A career in public service that started while an Illinois State political science major continues for Adam Kinzinger ’00.
He held a seat on the McLean County Board as an ISU sophomore. He now serves as U.S. representative from the 16th District in Illinois. A Republican, his term runs through 2016. First elected in 2011, he is on the Energy and Commerce Committee and has served as Deputy Republican Whip. At 37, he is one of the youngest members of Congress.
A member of the Air Force, he received the Airman’s Medal in 2007 for saving a young woman from an attacker with a knife.