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Adam Kinzinger 10 Personal Facts, Bio, Wiki
United States Representative
Born: February 27, 1978 (age 44 years), Kankakee, Illinois, United States
Education: Illinois State University (2000), Normal Community West High School (1996)
Office: Representative (R-IL 16th District) since 2013
Previous office: Representative, IL 11th District (2011–2013)
Parents: Rus Kinzinger, Betty Jo Kinzinger
Full Name: Adam Daniel Kinzinger
Date of Birth: Feb. 27, 1978 (age: 44)
Place of Birth: Kankakee, Ill.
Hometown: Bloomington, Ill.
Place of Residence: Channahon, Ill.
Previous Occupation: Military pilot
Married: Sofia Boza-Holman Kinzinger , Feb. 15, 2020 in Antigua, Guatemala
1 child: Christian Adam Kinzinger
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The Wisconsin Red Cross named Kinzinger its 2006 “Hero of the Year” for wrestling a knife-wielding man to the ground and disarming him. The man had cut the throat of a woman on a street in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Recalling the event in an interview, Kinzinger said, “The whole time it was, to me, kind of a done deal that I was going to get stabbed in the process, but I knew that this wasn’t something I could wake up to … every day with that memory that I watched her die.”
The woman survived. For this act Kinzinger also received the United States Air Force Airman’s Medal and the National Guard’s Valley Forge Cross for Heroism.
Kinzinger was ranked 5th on The Hill’s 2011 annual “50 Most Beautiful People” list, which ranks anyone who regularly works on Capitol Hill.
Kinzinger was engaged to Air Force Captain Riki Meyers, a fellow pilot, in 2011; they broke their engagement in 2012. Kinzinger became engaged to Sofia Boza-Holman, a former aide to John Boehner and aide to Vice President Mike Pence, in June 2019.
They married on February 16, 2020. Their son, Christian Adam Kinzinger, was born in January 2022.
Adam Daniel Kinzinger is an American politician serving as the U.S. representative for Illinois’s 16th congressional district. The district covers eastern Rockford, most of Rockford’s suburbs, and a swath of exurban territory around Chicago.
He is a member of the Republican Party. He is also a lieutenant colonel in the Air National Guard.
Kinzinger was first elected to Congress in 2010 from the 11th district. His district was largely merged with the 16th after the 2010 census, and Kinzinger transferred to the 16th after defeating its incumbent, Don Manzullo, in the Republican primary.
After President Donald Trump was defeated in the 2020 presidential election, Kinzinger became known for his vocal opposition to Trump’s claims of voter fraud and attempts to overturn the results.
Kinzinger was one of the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump for incitement of insurrection in his second impeachment, and one of only two Republicans to vote to create a select committee to investigate the 2021 United States Capitol attack, to which he was subsequently appointed.
On October 29, 2021, Kinzinger announced that he would not seek reelection to Congress in 2022, after redistricting placed him and another Republican incumbent in the same district.
Kinzinger was born on February 27, 1978, in Kankakee, Illinois, the son of Betty Jo, an elementary school teacher, and Rus Kinzinger, a CEO of faith-based organizations.
After spending part of his youth in Jacksonville, Florida, he was primarily raised in Bloomington, Illinois. He graduated from Normal Community West High School in 1996 and earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Illinois State University in 2000.
In 1998, while a student at Illinois State, Kinzinger ran for election as a county board member in McLean County.
He won, defeating an incumbent, and at age 20 was one of the youngest county board members in McLean County history, Kinzinger remained on the board until resigning in 2003.
Kinzinger worked as an intern for former U.S. Senator Peter Fitzgerald shortly after his graduation from Illinois State, as part of a program offered there.
Kinzinger resigned from the McLean County Board in 2003 to join the United States Air Force. He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in November 2003 and later awarded his pilot wings.
Kinzinger was initially a KC-135 Stratotanker pilot and flew missions in South America, Guam, Iraq and Afghanistan. He later switched to flying the RC-26 surveillance aircraft and was stationed in Iraq twice.
Kinzinger has served in the Air Force Special Operations Command, Air Combat Command, Air Mobility Command, and Wisconsin Air National Guard and was progressively promoted to his current rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
As part of his continued service with the Air National Guard, Kinzinger was deployed to the Mexico–United States border in February 2019 as part of efforts to maintain border security.
Kinzinger is in favor of allowing concealed carry of firearms across state lines where concealed carry is legal.
On March 11, 2021, Kinzinger was one of eight Republican representatives who voted to pass the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021.
On May 29, 2022, Kinzinger announced that he was “open to” an assault weapons ban following the 2022 Robb Elementary School shooting that killed 22 people.
In 2017, Kinzinger voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
Kinzinger opposes the Dodd–Frank Act.
Kinzinger has a 94% lifetime rating from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a business-oriented group, and a 49% lifetime rating from the Club for Growth, a conservative group, which advocates for tax cuts, lower spending, deregulation, and free trade.
Although many House Republicans previously supported elements of the America COMPETES Act of 2022, Kinzinger was the only minority member to vote for the bill, after their House leadership urged a “No” vote, holding that the bill was too weak on China.
Kinzinger opposes late-term abortion and the use of federal funds for abortion or health coverage that funds abortion.
Kinzinger was one of three Republicans to vote for H.R. 8297: Ensuring Access to Abortion Act of 2022.
Kinzinger voted for H.R. 8373: The Right to Contraception Act. This bill was designed to protect access to contraceptives and health care providers’ ability to provide contraceptives and information related to contraception.
The bill would also fund Planned Parenthood.
Kinzinger has a “C−” rating from NORML for his voting history regarding cannabis-related causes.
He supported veterans having access to medical marijuana if recommended by their Veterans Health Administration doctor if medical marijuana is legal in their states of residence.
He opposed a bill to remove marijuana from the list of scheduled substances under the Controlled Substances Act.