John Hall elected at the House of Congress for the Democratic Party.
Congrats to our good friend John Hall (from the band Orleans) who has just been elected at the House Of Congress (New York District 19) in The USA and won:
John Hall (Democratic challenger): 51 % (86 491 votes),
Sue Kelly (Republic incumbent): 49 % (90 019 votes).
More details at his website John Hall For Congress.
In the seventies, John Hall became active in the anti-nuclear movement, in environmental issues and co-founded Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) concerts and helped to coordinate the famous "No Nukes" event at Madison Square Garden (with The Doobie Brothers, Jackson Browne, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Jame Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Carly Simon, Nicolette Larson, Tom Petty...).
Since then, John Hall has continued working for alternative energy and environmental causes. His musical group at the time, the John Hall Band, released two albums, after which John Hall released a number of solo albums, the latest being the infectious and well-received Rock Me on the Water in 2005. During the 80's and 90's, Hall also wrote songs for other artists and reunited with Orleans in 1990, 1996, 2000 and 2003.
In late October 2004, John Hall publicly protested the use of the Orleans hit song, "Still the One," by the Bush presidential campaign at its campaign events. Since the Bush campaign had never received permission to use the song, it agreed not to play the song again.
John Hall is a member of the Classic Rock band Orleans. We are proud to have such a new representative at the House Of Congress. And at this present time, we also have congrats thoughts to his family: Pamela and Sofi, and music friends and partners.
(Picture: John Hall with Jackson Browne, Jackson Browne Fundraiser Weekend).