Bill Kinkade

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William Franklin "Bill" Kinkade

Mississippi State Representative
for District 52  (DeSoto and Marshall counties)
Assumed office 
Preceded by Tommy L. Woods

Born November 30, 1957
Citizenship American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Debra Sue Pritchard Kinkade
Children Sarah Marie Kinkade

Joseph P. Kinkade

Residence Byhalia, Marshall County
Alma mater Orange (California) High School

University of New Mexico

Occupation Businessman
Religion Baptist

William Franklin Kinkade, known as Bill Kinkade (born November 30, 1957), is a businessman from Byhalia, Mississippi, who has been since 2013 a Republican state representative for District 52 in DeSoto and Marshall counties in the northwestern portion of his state.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3] He was unopposed for a full term in the general election held on November 3, 2015.[4] 

Kinkade serves on these House committees: (1) Corrections (chairman), (2) Agriculture, (3) Forestry, (4) Ways and Means, and (5) Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.[2] 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.[5]

See also

Other Mississippi Republican state House members:


  1. Bill Kinkade. Retrieved on October 11, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bill Kinkade's Biography. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved on October 11, 2017.
  3. Election Returns. Mississippi Secretary of State (November 8, 2011). Retrieved on October 12, 2017.
  4. General election returns. Mississippi Secretary of State (November 3, 2015). Retrieved on October 12, 2017.
  5. Bill Kinkade's Voting Record. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved on October 11, 2017.