Kyle will be a critical voice for equality in the Maine State House
Kyle was three years old when his father, a Marine veteran and judge, died at age 41 of Leukemia. Kyle and his mother, a part-time administrative assistant and church volunteer, survived on Social Security benefits, and with the help from family. Growing up, Kyle attended both Christian and public schools. His mother and grandmother were strong and independent women who instilled in Kyle the values of integrity, conviction, empathy, hard work, and perseverance. He inherited his father’s strong sense of fairness and passion for justice.
After college, Kyle worked to end “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” enact the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act, and pass an inclusive Employment Nondiscrimination Act. Then, he joined the leadership team on the historic that won the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Maine, before leading the movement that won Maine’s breakthrough victories for ranked-choice voting, a method of voting that gives more choice and more voice to voters in elections.
As an entrepreneur and small business owner for the past seven years, Kyle has innovated and collaborated to solve problems and create jobs that have kept young people living and working in Maine. In 2013, Kyle was elected to serve on the Gorham School Committee where he championed greater representation for students in budget and policy decisions, all-day Kindergarten to give Gorham’s earliest learners the same opportunities as those in other districts, and common sense budget compromises. While working