Kyle Rinaudo is a dynamic Georgian, teacher, musician, and organizer who proudly attended the same Acworth high school as his mother. 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 Acworth and Kennesaw 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.
In 2018, Kyle decided to run for office with the mission of inspiring more young people to be engaged in local politics. His passion for issue-based advocacy—Expanding healthcare, investing in our schools, ensuring equal rights for all, and protecting the environment—drove his decision to run again in 2020 and finish the job.
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.
As we move forward into 2022, Kyle continues to believe that we all have a responsibility to do all the good we can given the station we have. Kyle is currently earning his Law Degree from the Georgia State University College of Law, continuing to lead the percussion education program at Etowah High School, and working with many volunteer projects he's passionate about, including Cobb Democrats, Georgia Odyssey of the Mind, and more. More to come soon, so be sure to stay in touch!