|Member of the Nebraska Senate
from the 2nd district
November 22, 1960 |
Bill Kintner (born Cincinnati, Ohio on November 22, 1960) is a Nebraska state senator in the unicameral Nebraska Legislature. He is a member of the Republican Party, but the legislature itself is non-partisan.
Kintner "was born and grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio." His adoptive parents raised him in a conservative, Republican, frugal, "common sense" household, along with his younger sister, who is also adopted. In an interview with the Lincoln Journal Star, Kintner said he's not interested in knowing about his birth parents; he considers his adoption to be a "blessing".
He attended Wright State University, playing college baseball until an injury ended his amateur career. He also was a writer for the college newspaper and was a member of the college's marketing club and the College Republicans. He said that his election to be president of the student government "paid for my fifth year of college." He graduated from Wright State University with a "B.S.B. in marketing and financial services".
He started as a volunteer for the presidential campaign of Ronald W. Reagan and worked for a year for the Louisiana Republican Party in Baton Rouge, before moving back to Ohio and, after he married, to Nebraska. He worked several years as a sports writer and salesperson. He is currently occupied in the marketing research field.
Kintner was elected to the Nebraska legislator as a state senator in 2012, and serves on the Appropriations committee.
Kintner describes himself as a "Reagan conservative" and not a "Christian conservative". Kintner has said that "moral absolutes of Christianity" informs his views including on abortion. In the Lincoln Journal Star he is quoted as saying "My parents taught me the moral absolutes of Christianity, and I just applied those to everything. They didn't tell me I had to be pro-life. They gave me the belief system that I used."
He has proposed six bills in the 2013 session of the legislature.
Kintner is married to the former Lauren Hill, who is director of policy research for Governor Dave Heineman and a former assistant attorney general under Don Stenberg. They met in the 1990s at a Young Republican convention, when he was state chair of Ohio and she was state chair of Nebraska. They started dating in 2000, and married on October 3, 2009. He described his marriage as "a separation of powers. The legislative is downstairs and the executive is upstairs." In a Journal Star newspaper interview he said, "Biggest mystery? Women. No one understands them. They don't even understand themselves. Books and books and books have been written about it, and no one understands it."
He enjoys listening to pop music, and his "favorite band" is the Christian pop rock band Newsboys. He attends "one of those nondenominational rock and roll churches[,] Shadow Lake Community Church in Papillion."
"Cigars," he says, are his "only vice." Still, they remain such a vice that Kintner uses the internet nom de plume of "Cigarboy" on messageboards. He typically walks "11,000 [to] 13,000 steps a day." He is still active in baseball, serving as an umpire. Reading is also a hobby, though he does not read as much as he would like. The last book he read was "Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto" by Mark Levin.
- "Sen. Bill Kintner, District 02, Biography". Nebraska Legislature. n.d. Retrieved May 30, 2013.
- Young, JoAnne (May 28, 2013). "Sen. Bill Kintner: In his own words". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved May 30, 2013.
- McDonough, Katie (May 28, 2013). "Anti-choice lawmaker: No one understands women, women "don’t even understand themselves"". Salon.com. Retrieved May 30, 2013.
- "Legislative District 2 LB 703 - (2011)". Nebraska Legislature. May 18, 2011. Retrieved May 30, 2013.
- Winter, Deena. "Minister calls on Nebraska lawmaker to apologize, give contribution to charity" Nebraska Watchdog. June 27, 2013 http://watchdog.org/92813/minister-calls-on-kintner-to-apologize-give-contribution-to-charity/ Retrieved July 2
- "Bill/Resolution Search Results Search for Kintner, 2 in the 103rd Legislature". Nebraska Legislature. May 30, 2013. Retrieved May 30, 2013.
- "Nebraska Unicameral Legislature". Sen. Bill Kintner. Retrieved May 30, 2013.
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