Kenny Hulshof, J.D.

former U.S. Congressman

Kit Bond Strategies

Former Congressman Kenny Hulshof has established a strong national reputation as a leader with integrity. For 12 years (1997-2009) he served with distinction in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Missouri’s Ninth Congressional District.

Congressman Hulshof championed legislation reflective of his diverse district: education savings accounts; biofuels incentives; telemedicine and health IT initiatives. He rose to national prominence when he co-authored the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Act. The bill, signed into law by President Bill Clinton, helps individuals with disabilities lead independent, productive lives.

He was appointed by former-Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich to the powerful Ways and Means Committee, serving on this prestigious committee during his entire congressional tenure. He also was a member of the Health and Trade subcommittees and served with distinction on the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct and the Budget Committee.

Prior to his congressional career, Mr. Hulshof served as a special prosecutor in the Office of Missouri Attorney General, prosecuting some of Missouri’s most high-profile death penalty cases. He also held previous positions as an assistant public defender and assistant prosecuting attorney for Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. Certified as a Specialist Instructor in Criminal Law, Hulshof frequently lectured at law enforcement conferences and seminars throughout the Midwest.

After his public service, he was on the staff of the Polsinelli law firm before joining Kit Bond Strategies (KBS), a bipartisan business development and government affairs firm, as vice-chairman and partner.

Mr. Hulshof earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri and his J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Kenny Hulshof, J.D.
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