Kevin Drahos

 
Board of Supervisors
Title: Board of Supervisors Intern
Kevin Drahos


Kevin Drahos is a summer Intern for the Linn County Board of Supervisors. He is a recent graduate of Linn-Mar High School and will be attending the University of Iowa in the fall to study economics and international relations.

Drahos is the current Vice Executive Chair of the State of Iowa Youth Advisory Council (SIYAC)—a nonpartisan policy advising organization tasked with advising Iowa’s legislative and executive branches on youth issues. Throughout his time on the council, he has drafted seven pieces of legislation pertaining to subjects such as felon voting rights, the gay panic defense, 1 percent Sales Tax for Education, and extreme risk protection orders. Drahos has served on the SIYAC health, education, appropriations, and human rights committees. In 2018, he partnered with the Governor’s Office and Project AWARE to declare May as “Mental Health Awareness Month.” Kevin was recently awarded the Governor’s Volunteer Award in June 2018 for his dedication to the council and the State of Iowa.

In addition to his service on the Council, Drahos is the Co-Founder and State Director of the student run organization March For Our Lives Iowa. Since the organization’s beginning in February 2018, he has organized and led several town halls, rallies, and community events across Iowa with the goal of engaging youth with politics and advocating for gun violence prevention legislation. Drahos’s commitment to violence prevention led to his appointment to the Linn-Mar School Board Safety and Security Committee in March 2018.

Prior to working with the Board of Supervisors, Drahos served as a Legislative Page for the Iowa House of Representatives during their 2019 Legislative Session. He has also served as the Linn-Mar High School 2019 Class President and Team Lead of Iowa BIG’s Project ENGAGE. While working on ENGAGE, Kevin and his team were able to develop a regional political poll for Linn County, registered hundreds of local residents to vote, and worked with the Board of Supervisors to inform youth on the importance of being politically engaged.

Kevin has received numerous national and state awards for his activism and work throughout the community. In September of 2018, Drahos was selected to attend the National Council on Youth Leadership where he was selected for the Leadership Ambassador Award. Later that year, in December, he was chosen as an Iowan Delegate for the prestigious United States Senate Youth Program. And in April 2019, Kevin was chosen to receive the First Friday Breakfast Club Award for his leadership in the LGBTQ+ community. 

 

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