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Johanna McKinney

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Johanna McKinney
Johanna McKinney, official portrait (Carla Hills).jpg
Official portrait, June 1983
18th President of Alcenia
In office
January 20, 1979 – January 20, 1987
Vice President Ian Seidel
Preceded by Dallas C. Archer
Succeeded by Benjamin Elliston
Senator for Sidanevi
In office
January 3, 1968 – January 3, 1979
Preceded by Sterling Fulton
Succeeded by John Wahner
Mayor of Cascona, Sidanevi
In office
March 1, 1957 – December 31, 1967
Personal details
Johanna Olivia Hahn

July 3, 1925
Westing, Iluvia, Alcenia
Died March 3, 2020 (aged 94)
Jarson, Iluvia, Alcenia
Political party Conservative Democratic
Spouse(s) Norris McKinney (m. 1946)
Children 4 (including Joe McKinney)
Education Morris College

Johanna Olivia McKinney (neé Hahn; July 3, 1925 — March 3, 2020) was an Alcenian stateswoman who served as the 18th President of Alcenia between 1979 and 1987. She also served as the junior, later senior, Senator of Sidanevi between 1968 and 1979.

She was the first and currently only woman who have served as President of Alcenia, and the first woman to serve in the Alcenian Senate. During her time in politics, she promoted economic reforms dubbed McKinneyism and socially conservative policies. In the Senate, she joined a coalition of lawmakers called the "Northern Team" consisting of politicians from northern states who were opposed to the strength and dominance of labor unions in the Alcenian job market. As President, she took a hard stance against the labor unions, and signed the Restoration of Alcenian Jobs Act (RAJA) of 1980 which dissolved all federal public sector unions during the Labor Wars of the 1980s which ignited a tidal wave of controversy, ranging from public hearings, inquiries, accusations of corruption against McKinney and her administration, and ultimately ended in the Supreme Court of Alcenia finding the RAJA unconstitutional.

Socially, she promoted traditionalist conservative policies and spoke in strong opposition to birth control, which was becoming widely more available at the time she took office. She signed the Responsible Health Care Act of 1981, which she urged Congress to pass, that mandated that all oral contraceptives require a prescription. She continued the War on Drugs that had been started by her predecessor, going after cocaine producers in Keiwasta and working with Tenochtitlanese authorities in slowing the drug trade. She also went after marijuana producers further inland and directed the Department of Society to issue a report stating marijuana had no health benefits.

Her campaign for reelection in in 1982 has been considered to be among historians to be the most successful in Alcenian history. McKinney's campaign employed various strategies that were, at the time, considered novel and innovative and her performance in polling had unprecedented strength. It was also among the most tumultuous in Alcenian history when Social Republican Senator Maverick Kron accused McKinney's campaign of voter intimidation, specifically against Hispanic-Alcenians. This prompted an investigation by the House of Commons which heard testimony from over 30 witnesses supporting the allegations against the president. With only four months before the election, McKinney became the first president to be impeached by the House of Commons on the charges of voter intimidation and election interference. The Senate, at the time controlled by the Conservative Democrats, refused to try the case until the election had concluded, which the House majority leadership said was a dereliction of its constitutional duties. The issue went to the Supreme Court, which decided in a 5-4 decision that the Senate must try impeachment cases within a "reasonable time" and that four months until after the election was within this frame. McKinney went on to defeat Social Republican candidate Cooper Putnam in a landslide victory despite the impeachment proceedings against her, winning a majority in every state, a feat no other candidate has accomplished since.

After her win in 1982, her impeachment trial began the following year, her party having lost control of the Senate. After fifteen days of proceedings, the Senate voted 12-10 to convict, three votes short of the 15 needed to remove her from office. She remains the only president to have been impeached.

Born to a middle-class family in Westing, Iluvia, McKinney entered politics at the age of 26 after earning a degree in sociology and history at Morris College in Cascona, Sidanevi. She garnered attention in her community for organizing a coalition of parents in opposition to intoxicated driving and successfully pressured state police to begin erecting checkpoints along major thoroughfares. Frustrated at the choice of conservative candidates at the time in her home state, McKinney decided to run for public office after several years as a stay-at-home mother. In 1957, she became the first female mayor of Cascona, Sidanevi at the age of 32. She held that office until being elected the junior Senator for Sidanevi. She remains a controversial figure to this day. To her supporters, she is an icon of conservatism who ushered in a golden age of Alcenian history. To her critics, she was an authoritarian, regressive, and racist who committed various humans rights abuses while in office.

She died on March 3, 2020 at the age of 94.

Early life

Early career



First term

Second term