Meet Kevin Kinney
Kevin is a farmer, retired Lt. Sheriff, former school board member, and active member of his community. In the legislature, Senator Kevin Kinney has worked with Republicans and Democrats to pass significant pieces of legislation into law. These laws include “Noah’s Law” which closed a loophole by requiring people to report a known injury or death to the authorities. This bill is in response to the tragic drowning of Tiffin resident, Noah Herring, who passed away in April 2020. Senator Kinney has also successfully led the efforts to increase penalties for elder abuse, expand the threshold for tax credits for beginning farmers, and allow for the growing of industrial hemp. Kevin was named the 2014 American Legion’s Midwest Region Law Enforcement Officer of the Year and was the national runner-up for the American Legion National Law Officer of the Year in 2014. In 2012, he received the Law Enforcement Victim Service award, as well as the Continuous Service Award from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Kevin is an active member of several community organizations, including the Farm Bureau, Knights of Columbus and the Johnson County Cattlemen’s Association. He has also served on various law enforcement boards with the goal of increasing public safety in Iowa.