Adam Kinzinger Biography
Adam Kinzinger (Adam Daniel Kinzinger) is the U.S Representative for Illinois’s 16th congressional district and is a member of the Republican Party.
Adam was first elected to Congress in 2010, after winning the election to represent Illinois’s 11th congressional district.
He was later re-elected to Congress in 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018 to represent Illinois’s 16th congressional district.
Adam Kinzinger Age
Adam is 41 years old as of 2019. He was born on February 27, 1978.
Adam Kinzinger Family
Adam was born in 1978 to Betty Jo, an elementary school teacher, and Rus Kinzinger, a CEO of faith-based organizations. He grew up in Bloomington, Illinois and graduated from Normal Community West High School in 1996 and earned a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University in 2000.
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Adam Kinzinger Wife | Adam Kinzinger Riki Meyers
Adam is not married yet. He was in 2011 engaged to a fellow pilot, Air Force Captain Riki Meyers. However, the engagement was called off in 2012 and the two never revealed the actual reason as to why the called off their engagement.
Adam Kinzinger Height
Adam’s exact height is not yet known. It is, however, good to note that he has an impressive height.
Adam Kinzinger Election
Adam, in January 2009, met Republican U.S. Congressmen Mike Pence, Mark Kirk, and Peter Roskam to discuss a possible run for Congress and decided to run in Illinois’ 11th congressional district, held by Democratic U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson.
In May 2009, Adam started campaigning full time after he returned home from his 3rd tour in Iraq.
In the early autumn, across the 11th congressional district, Adam held eight town halls that were attended by nearly 2,000 people. Adam was endorsed by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and on February 2, 2010, Kinzinger won the five-candidate Republican primary with 64% of the vote. In the general election, he was endorsed by the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times and on November 2, 2010, Kinzinger defeated Halvorson 57%–43%.
In 2014, in the Republican primary, Adam faced David Hale, a nurse, and founder of the Rockford Tea Party and Adam won with 78% of the vote.
Later in the general election, he faced Democratic nominee Randall Olsen and Adam won with 71% of the vote.
In 2016, during the Republican primary, Adam won with 100% of the vote and also, no 100% of the vote.
Later in 2018, Adam defeated Democratic challenger Sara Dady with 59.1 percent of the vote and he was left as the only Republican representing a district north of Peoria.
Adam Kinzinger Net Worth
Adam’s net worth is under review but as of 2015, he had a net worth of $358, 001.
Adam Kinzinger Committees
Committee on Energy and Commerce
- Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade
- Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
- Subcommittee on Energy and Power
Committee on Foreign Affairs
- Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa
- Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade
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U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger and his national guard unit are deployed to U.S.-Mexico border
U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who is also a pilot with the Air National Guard, has been deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border along with his unit, the Illinois congressman’s office said Tuesday.
The Republican congressman from Illinois was deployed to the southern border earlier this week, according to his spokeswoman Maura Gillespie.
Kinzinger, 40, who holds the rank of lieutenant colonel, served in the Air Force prior to being elected in 2010.
“Earlier this week, Congressman Kinzinger was deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border with his Air National Guard unit, and is serving on active duty in his capacity as Lieutenant Colonel,” Gillespie said in a statement. “As with his previous border missions while elected, the Congressman will stay within the United States.”
It’s unclear exactly where Kinzinger, 40, was deployed, but troops from dozens of units around the country have been dispatched to the border as part of President Trump’s push to beef up surveillance and repair concertina wiring along the border.
Prior to being elected to Congress, Kinzinger served in the Air Force in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Kinzinger’s offices in Washington and Illinois will remain open while he is deployed, Gillespie said.
With his deployment, Kinzinger will miss Thursday’s scheduled vote on a spending package that includes $1.375 billion in funding for 55 miles of fencing along the U.S. border with Mexico. That amount is far less than the $5.7 billion Trump demanded. Leaders of both parties have urged their colleagues to back the bill. Lawmakers face a Friday deadline to approve a spending bill or face another government shutdown.