Adam Kinzinger Biography
Adam Kinzinger is an American politician and the U.S House Representative for Illinois’s 16th congressional district also is a member of the Republican Party.
Kinzinger was first elected to Congress in 2010, 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 was born on February 27, 1978, in Kankakee, Illinois United States of America.
Adam Kinzinger Career
While studying at Illinois State University, he vied for an election as a County Board member in McLean County, Illinois in 1998. He won and became one of the youngest serving county board members in McLean County history. He served the board until the year 2003 when he resigned.
After his graduation, he worked as an intern for former U.S. Senator Peter Fitzgerald as part of a program granted there. In the year 2003, Kinzinger joined the United States Air Force and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in November 2003. He was later awarded his pilot wings.
Initially, he was a KC-135 Stratotanker pilot and flew missions in South America, Guam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Later on, Kinzinger shifted to flying the RC-26 surveillance aircraft and was posted in Iraq twice. In February 2019, he was deployed to the US/Mexico border as part of efforts to maintain border security.
Adam Kinzinger Salary
Kinzinger earns an estimated salary of $174,000 yearly.
Adam Kinzinger Net Worth
Kinzinger’s net worth is estimated to be between $1 million and $5 million dollars.
Adam Kinzinger Height and Weight
Adam stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches and has an average body weight.
Adam Kinzinger Family
Kinzinger is the son of Betty Jo, an elementary school teacher, and Rus Kinzinger, a CEO of two faith-based organizations. He grew up alongside his two siblings.
Adam Kinzinger Wife
Kinzinger is married to his wife Sofia Boza-Holman, a former aide to John Boehner and aide to Vice President Mike Pence. The couple married on February 16, 2020. Kinzinger became engaged to Sofia Boza-Holman in June 2019.
Kinzinger was engaged to a fellow pilot, Air Force Captain Riki Meyers in 2011. However, the engagement was called off in 2012 and the two never revealed the actual reason as to why they called off their engagement.
Adam Kinzinger Education
Kinzinger attended Normal Community West High School where he graduated in 1996. He later attended Illinois State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in the year 2000.
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 chose to run in Illinois’ 11th congressional district, held by Democratic U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson. In May 2009, Adam began to campaign full time after he came back 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 as well as a 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.