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  Grayson, Alan
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2013-01-01  
 
NameAlan Grayson
Address8419 Oak Park Road
Orlando, Florida 32819, United States
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Born March 13, 1958
Died Still Living (56 years)
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Last ModifiedPaul
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Tags Jewish - Very Liberal - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Jobs/Industrial Growth - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Environment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Labor - Divorced - Married - Judaism - Straight -
InfoAlan Mark Grayson

Alan's Background

Alan and his wife, Lolita, have five children – Skye (12), Star (8), Sage (6) and two-year-old twins, Storm and Stone.

Alan grew up in "the projects" in the Bronx. He heard the squeal of the wheels of the elevated trains, every five minutes, all day and all night. At the age of 12, he took the subway to school, by himself. At the age of 11, a bully threw him under a moving bus. He lived.

Six years later, he took the standard test for 12th graders in New York. Almost 50,000 students in the Bronx took that the same test. Alan received the highest score.

Alan was accepted to Harvard College. He cleaned toilets there, and worked as a night watchman. He graduated in three years, with high honors.

Then he went to graduate school at Harvard. In only four years, he received a law degree (with honors), he earned a master's degree in Government, and he finished the course work and passed the general examinations for a Ph.D.

After graduate school, Alan worked as a judge's assistant at the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. He worked with Judges Ginsburg, Bork, Scalia, and Starr. He then joined Judge Ginsburg's husband's law firm, where he represented government contractors.

In 1990, Alan left the practice of law, and started a new business – IDT Corp. Alan was the first President of IDT. Today, IDT is a Fortune 1000 public company, with $2 billion a year in sales. Alan took his profit from IDT, and invested it in many other small companies. Today he owns between one and ten percent of a dozen different public companies.

Twenty years ago, Alan helped to found the Alliance for Aging Research, to help promote health and a good life for older people. The motto of the Alliance is "Living to 100 – and Loving It!" Alan has served as an officer of the Alliance for two decades. He also supported the work of Arnold Palmer Hospital for many years.

In the '90s, Alan returned to the practice of law. For many years, he represented honest government contractors. Over the years since the beginning of the Bush Administration, however, he has seen the bad drive out the good. Fraud and corruption among government contractors grows and grows. The Bush Administration did nothing to recover the stolen money, protect the taxpayers, punish the thieves, or even safeguard the U.S. troops using and wearing defective equipment and supplies. And so Alan found his calling – like an Avenging Angel for the taxpayers and soldiers, he has sued the war profiteers in the name of whistleblowers, and forced them to disgorge their ill-gotten gains.


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Mar 04, 2014 05:00pm News Wife says Alan Grayson shoved her during domestic incident  Article J.R. 
Dec 09, 2013 03:00pm News Fraudster cheated Florida congressman Alan Grayson out of $18m, papers show  Article RBH 
Oct 22, 2013 10:00am News Alan Grayson Uses Cross-Burning Image In Email Comparing Tea Party To KKK  Article Scott³ 
Sep 06, 2011 04:15pm Blog Entry I Told Newt He Looks Fat [by Alan Grayson]  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Jul 11, 2011 08:30pm News Alan Grayson: 'I'm running'  Article Andy 
Jun 24, 2011 05:00pm Blog Entry Improve Green Lantern? Former Congressman Grayson has some suggestions  Article Craverguy 

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RACES
  11/06/2012 FL District 9 Won 62.52% (+25.04%)
  11/02/2010 FL - District 08 Lost 38.22% (-17.90%)
  11/04/2008 FL District 8 Won 52.01% (+4.02%)
  08/26/2008 FL District 8 - D Primary Won 48.48% (+20.97%)
  09/04/2006 FL District 8 - D Primary Lost 36.34% (-11.39%)
ENDORSEMENTS
PA District 13 - D Primary - May 20, 2014 D Daylin B. Leach
MA District 05 - Special D Primary - Oct 15, 2013 D Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.
MN District 05 - DFL Primary - Aug 14, 2012 DFL Keith Ellison
WA District 1 - Open Primary - Aug 07, 2012 D Darcy Burner
GA District 05 - D Primary - Jul 31, 2012 D John Lewis
NY District 13 - D Primary - Jun 26, 2012 D Charles B. Rangel
CA - District 02 - Open Primary - Jun 05, 2012 D Norman Solomon
CA - District 25 - Open Primary - Jun 05, 2012 D Lee Rogers
NM District 01 - D Primary - Jun 05, 2012 D Eric Griego
IL District 10 - D Primary - Mar 20, 2012 D Ilya Sheyman
IL District 2 - D Primary - Mar 20, 2012 D Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.
OH District 9 - D Primary - Mar 06, 2012 D Dennis Kucinich
FL Governor - D Primary - Aug 24, 2010 D Alex Sink
US Secretary of Health and Human Services - Apr 28, 2009 D Howard Dean
FL - District 03 - Nov 04, 2008 D Corrine Brown
FL US President - Nov 04, 2008 D Barack Obama
FL - District 13 - Nov 07, 2006 D Christine L. Jennings
MN US Senate - DFL Primary - Sep 10, 2002 DFL Paul Wellstone
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C00424713 Committee to Elect Alan Grayson $ 42358.19