ran for the fifth time and won election to the Franklin County Commission in Washington. Rouse won a position on the Virginia Beach city council. Harris won the 15th District seat on the Illinois Senate. Jesse White was reelected as Illinois Secretary of State. And, Frank White was elected as Jackson County Executive in Missouri.

WBZ NewsRadio1030’s Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports

 

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