Biographical Sketch of Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick

NAME: Kwame Kilpatrick.

AGE: 37 (Born June 8, 1970).

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in political science, Florida A&M; law degree from Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University.

POLITICAL CAREER: Detroit mayor, 2002-present; Michigan House, 1996-2001; minority floor leader, 1998-2000; House Democratic Leader, 2001.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Teacher in Detroit Public Schools, 1993-1997.

PARENTS: U.S. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, D-Detroit, and Bernard Kilpatrick, former chief of staff to Wayne County Executive Ed McNamara and a former county commissioner.

PERSONAL: Wife, Carlita; twin sons Jalil and Jelani and son Jonas.