Patrick J. Kennedy

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Patrick Joseph Kennedy II (born July 14, 1967) is an American politician and mental health advocate.wikipedia
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Ted Kennedy

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A member of the Kennedy family, he is the youngest son of the long-time Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy and is a nephew of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy. He is the youngest of three children born to Senator Edward Moore Kennedy Sr. (1932–2009) and musician/socialite/former model Virginia Joan Kennedy, née Bennett (born 1936).
He was the youngest brother of John F. Kennedy—the 35th President of the United States—and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, both victims of assassination, and the father of Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy.

Kennedy family

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A member of the Kennedy family, he is the youngest son of the long-time Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy and is a nephew of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy.
At least one Kennedy family member served in federal elective office in every year from 1947, when P.J. Kennedy's grandson, John F. Kennedy, became a member of Congress from Massachusetts; to 2011, when P.J. Kennedy's great-grandson, Patrick J. Kennedy, retired as a member of Congress from Rhode Island, a span of 64 years.

2010 United States House of Representatives elections

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After he chose not to seek re-election in 2010 and left office the following year, it was the first time that there were no members of the Kennedy family holding office in the United States Congress or as President since 1947.
: Patrick J. Kennedy: Retired to "[take] a new direction."

Kara Kennedy

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His sister Kara (1960–2011) was a television and film producer, while his brother Ted Jr. (born 1961), is a lawyer and member of the Connecticut State Senate.
Her siblings were Edward Moore Kennedy, Jr. (born 1961), and Patrick Joseph Kennedy II (born 1967).

Edward M. Kennedy Jr.

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His sister Kara (1960–2011) was a television and film producer, while his brother Ted Jr. (born 1961), is a lawyer and member of the Connecticut State Senate.
He is the brother of Kara (1960-2011) and Patrick J. Kennedy (born 1967).

Joan Bennett Kennedy

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He is the youngest of three children born to Senator Edward Moore Kennedy Sr. (1932–2009) and musician/socialite/former model Virginia Joan Kennedy, née Bennett (born 1936).
Joan had three children with Ted Kennedy: Kara Kennedy (1960–2011), Edward M. Kennedy Jr. (Ted Jr.) (b. 1961), and Patrick J. Kennedy (b. 1967).

P. J. Kennedy

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Patrick was named after his paternal great-grandfather, businessman and politician P. J. Kennedy (1858–1929).
Ted Kennedy, youngest son of Joseph, named his younger son Patrick (born 1967) to honor P. J. Kennedy.

Advocates for Opioid Recovery

In 2016, Kennedy founded Advocates for Opioid Recovery together with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Van Jones, a former domestic policy adviser to President Barack Obama.
Advocates for Opioid Recovery (AOR) is an advocacy group founded by Former Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Van Jones, a former domestic policy adviser to former United States President Barack Obama.

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He was re-elected seven times, serving from January 3, 1995, to January 3, 2011 (the 104th to 111th Congresses).
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He is also co-founder of Smart Approaches to Marijuana, established in 2013 with Kevin Sabet and David Frum, an anti-legalization group.
With Patrick J. Kennedy, Sabet co-founded Smart Approaches to Marijuana in Denver in January, 2013.

Smart Approaches to Marijuana

He is also co-founder of Smart Approaches to Marijuana, established in 2013 with Kevin Sabet and David Frum, an anti-legalization group.
SAM was founded in 2013, by former Congressman Patrick Kennedy (D-Rhode Island), former White House drug policy adviser Kevin Sabet, senior editor of The Atlantic David Frum and a group of Colorado-based health professionals in response to the successful 2012 marijuana legalization initiatives in Colorado and Washington.

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Patrick Kennedy was born in Brighton, Massachusetts.
Patrick J. Kennedy, former U.S. Congressman for Rhode Island's 1st district

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From 1995 to 2011, he served as a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Rhode Island's 1st congressional district.

104th United States Congress

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He was re-elected seven times, serving from January 3, 1995, to January 3, 2011 (the 104th to 111th Congresses).
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Providence College

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Kennedy graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, (1986) and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island, (1991).
Former United States Representative from Rhode Island Patrick J. Kennedy, the son of former United States Senator Ted Kennedy, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1991.

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In 2016, Kennedy founded Advocates for Opioid Recovery together with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Van Jones, a former domestic policy adviser to President Barack Obama.
Gingrich founded Advocates for Opioid Recovery together with former Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy and Van Jones, a former domestic policy adviser to President Barack Obama.

1994 United States House of Representatives elections

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Kennedy campaigned for the seat being vacated by U.S. Representative Ronald Machtley (who was retiring) in the 1994 Rhode Island 1st congressional district election.

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

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He was a founder of the Rhode Island Chapter of the National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse and chaired the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for two years (1999-2001).

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In 2016, Kennedy founded Advocates for Opioid Recovery together with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Van Jones, a former domestic policy adviser to President Barack Obama.
Jones founded Advocates for Opioid Recovery together with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Rep.Patrick J. Kennedy.

Ronald Machtley

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Kennedy campaigned for the seat being vacated by U.S. Representative Ronald Machtley (who was retiring) in the 1994 Rhode Island 1st congressional district election.

Mental Health Parity Act

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He was a chief sponsor of one of the major pieces of legislation of 2008, the Mental Health Parity Act, a bill requiring most group health plans to provide coverage for the treatment of mental illnesses which is no less restrictive than coverage provided for physical illnesses.

David Cicilline

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On February 13, 2010, Cicilline announced his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives following the retirement of Patrick J. Kennedy.

Paul Wellstone

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He also received the Society for Neuroscience — Public Service Award (2002), Eli Lilly and Company 2003 Helping Move Lives Forward Reintegration Award, American Psychoanalytic Association 2003 President's Award, American Psychiatric Association Alliance award (2003), and the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance — Paul Wellstone Mental Health Award (2003).
It was sponsored by Representatives Patrick Kennedy (D-Rhode Island) and Representative Jim Ramstad, (R-Minnesota), both of whom are recovering alcoholics.

Zolpidem

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According to Kennedy, he was disoriented from the prescription medications Ambien and Phenergan.
U.S. Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy says that he was using Zolpidem (Ambien) and Phenergan when caught driving erratically at 3 am.