Kendrick Meek, the four-term Democratic congressman from Florida's 17th Congressional District, is running for the Senate against Republican-turned-independent Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and tea-party-backed Republican Marco Rubio. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates in 2010, here are some answers to frequently asked questions about Meek's life.
Is Kendrick Meek married?
Who is Kendrick Meek's wife?
Meek's wife is Leslie Dixon Meek.
How old is Kendrick Meek's wife?
Leslie Meek is 45 years old. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on May 9, 1965.
What does Kendrick Meek's wife do for a living?
Leslie Meek is an administrative judge in Washington, D.C. In that capacity, she hears cases about workers-compensation cases. Previously, she was
an assistant state attorney under Janet Reno. She currently also chairs
the Congressional Black Caucus Spouses, a group that organizes charitable work such as college scholarships.
How long have Kendrick Meek and his wife been married?
Kendrick Meek and Leslie Dixon Meek have been married for 19 years.
How and when did Kendrick Meek meet his wife?
Kendrick Meek met
Leslie Dixon when he was a state trooper and she was an assistant state's attorney. They were introduced by a mutual acquaintance, a judge, who told them to go out to lunch together. Dixon resisted the idea (supposedly because she didn't like the fact that he carried a gun), but after a long phone conversation, the couple agreed to go out to dinner together in Miami. They were engaged four months later.
Were either Kendrick Meek or his wife married before?
No, this is the first marriage for both.
Does Kendrick Meek have any children?
Meek and his wife have two children. Kendrick Junior is 13 and Lauren 15. The Meek children traveled
with their father on the campaign trail over the summer, and the campaign posts photos of them on its Flickr
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