Sir Riley Kennedy
|Sir Riley Kennedy|
|Sir Riley in early 2019.|
13 March 2020 - 23 May 2020
|Successor||Dame Eryn Lewis|
Provisional Councillor until 23 August 2020
11 February 2020
(as Acting Representative)
12 June 2019 - 11 February 2020
(as Provisional Councillor)
|Born||4 August 2003|
|Birth name||K. Riley Kennedy|
|Nationality||American, New Virginian, Austenasian|
|Relations||Inspector William Kennedy MAO (father)|
Sir Joseph Kennedy KNVI (brother)
Major General Alex Francis MAO (cousin)
|Residence||Town Hall, Augusta|
|Allegiance||Empire of Austenasia|
|Rank||Master Chief Petty Officer|
|Unit||1st Jonathana Task Force|
|Commands||Task Force Master Chief|
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Imperial Navy
Kennedy is the youngest son of Inspector William Kennedy MAO and the younger brother of Sir Joseph Kennedy KNVI, the incumbent Chairman of the Provisional Council of New Virginia. His involvement in politics began in early 2014 with his election as Mayor of the then-Ashukov City of Saint Josephsburg (now a borough of New Richmond). He has served in the Austenasian Armed Forces since the establishment of the then Legio I Virginia of the Austenasian Army in late 2013.
Kennedy was appointed Acting Representative of the newly-established Town of Augusta by the Amerdansk, Augusta and New Richmond Act 2019 on 12 June 2019.
Kennedy was born in 2003 to William and Kristie Kennedy, the youngest of two children. When he was around three years old, his family moved to what is now known as Saint Josephsburg in New Richmond.
Career before Austenasia
Prior to New Richmond's transition from a Crown Dependency to a Town in 2014, Kennedy held various local political positions in the Ashukov Federation, such as Mayor of the City of Saint Josephsburg and Prince of Montania (a title he still nominally possesses).
Upon the establishment of the Town of Augusta on 12 June 2019, Kennedy was appointed Acting Representative of Augusta by Parliament. He soon after joined the Imperial Party, and as a Representative assumed a seat in the Imperial Party Board (the governing authority of the party). He continued to serve as Augusta's Representative until the Secession of New Virginia in 2020.
New Virginian Career
Following New Virginia's independence, Kennedy assumed his seat on the Provisional Council, representing Augusta. Upon the establishment of the Ministry of Defence and the New Virginian Defence Force, he was appointed Minister of Defence by his brother, the Chairman of the Provisional Council. He held office from March to May 2020.
Following the enactment of the Constitution, he was elected as BP for Augusta. He initially served as an independent, but later became a member of the National Party. He currently sits on the opposition benches under Leader of the Opposition Sir Bradley van Dullahan.
Kennedy resides in Augusta Town Hall with his parents. He is a classically-trained instrumentalist and choral singer. He is a non-denominational Christian.
Titles, styles and honours
Titles and styles
- 11 February 2020 - 14 February 2020: K. Riley Kennedy
- 14 February 2020 - 23 August 2020: Sir Riley Kennedy KNVI
- 23 August 2020 - present: The Hon. Sir Riley Kennedy KNVI BP
- Sir Riley
- 4 August 2003 - 12 June 2019: K. Riley Kennedy
- 12 June 2019 – present: Lord Master Chief Riley Kennedy, Baron of Augusta
- Lord Master Chief Riley
- Lord Kennedy
Austenasian noble titles:
- Baron of Augusta
Foreign noble titles:
- Grand Duke of Havnesgade
New Virginian honours:
- Grand Knight of the Most Excellent Order of the Wildebeest