- Date of Birth:
- May 14, 1950
Jill Stein (born Jill Ellen Stein in Chicago, Illinois on May 14, 1950) is an American physician and politician, who is currently the U.S. Green Party’s nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 elections. After graduating magna cum laude from Harvard University, and then entering the university’s rigorous medical program in 1979, Jill began practicing medicine at the medical center at Simmons College. In 2005, Jill retired from her practice and began teaching medicine until 2006. Following her medical career, Jill decided to pursue a career in politics, where she ran for a number of positions in Massachusetts, including House of Representatives in 2004 and Secretary of the Commonwealth in 2006. Jill also made a run for President in 2012. She finished the election with only 1% of the vote, but made a historic move for women in politics. In June 2016, she announced that she would begin her second campaign for president. Polls show that she has 7% of the vote, finishing in last behind Libertarian candidate, Gary Johnson.
Best Known For:
Jill Stein is best known for running for President of the United States under the Green Party in 2012 and again in 2016. Her points on the legalization of marijuana and the negative affects of Wi-FI have gotten her a lot of press.
Jill Stein is married to Richard Porter. They have two sons together, Ben and Noah.