LANSING, MI (KAIT) - Dr. Jack Kevorkian, also known as "Dr. Death" announced this week his intentions of running for a seat in the U.S. Congress.
Kevorkian, an assisted suicide advocate, helped assist more than 130 suicide cases in his time as a doctor. He was arrested in 1998 for the assistance to the suicide of a 52-year-old man with Lou Gehrig's disease.
He was convicted of second-degree murder but was released from prison in June 2007 with parole until 2009. Although he is a convicted felon, having a felony will not keep him from running for Congress.
The Congressional requirements are that the person running for office be of age 25 and be a resident for the state they are representing.