About Bill

Syracuse born and raised, Bill Kinne is a man of chaaaracter.


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Bill Kinne grew up on Ostrander Avenue on the Southside of Syracuse, graduating from Corcoran High School in 1974. He earned degrees at OCC and Arizona State University.

Bill started his career at the age of 18 as a bagger at Green Hills Farms, a grocery located on South Salina Street in Syracuse. Over the next 4 years, he advanced to become the weekend manager, before leaving to attend college full time in Arizona. Bill returned to Syracuse and in 1987, he rejoined Green Hills Farms as the Front End Manager. In 1993 he was promoted to Store Manager, a position he held until he launched his own business in 1999.

That business, Bill Kinne Property Management Services, performs snow removal, lawn car, landscaping, caretaker and handyman services. It has been in operation continuously for 20 years.

Bill was first elected to the Onondaga County Legislature in 1991. He was re-elected ten times, representing his neighbors from 1992 to 2011. As a Legislator, he served on the Public Safety, County Facilities, Education and Libraries, and Ways & Means committees. After suffering and recovering from a brain bleed, Bill next served as a Legislative Aide for the County Legislature from 2012 to 2018.

Now Bill is running for County Legislator, District 15, to once again represent the community in which he has lived and served his whole life.

Bill currently serves on the Parrish Council of Our Lady of Hope Parrish. He is a member of the Valley Mens Club and Syracuse United Neighbors, In the past, he was active with Meachem Clary and Corcoran PTO’s, Valley Babe Ruth and West Genesee Senior Babe Ruth, coached VJAA for 3 years, and served as foreman for the Meachem Community Playground Build. He is married to Beth, a part time substitute teacher in Syracuse City Schools, and they have four grown daughters.