Jack Shepard, who lives in Rome and is suspected of several crimes including arson, is running for Congress again as a Republican in Minnesota’s Fourth District. Shepard made news in 2004 when Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer booted him off the 2004 primary ballot because she believed he was a fugitive felon, something Shepard denies. The Minnesota Supreme Court put Shepard back on the primary ballot. He eventually lost to Republican candidate Patrice Bataglia. DFLer Betty McCollum currently holds the seat.
The Pioneer Press’ Pat Sweeney reported in 2004 that “Hennepin County authorities said they believe the candidate is a former Minneapolis dentist who had already been convicted of criminal sexual conduct and drug possession when he was accused of arson in 1982.
If you’re interested, Shepard has a website. He’s calling for world peace.