Justin Jeffre

Justin Jeffre

Active public figure, former member of the group '98 Degrees'
Date of Birth: 25.02.1973
Country: USA

Biography of Justin Jeffre

Justin Jeffre is a former member of the group '98 Degrees' and currently an active public figure. He was born on February 25, 1973, in Mount Clemens, Michigan. '98 Degrees' was initially formed as an independent vocal group, but in the mid-1990s, its members signed a recording contract with 'Motown' company. Alongside Justin, the group consisted of Jeff Timmons and brothers Nick and Drew Lachey. During its existence, the group released four albums, all of which eventually became platinum. Their debut album, released in July 1997, was self-titled '98 Degrees' and included hits like 'The Hardest Thing' and 'I Do (Cherish You)'. The following albums were titled 'This Christmas' and 'Revelation', released in late 1998 and fall 2000, respectively. In mid-2002, the group released a compilation of their best songs called 'The Degrees Collection'. Since its release, more than 10 million copies of this album have been sold worldwide.

Justin Jeffre

In 2003, Justin appeared as a guest on the television show 'Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica', organized by his '98 Degrees' partner Nick Lachey and his wife Jessica Simpson. After the group decided to disband, Justin moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, and actively became involved in the city's public life. Shortly after, together with activists Jason Haap and Michael Patton, Justin launched a blog called 'Cincinnati Beacon'. The blog featured video interviews with local politicians, investigative journalism, breaking city news, and alternative opinions from citizens. By 2008, the blog had evolved into a political multimedia project, and its organizers started publishing a monthly print edition compiled from the blog's most interesting materials.

Justin Jeffre

Justin Jeffre is a member of the Ohio Orange Party and an active member of the Green Party in the southwest part of Ohio. He first ran for office in 2005 as a candidate for mayor of the city. In his campaign, Justin decided not to use television, print, or radio advertising, relying instead on the impact of public speeches. When the primary election results were announced and Justin received only 708 votes (1.7%) and placed fifth out of seven candidates, he realized he had made a mistake.

Justin Jeffre

In 2007, he ran as a candidate for Cincinnati City Council after his candidacy was approved by local representatives of the Green Party. On the day of the election, Justin received 12% of the votes. However, due to election rules that allow each voter to choose nine candidates, the recount showed that he received only 1.71% of the total votes. The percentage of votes for winning candidates ranged from 7.83% to 5.41%. After his defeat in the city council election, Justin posted critical materials on 'Cincinnati Beacon' questioning the observance of election procedures and the accuracy of the vote recount.

Justin Jeffre

In March 2008, Justin Jeffre filed an official complaint with the Ohio Department of Education, claiming that state-sanctioned graduation tests did not comply with the guiding principles outlined in the Ohio Administrative Code. During the 2008 presidential elections, Justin was elected as an assistant to presidential candidate Ralph Nader. His responsibilities included personally delivering petitions in support of Nader to the capital of Arizona.

Currently, Justin is widely known for his work in promoting reforms through media and active participation in civil and political events in the country.

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