Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Selects Nicole Shanahan as His Running Mate

April 01, 2024

Shanahan is a Silicon Valley Lawyer, Investor and Mother to a Child with Autism

Nicole Shanahan, a 38-year-old Silicon Valley lawyer and investor, was named Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s running mate in his independent presidential bid at a rally on March 26 in Oakland, CA.  If elected, Shanahan intends to address concerns over toxic exposures and chronic diseases, focusing on environmental and health research. Her interest in these issues stems from her daughter’s autism diagnosis, which led her to research chronic diseases and environmental toxins. Shanahan’s speech at the Oakland rally reflected skepticism of vaccines, concerns about chronic disease, environmental issues, and a desire to eliminate pesticides and genetically modified foods. She criticized the failures of both major parties to protect their founding values and vowed to unify and heal America. Despite being a lifelong Democrat, Shanahan has shown disillusionment with her party and has expressed support for Kennedy since he became an independent candidate.

Original New York Times Article

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