Rep. Jim Traficant

House Office


James A. Traficant, Jr. of the Mahoning Valley, Ohio.
Current Democratic Congressman representing Ohio's 17th district since election in 1984 (defeated an incumbent Republican). Serves on Transportation and Infrastructure (is ranking Democrat on the Subcommittee on Public Buildings & Economic Development) and Science Committees.
Career Elected Sheriff of Mahoning County in 1980.
Director of the Mahoning County Drug Program,1971-1981.
Activities Has addressed several state Reform Party conventions and, in November 1997, spoke at the national Reform Party's founding convention in Kansas City.
Education Counseling, Youngstown State University,1976; M.S. in Administration, Youngstown State University, 1973; B.S. in Education, University of Pittsburgh, 1963.
Family Wife, Patricia Choppa; two daughters.
Religion Roman Catholic.
Age 58 years old. Born May 8, 1941 in Youngstown, Ohio to James and Agnes Traficant.