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Jay Kinzler


State Representative
46th House District

Kinzler is a dedicated doctor and surgeon, Army Reserve Colonel, local government official, volunteer and family man. He and his wife, Jennifer, have lived in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, for 24 years along with their daughter and son.

Kinzler completed his undergraduate degree at Loyola University of Chicago, graduating in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He continued on at Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine, graduating in 1984. He completed his internship and residency at Loyola University Medical Center, specializing in urology. After completing his 6-year residency program, he subspecialized in renal transplantation, completing an additional year of a kidney transplant fellowship at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, University of Southern California.

Kinzler was sworn into the United States Army Reserve in November 2007. He now serves as a Colonel in the US Army Reserve and is assigned to Fort Benning where he has performed his annual training and worked the last several years.

Kinzler has been involved in many community activities through St. Petronille Church, Park District and the Home Owners Association of Danby Woods. He was elected to the Glen Ellyn Park District Board in 2009. Over the last eight years, he has held the line on taxes. As president, he also achieved significant decreases in actual property taxes attributed to the Park District and further projected decreases going forward. 

Kinzler is an Elmhurst Outpatient Surgery Center Board of Director and currently serves on the Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare Medical Executive Committee. He was elected Medical Staff President of Elmhurst Memorial Hospital on September 15, 2015 and now serves as the Immediate Past President. He is also on the Medical Staff Quality Oversight Committee of Elmhurst Memorial Hospital and the Physician Advisory Council (formally Physician Strategic Planning Council).