Most of you probably don’t know much- if anything- about John Kiehne so here is some backstory to get you acquainted.
John was born at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Charles, Mo. on June 2, 1967. He attended primary schools in St. Charles and graduated from Francis Howell High School in 1985.
John’s parents (and much of his extended family) were career public school educators in primary and secondary education. His father grew up- and retired to- the Kiehne family farm near Cape Girardeau, Mo. The Kiehne farm has been in the family for 130 years.
John attended the University of Mo.- St. Louis as well as Webster University studying music as well as performing and touring with a variety of music acts. He moved to Boston in 1991 where he performed, recorded and toured with a variety of musical acts as well starting his own original music group Smokstik.
John returned to St. Louis in 2001 and has been a regular performer in and around the St. Louis region and beyond as well as teaching private music lessons on guitar and bass around the St. Louis area.
John has worked as a foster parent and advocate for 10 years and has been very actively involved in the care and nurturing of high-risk, highly traumatized children. He’s worked hand-in-hand with a variety of local and national organizations and institutions including St. Louis County Family Courts, Lutheran Family and Children’s Services, Great Circle, Epworth, Catholic Charities and many other groups and individuals.
John is married to Michelle Kiehne- his wife of almost 10 years and has 4 grown children- one biological of his own and a niece and 2 nephews that he and Michelle raised as well. He and Michelle now spend a lot of time watching their great niece and keeping up with a 1 year-old toddler.
John is running for Congress with the intention of helping to craft and pass legislation that favors all Americans- not just the 1%. He believes that a rising tide raises all boats and that most Americans share values of kindness and honesty as well as possessing an unstoppable work ethic and desire to progress beyond the borders of our country and our imaginations.
For more information regarding John’s views on policy go to his Platform page.