|U.S. House, Arizona, District 4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Next primary||August 26, 2014|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Sangamon State University (1992)|
|Master's||University of Illinois at Springfield (1999), Northern Arizona University (2005)|
|Place of birth||Beaumont, TX|
Weisser unsuccessfully ran for election to the same seat in 2012.
Weisser worked as a plumber and homeless shelter manager prior to returning to college to earn his M.A. from the University of Illinois at Springfield. He also received his M.Ed. from Northern Arizona University. Weisser is currently a middle school social studies and language arts teacher. He has been a political activist with Occupy Kingman (Occupy Together), Heartland Peace Center (Springfield, IL), Move On.Org, A.N.S.W.E.R., Amnesty International, Code Pink and Phoenix's End the War Coalition.
Weisser's campaign website lists the following issues:
—Mikel Weisser's campaign website, http://www.mikelweisser.org/platform
In information submitted to Ballotpedia, Weisser stated:
"I will work for the standard assortment of left side issues: overturn Citizens United, move to amend away corporate personhood; refunding schools and eliminating NCLB, full citizenship rights for LGBT citizens, affordable immigration policies and citizenship drives for immigrants, end marijuana prohibition, restore funding for arts programs, universal health care, universal education to qualified students, progressive taxing, criminal liablities for mortgage abuses or financial sector fraud, end no-bid contracts, protect reproductive rights, reduce government waste & defense contractor spending."
Weisser ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Arizona's 4th District. He was defeated by Johnnie Robinson in the Democratic primary on August 28, 2012, after the race went to a recount.
|U.S. House, Arizona District 4 Democratic Primary, 2012|
Weisser was endorsed by the following:
- Building Trades
- Sierra Club
- Planned Parenthood
- Postal Carriers
|Mikel Weisser (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|Year-End||February 1, 2014||$204||$14,548||$(15,126)||$-372|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2014||$-372||$6,935||$(5,868)||$694|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2014||$694||$6,804||$(4,497)||$3,000|
**As of the 2014 July Quarterly Report, Weisser's committee owed $10,727 in outstanding loans to Mikel Weisser.
Weisser and his wife, Beth, have three children.
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- United States House of Representatives
- Arizona's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014
- Arizona's 4th Congressional District
- Arizona Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Election, Full Listing," accessed June 2, 2014
- Campaign website, "Biography," accessed June 11, 2014
- Campaign website, "Issues," accessed June 11, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Biographical information submitted to Ballotpedia, February 28, 2012
- Arizona Secretary of State, "Official primary candidate list," August 28, 2012
- Associated Press, "Primary results," August 28, 2012
- [Email submission to Ballotpedia]
- Federal Election Commission, "Mikel Weisser Year-End," accessed July 24, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Mikel Weisser April Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Mikel Weisser July Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed June 2, 2014