Stork was born in Gainesville, Florida and grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and moved to New York City, where he became a salesman for Campbell Laboratories. Stork successfully landed Campbell's flagship product, the Herpecin cold sore remedy, on the shelves of Wal-Mart, which won him a promotion to chief operating officer. He briefly became president of the company in 1995 following the death of its founder; the company was then liquidated in keeping with the founder's will.
Stork then moved to Wilton Manors, Florida; where he opened Stork's Cafe and Bakery. The restaurant became popular after its opening in 1997, and Stork became a popular figure in the city's large gay community. He was elected mayor of Wilton Manors in 2002, succeeding John Fiore. Wilton Manors thus became the first city in the United States to elect two consecutive openly gay mayors.
Stork announced his candidacy for Congress in 2004, running as the Democratic nominee against seven-term incumbent Clay Shaw. Stork raised more than $1 million from over 9000 contributors, and was poised to give Shaw only his third credible challenge ever. However, Stork was forced to drop out of the race in August 2004 due to a problematic heart condition.
Photo Credit: Miami Herald. Ron Ansin, Tony Timiraos, Jim Stork and Peter Pileski
Jim Stork (born November 3, 1966) is an American businessman and politician from Florida. Stork became romantic partners with Ronald Ansin, a well-known Bostonian philanthropist, Democratic fundraiser, and brother of billionaire Edmund Ansin in 2002. The couple is very well known nationwide for their support of various social and political causes. Stork announced his candidacy for Congress in 2004, but was forced to drop out of the race in August 2004 due to a problematic heart condition.
For People, Not For Profit: A History of Fenway Health's First Forty Years by Thomas Martorelli
Paperback: 356 pages
Publisher: AuthorHouse (June 12, 2012)
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Thomas Martorelli's For People, Not for Profit tells the story of Fenway Health's growth from a small, volunteer-run walk-in clinic to an international leader into an international leader in care and research for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and people living with HIV/AIDS. It is also the story of the tremendous societal changes that drove and affected that growth. The community activism and volunteer collectives of the 1970s; the devastation of the HIV/AIDS epidemic which emerged in the 1980s; the LGBT civil rights movement that gained strength and momentum through the 1990s; and the advances in research and advocacy that have brought so many health care and civil rights victories in the 2000s - it's all there. At the same time, Martorelli tells us Fenway's story through the voices of the people who were and are still a part of this incredible organization - from the early ups and downs through Fenway's growth into one of the largest LGBT health organizations in the world.
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