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Kevin Kinney officially files for re-election

OXFORD –Kevin Kinney filed his official candidacy papers to run for re-election in Iowa Senate District 39.
District 39 includes all of Keokuk County; most of Washington County; and portions of western and southern Johnson County, including the communities of Swisher, Shueyville, Oxford, North Liberty, Tiffin, Frytown and Lone Tree.
Kinney, a farmer and former Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputy, said he decided to run again because he’s always believed in serving his community. “I’m running for re-election to make sure Iowa keeps its promise to our community colleges, our public schools and universities by keeping a quality, affordable education within reach for every Iowa family,” he said.
Kinney added, “I believe the experiences I’ve had on the farm, on the school board, and as a sheriff’s deputy for over 25 years give me a breadth of experience that fits this Senate District.”
Senator Kinney said his campaign will focus on bringing better-paying jobs, revitalizing small towns and rural areas, ensuring Iowa provides the best education in the country, and creating a quality of life that makes Iowa the #1 best place to live.
Kinney served with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office for 30 years. Kinney received several awards during his years in law enforcement, including the Crime Victims Service Award, which honored his role in leading one of the first federal prosecutions of human trafficking in the United States. In 2014, Kinney was also honored by the American Legion with the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award for the State of Iowa.
In addition to his career in law enforcement, Kinney raises cattle and grows corn and soybeans on his family’s Century Farm near Oxford. Kinney graduated from Clear Creek High School in 1981 and attended Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids.
Kinney, a Democrat, is active in his community. He’s a Farm Bureau Member, belongs to the Johnson County Cattlemen’s Association and he’s a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Kinney and his wife Deb have been married for 32 years. They have two adult children, Shaun and Megan. The Kinneys are members of St. Peters Catholic Church, in Cosgrove.
Kinney currently serves as Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, as well as serving on the Natural Resources, Judiciary and Ethics committees. He also serves on the Agriculture and Natural Resources budget subcommittee.
Kinney added, “I’m will continue to contact as many people in Senate District 39 as possible. I want to hear the concerns directly from the people here. And I’ll meet them in their community halls or on their front porches. Anyone can contact me at kinneyforsenate@gmail.com or call 319-631-4667.”