Chris Kuknyo was born in Chicago and moved to Prescott with his family in 1978.
He attended Prescott High School and graduated with the class of 84.
College was not his cup of tea so he went directly into the workforce doing just about every job Prescott had to offer from broadcasting to underground mining.
He met his wife May and they married in 1990. They have two children ,Alysia who is currently studying law at Liberty University and Andrew who is serving in the United States Coast Guard.
Chris is the co-founder of Patriot Disposal Inc and has always been involved in the community.
He served on the board of the Prescott Valley Economic Development Foundation, was Chairman of the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce in 2010 and was a Councilman for the City of Prescott from 2011 to 2015.
Life after politics is still busy for Chris as he serves as the Vice President of the Citizens Tax Committee, President of the Zeitz-Prescott sister city organization and Treasurer for the Williamson Valley Community organization.