Keith L. Kirkwood was appointed by California Governor and confirmed by The President of the United States to The Selective Service System, has been a two time world MMA champion, a successful entrepreneur, serves on the Budget Oversight Committee, School Site Council, Chairman of Social Services and Education Committee for LA city, is an International Activist for kids and animals, has been recognized by Mayor Garcetti and Assembly Member Richard Bloom for his work on LA council – but the first thing his friends and family will tell you is that he has never forgotten where he came from or why he entered public service and who hes been fighting for. President John. F. Kennedy, America’s 35th President was known for his advocacy of Civil Rights movement. Keith has the same zest for human rights. He recognizes the need to empower children and young adults who form the future of this great nation. His creative out of the box thinking and advocacy for protecting global human rights has earned him the name “California’s Kennedy” among his constituents.
Keith was born in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, on June 12, 1983. Keith grew up in a middle-class home in Acushnet, a small town in Bristol County, Massachusetts. Growing up at his grandparents Yvette and Bill Case's home, Keith wasn't necessarily raised in a traditional household, but rather by a group that included his grandparents, his mother and his aunt. Raised by 3 strong women shaped his character and taught him to reinvent himself when things aren’t working. With an unbelievable drive, he has never been someone thats afraid to take on a challenge. After moving to California, Keith was elected to serve on the Los Angeles Council and soon after appointed by the Governor of California and confirmed by the President of United States as a Commissioner for Selective Services. Keith has fought hard modernizing the public school system curriculum, school safety, affordable housing, and being on the front lines of Human Trafficking. He is a forceful champion for human rights, and rights and opportunities for women and girls, and young people all around the globe.
Keith is a strong advocate for animal rights and has a powerful 3 tier animal welfare policy. He also has a fitness rehab program to battle the opiate epidemic. Inspired by the fruitful results of widespread activism Keith is a strong endorser of G.I.F.T an organization that works to prevent and end sex trafficking of children and young adults globally and locally by encouraging, educating citizens to get involved. Keith is deeply involved in creating empowerment programs for at risk children and youth who may fall victims to the sex industry.