State House District 35
Kyle Rinaudo is a teacher, runner, musician, and Democratic candidate for State House of Representatives in his hometown of Acworth, Georgia. A graduate of North Cobb High School and Georgetown University, Kyle previously served as President of the Acworth Young Aldermen, a community group advocating community service and civic participation for Georgia’s young voters. At twenty two years old, Kyle is 2018’s youngest candidate for Georgia General Assembly, running to represent Acworth and Kennesaw in the State House of Representatives.
PURPOSE OVER POLITICS
Kyle says his principles and his policies come from two places: “My church, and my mother.” “They both taught me that the highest good we can hope to achieve is service to others,” he said in his January 3rd announcement speech. A parishioner at St. Clare Catholic Church in Acworth, Rinaudo cites his faith as a major influence in his life and the impetus for his lifelong devotion to community service.
Rinaudo’s roots extend far in Acworth; Kyle’s mother, Denise, graduated from North Cobb High School in 1984, and thirty years later, Kyle received the same diploma from the same high school. They even had a few of the same teachers—thirty years separated.
State House District 35
A standout member of North Cobb High School’s Class of 2014, Kyle obtained his degree in government from Georgetown University, managing to graduate in only three years. In the time since, Mr. Rinaudo has worked as a journalist covering Olympic sports worldwide, served as principal timpanist for Georgetown’s Symphony Orchestra, interned in the US Congress, and covered three on-campus jobs to pay for his education.
A marathon runner, musician, and community activist, Kyle currently works in international guest services for the Marriott Corporation in addition to serving as a percussion instructor for Atlanta area students.
Upon qualifying to run for office, Kyle said: “I’m running to represent my hometown in the State House because I’m passionate about making change in my community. My faith and my family have taught me that it can never be too early to serve and make a difference, no matter where you are in life. And from my perspective as an outsider looking in, it’s pretty obvious that for too long we have seen the same people running the same campaigns with the same results for our state politics. I decided that I wanted to see a change—So I am working to be that change.”
“I’m running for House of Representatives to bring my generation’s new voice to our government. The students in Parkland, Florida are right: It’s time for us to stand up, be represented in government, and fight for the values we believe in.”
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