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Caroline Killeen

Caroline Pettinato Killeen
Born 1926
Nationality American
Occupation United States activist, perennial political candidate, nature lobbyist, former nun
Known for running in the United States presidential race on a pro-marijuana platform

Caroline Pettinato Killeen (born 1926) is an American activist, perennial political candidate, self-proclaimed nature lobbyist,[1] and former nun.[2] She ran as a United States presidential candidate and officially qualified for the ballot in the New Hampshire primary in 2008[3] as a Democrat; she previously ran in 2004, 1996, 1992 and 1976.[3][4] She ran on a pro-marijuana platform[3] and is an advocate for energy conservation. Killeen has also run for various offices in Arizona. She ran for Mayor of Tucson in 1983, receiving 11 votes.[5]

Killeen has biked across the U.S. several times to raise awareness of environmental and anti-nuclear issues.[2][6] She has also advocated drug legalization.[7]


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  3. ^ a b c The Washington Post: Clinton and Giuliani Take Obama to Task
  4. ^ MTV Choose or lose 2004: Born In The U.S.A.? You Can Run For President — Here's How
  5. ^ Prescott Daily Courier: Murphy easily wins 4th term as Tucson mayor
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