About Me

World Ranked Masters Athlete

 

Kevin Biggers was born in 1962 and raised in Los Angeles. His mother raised Kevin along with his six brothers and one sister by herself.  Kevin's mother forged in Kevin a strong work ethic and kept him pointed in the right direction.

As a youngster, Kevin was industrious and strove to make contributions to his family.  He worked as the neighborhood shoeshine boy, bottle hustler, aluminum can king and by high school, Kevin was working as an office assistant at the Space and Missiles Systems Organization (SASMO) in El Segundo, California.  Also in high school Kevin was an Explorer Scout with the Inglewood Police Department, where he volunteered from his sophomore year to his senior year in high school.  He answered phones, participated in "ride-alongs", and worked in the jail in Inglewood.

Kevin excelled in sports, beginning at Serra High School in Gardena, then at Mt. San Antonio Community College in Walnut, and then after earning a full tuition football scholarship to the University of Nebraska.  While at Nebraska, Kevin participated in three major bowl games and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communications.  After graduating, Kevin signed professional football contracts with four different professional football teams in the Canadian Football League and the National Football League.  After his football career was over, Kevin trained and became a real estate professional.  In the early 1990’s he became a real estate broker and started his own brokerage firm, Biggers & Associates in the high desert area of Southern California, specializing in lot sales and commercial properties.

It was during this time that Kevin became very active in his community.  He logged over 2000 hours on a crisis hotline (often covering the night shift) helping people in their hour of greatest need connect to vital community services, in some cases saving lives.  He served on the Resource Conservation District in the high desert where he learned first hand about Southern California's water and air quality issues, as well as the benefits of robust conservation/recycling efforts. Kevin also served as President of the American Cancer Society in the high desert where he actively raised funds and awareness for the Society's programs.

In 1994, Kevin ran unsuccessfully for the United States Congress in the 40th Congressional District.  The lessons learned on that campaign rewarded him two years later, when Kevin ran and was elected to the Hesperia City Council.  While serving on the city council, he also served on the Air Quality Management District, the Hesperia Wastewater Authority, the Transit Authority, as well as the City's water and fire districts. Through these efforts, Kevin became skilled at tackling the tough issues important to his community.

In 1997, Kevin joined the Californians for Gray Davis campaign as its Field Director and played a pivotal role in electing Gray Davis as the first Democratic governor in the state in sixteen years.  After his election, Governor Davis appointed Kevin as the director of his Inland Empire office.  In that position, Kevin worked with state and local officials, covering an area that exceeds 40,000 square miles.  Kevin represented the Governor's office during the devastating wildfires in 2003.  He worked nonstop with local rescue officials, including the American Red Cross, the California Department of Forestry and numerous fire department officials until the evacuation centers were operational and all of those affected by the fires had a safe haven.

In 2003, Governor Davis appointed Kevin to the Dental Board of California, where he served as a public member until 2007.  From 2004 to 2006, Kevin led the African American Voter Registration, Education and Participation Project as its Director. Kevin managed AAVREP voter registration teams who registered over 27,000 new voters in Los Angeles County -- a monumental feat.

In 2001, Kevin and his family moved to Rancho Palos Verdes. In 2008 Kevin ran unsuccessfully for the California State Senate for the 25th district. Kevin just recently was appointed to the California State Bar’s Appellate Law Advisory Commission as a public member.  

 

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