|William Franklin "Bill" Kinkade|
Mississippi State Representative
for District 52 (DeSoto and Marshall counties)
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Tommy L. Woods|
|Spouse(s)||Debra Sue Pritchard Kinkade|
|Residence|| Byhalia, Marshall County|
|Alma mater|| Orange (California) High School|
University of New Mexico
William Franklin Kinkade, known as Bill Kinkade (born 1957), is a businessman from Byhalia, Mississippi, who is a Republican state representative for District 52 in DeSoto and Marshall counties in the northwestern portion of his state.
Kinkade graduated from Orange High School in Orange, California, and attended the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque, years unspecified. He was a security police officer in the United States Air Force from 1975 to 1978. Since 2006, he has been the vice president for operations and sales for Champion Awards and Apparel, a company which first employed Kinkade in 1988.
Kinkade's House service began in 2012, when he succeeded fellow Republican Tommy L. Woods, who resigned early in his term after suffering a stroke. He was unopposed for a full term in the general election held on November 3, 2015.
Kinkade serves on these House committees: (1) Corrections (chairman), (2) Agriculture, (3) Forestry, (4) Ways and Means, and (5) Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. In 2016, Representative Kinkade voted in 2014 to restrict abortions in Mississippi to twenty weeks of gestation and in 2016, he voted with a large House majority to prohibit dismemberment abortions. He supported the measure to expand exemptions for compulsory school vaccinations. He voted to grant civil and criminal immunity to those reporting what they believe are instances of terrorism. He co-sponsored legislation to permit churches to have designated personnel with firearms for the overall protection of the congregation. He voted to guarantee protections for religious beliefs and matters of moral conscience. In 2017, he co-sponsored the legislation which authorizes additional methods of execution in Mississippi. He supported a measure to classify the killing of first responders as first-degree murder.
Other Mississippi Republican state House members:
- William Tracy Arnold
- Dana Criswell
- Steve Hopkins
- Trey Lamar
- Shane Aguirre
- Jeff Hale
- Dan Eubanks
- Robert Foster
- Ashley Henley
- Rob Roberson
- Karl Oliver
- Vince Mangold
- Brent Powell
- Cory Wilson
- William Shirley
- Shane Barnett
- Chris Johnson
- Noah Sanford
- Timmy Ladner
- Patricia Willis
- Brad Touchstone
- Roun McNeal
- Doug McLeod
- Charles Busby
- Scott DeLano
- Greg Haney
- Bill Kinkade. Billstatus.ls.state.ms.us. Retrieved on October 11, 2017.
- Bill Kinkade's Biography. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved on October 11, 2017.
- Election Returns. Mississippi Secretary of State (November 8, 2011). Retrieved on October 12, 2017.
- General election returns. Mississippi Secretary of State (November 3, 2015). Retrieved on October 12, 2017.
- Bill Kinkade's Voting Record. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved on October 11, 2017.