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Athletes in Politics

This is a list of former professional athletes who made the jump to politics after their careers. Some off these former all-stars played major roles on and off the court impacting their communities and country in many ways. This comprehensive list included the current mayor of Sacramento and former NBA star Kevin Johnson. Another notable athlete who is now a politician is Princeton standout and former Knickerbocker and Senator Bill Bradley. Rounding out the top ten athletes who are now politicians is Republican Lynn Swann who is running for governor of Pennsylvania.

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    Jesse Ventura

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    Richard Petty

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    Died at 76 (1930-2006)

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    Died at 57 (1942-1999)

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    Died at 84 (1930-2014)

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    Judy Martz age 72

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    Died at 68 (1910-1978)

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    Died at 86 (1884-1970)

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    Died at 59 (1887-1946)

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    Died at 66 (1879-1945)

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    Greg Skrepenak age 45

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    Died at 83 (1863-1946)

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    Died at 76 (1922-1998)

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    Died at 81 (1933-2014)

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    Gary Tuttle

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    Jay Riemersma age 42

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    Walker Ancker

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