Kyle Rinaudo is a dynamic Georgian, teacher, musician, and community leader who has called Acworth and Kennesaw home his whole life. In the past several years, Kyle served as president of Acworth's Board of Young Aldermen, a public school teacher, law firm administrator, and candidate for State House of Representatives, bringing a wealth of experience to his campaigns to represent House Direct 35.
Kyle has been invested in serving this community his whole life. He attended North Cobb High School as a student in the International Studies Magnet Program, where he competed in high school debate, hosted the school's weekly TV show, and served as Drum Major for the North Cobb Marching Band. He participated in Acworth's municipal politics as a member of the Acworth Board of Young Aldermen, which advocates community service and civic participation for Georgia's young voters. After one year on the board, Kyle was elected as its president, and he subsequently led the city's efforts to promote safe driving habits among young drivers and support community service projects for North Cobb students.
After earning his degree in International Politics from Georgetown University, spending time working on Capitol Hill, and marching with his mother in the 2017 Women's March on Washington, Kyle returned to Acworth where he began working for a local law firm and teaching music part time with public school percussion students.
After getting established in his career and community, Kyle decided to run for office with the mission of inspiring a new generation of leaders to get involved in local politics. His passion for issue-based advocacy—Expanding access to healthcare, investing in our schools, ensuring equal rights for all, and protecting the environment—drove his decision to run at such a young age.
After winning the Democratic nomination for Georgia House District 35 in August 2020, Kyle came within 280 votes—less than 1% of the ballots cast—of winning the general election in November, nearly unseating the District's eight term incumbent. This was a huge success, marking the closest a progressive Democrat has ever come to representing Acworth & Kennesaw in Georgia's State House. With these campaigns now concluded, Kyle stays busy with local government and community service in North Georgia, continues to teach percussion with two Acworth-area high school band programs, and is now finishing his law degree from the Georgia State University College of Law.