Kevin J. Powers graduated from UC Davis in June of 2008 with an A.B. in Political Science, and read for minors in English, History, and Global and International Studies. Kevin was the Chief of Staff to ASUCD President Kareem Salem and the L.E.A.D. Policy Coordinator, a position he held from Fall 2006 through Spring 2008.
While studying at UC Davis, Kevin became a Peace and Security Fellow in the Roosevelt Institution, a non-profit student Think Tank. Kevin served on the Roosevelt Institution's National Staff as Legislative Director of the Western Region from August 2007 through August 2008.
After graduation, Kevin worked as the Statewide Field Organizer for the California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG) from August 2008-February of 2009, and was a Field Director for CALPIRG's "Yes on Prop 1A" campaign. A writer at heart, Kevin has authored numerous op/ed pieces for CALPIRG, and has been published or quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Sacramento Bee, and the Los Angeles Times. Kevin has been a frequent contributor to the California Progress Report and The Voice X Change.
Kevin currently works as a Legislative Aide and Policy Consultant in the California State Assembly.
(From Left to Right): Then-MIDN 3/C K.J. Powers, USNR and then-LCPL M.J. Kolonoski, USMCR (Kevin's Best Friend). CPL Sean "Hoplite" Karkazics, Powers, Carla Schweickert-Stary (Kevin's Beautiful Girlfriend), and CPL Kolonoski. Kevin and Carla in the most magical place on Earth.
"It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic is of altogether secondary importance, and that, in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things. " -President Theodore Roosevelt
2006-07-17 15:09:16 F your L! —JamesSchwab
2006-07-17 17:40:52 Dude, I'd totally be a swing voter on that issue. —BrentLaabs
2006-07-17 18:20:45 Wow Brent...Just, wow... —KevinPowers
2006-08-23 11:17:09 If you can make it Kai is having his moving out party this Friday...we'll find you a swing voter.... —JamesSchwab
2006-08-29 13:48:06 How did I know you would be the person to find an association called Rousseau. —JamesSchwab
2006-10-11 23:45:04 What the hell is a policy chair! You cant legislate from the bench! You gosh darn judicial activist! —JamesSchwab
2006-12-05 22:09:32 Congratulations on IAC! I'm very pleased that you've now held positions in all three branches of government. —JillWeinstein
2006-12-05 23:14:10 Haha yeah I don't know of anyone else who has held positions in all three branches of ASUCD! —KrisFricke
2006-12-06 02:24:36 I look Forward to Working with you on IAC. Congrats! —MaxMikalonis
2006-12-09 10:38:26 It is possible that you've created the new standard in personal page format. I may have to copy you. —JillWeinstein
2006-12-12 12:32:47 Umm, I think cartoon Powers is about to die from a steroid overdose. —JamesSchwab
2006-12-13 14:50:33 L.I.D. for life. —PaulHarms
2006-12-14 15:36:57 LID 523 07 55 —BrentLaabs
My new list of arbitrary honorifics:
- Captain Powers
- Chairman Laabs
- Baron von Ostrowski
- Viceroy Schwab
- Patriarch Shannon of Constantinople
- Squadron Leader Bleckman
- Countess Weinstein
- Premier Mikalonis
- General Rivera
- Michael Tucker, Lord of the Dance
- #1 Mock Senator Paul Harms
- Jedi Master Fricke
Because Paul thinks it's a great idea that certain people start giving each other completely arbitrary titles. Doubleplusgood!
2006-12-14 18:16:29 Oh the lengths some will go to to feel like a real pope —KrisFricke
The Mock Election proved who the real pope was. Sorry Kris, the people have more faith in Paul as Pope than you.
Yeah um, no, it proved he was the #1 mock senator. Anyway, it looks like Harms had settled the dispute regarding this page and I think it should stay that way. Also thanks for overrunning my editlock. —KrisFricke
2006-12-14 18:51:42 If I must be included in this list, lets go with the "Jedi Mind Tricks" appellation I seem to be stuck with. —KrisFricke
2006-12-14 19:05:32 In my defense, I actually was chairman of something. —BrentLaabs
2007-02-14 08:27:20 Countess? I can jive with that. —JillWeinstein
2009-02-12 11:54:18 Just making some updates —KevinPowers