Dr. Mike Kennedy is a lot of things — a former state legislator, a family doctor, a lawyer, an Eagle Scout, a husband, a father of eight, and a self-made man who grew up in a single-parent home in less than fortunate circumstances. Disputing the notion that all kids who grow up poor are destined for failure, Mike worked hard to find success and provide a better life for his family.

Working his way through college to support himself, Mike graduated with a bachelor’s degree from BYU, only taking time off to serve a two-year LDS Mission, before graduating from medical school at Michigan State University. After completing a Family Practice Residency, Mike moved his family back to Utah and started law school at BYU. Mike worked full-time as a family physician and attended BYU law school part-time. After graduating from law school, Mike continued practicing medicine and did some legal consulting.

In 2012, Mike was elected as a member of the Utah State House of Representatives, where he received several awards for his conservative, free-market approach and his leadership. As a legislator, Mike worked with others to pass positive and impactful legislation – keeping government limited and allowing Utah’s economy to thrive.

Mike works as a family doctor in Lindon and volunteers to give free medical care to uninsured Utah residents at the Provo Volunteer Care Clinic. He and his wife, Katrina, have been raising their eight children in Utah for over 20 years, and they have four grandchildren. Mike enjoys starting his days with long walks and weight lifting. He ends his days with dinner and spending time with his family.