Legacy of Service
Public service is in Kyle’s DNA and from a young age, the value of education was instilled in him.
His grandfather graduated from Southern University at age 19 and went on to become one of the first African American colonels in the US Air Force. His illustrious career spanned over three decades. One of his first assignments was to the National Security Agency in the 1950s, and later in his career he returned to serve as its Deputy Director.
Kyle's grandmother has a graduate degree from Hampton University. After retiring from teaching, she began a music ministry program in hospices and nursing homes in Omaha, NE where she currently resides.
His mother graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and began her internal medicine career caring for the underserved in the Public Health Service. Since 2014, she has provided medical care to U.S. officers abroad and she now works at the McGuire Richmond Veterans Affairs Hospital.
Kyle grew up outside of Washington DC with his sister before attending the University of Virginia and earning his Juris Doctorate from the College of William and Mary School of Law in 2011. He began his career in public service working as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Richmond before entering private practice.
He now concentrates on advising employers on a multitude of workplace laws, including standards to improve the health and safety of all employees. This task has been essential during the COVID-19 pandemic. His background in employment law brings a much needed perspective on equality and social reforms as we move forward with building a more equitable and just Commonwealth for all.
Outside of work, Kyle enjoys giving back to his community, serving as President of the Richmond Bar Association Young Lawyers Chapter and most recently, serving as President of the Museum District Association. Kyle believes it is important to see diversity in these roles and takes pride in being the first person of color to hold such positions. In these organizations, Kyle has made serving public schools a priority by mobilizing their considerable resources to participate in mentoring, tutoring, and school beautification projects.
Kyle also serves on the Advisory Council of the Legal Aid Justice Center to help spearhead efforts to address the housing eviction crisis and, most recently, he was named to the Virginia's Community College System law enforcement statewide task force to affect change in policing.
Call to Action
2020 has been a year of changes not only for our country, but also for the Commonwealth. COVID-19 created a vacuum, and in its place, people filled it with reflection and contemplation. The killing of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and countless other unarmed citizens of color, led to civil unrest throughout the country and a demand for justice and equity.
This Summer, Kyle became one of the first civic association presidents in Richmond to endorse and publicly state that human rights are not political, and that black lives matter. To Kyle, the best way to change the future is through example. We must not be complacent. He will always fight to protect all Virginians and he promises to be present whenever and wherever leadership is required.
It is Kyle’s family, education, and philosophy on leadership that build the pillars of his campaign and why he will be the delegate we need in the 68th District.