The partners of Public Opinion Strategies are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our friend and partner, Steve Kinney.  Steve died May 19, 2013 at the age of 69 from cancer in hospice care at his home in Redondo Beach, California.  Steve had long been a leading consultant in California Republican politics.

Steve loved his wife Cindy, politics, golf, travel, running, cooking, and great California wines, and will always be remembered as a kind and loving person by his friends.  His faith was also very important to him.

Steve joined Public Opinion Strategies in April 1999 and for the last fourteen years has run the firm’s California office.  He worked in western politics for nearly 40 years, including as an RNC Regional Political Director, a consultant, and a pollster with Portland-based Moore Information.

Steve’s clients were a who’s who of California politics, including Governor George Deukmejian, Governor Pete Wilson, State Treasurer Matt Fong, and many others.  Steve worked extensively with state candidates, legislative candidates, and statewide/local initiative campaigns.  Steve had conducted research in more than half of California’s assembly and senate districts.  He also did extensive work in the field of corporate and public affairs.

Born and raised in New Mexico, Steve served in the U.S. Air Force from 1962 to 1966.

We love Steve and will miss him immensely.

A service will be held on Tuesday, June 4 at 1:00 pm at:
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
301 Avenue D
Redondo Beach, California 90277

Donations in Steve’s name may be made to:

Sterling College
125 W. Cooper
Sterling, KS 67579

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
301 Avenue D
Redondo Beach, California 90277

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