Tyler Kissell

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Tyler Kissell
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Candidate for
Arizona State Senate, District 12
Tyler Kissell was a Democratic candidate for District 12 of the Arizona State Senate. The primary election was on August 24, 2010, and the general election was on November 2.


Kissell earned his B.S. in political science from Arizona State University. His professional experience includes working as a preschool teacher in South Africa and as a Securities and Annuities Agent for a mutual fund company.


Campaign themes

Kissell website listed the following three key beliefs:

  • A Commitment to Education
Excerpt: "While we have wonderful educators dedicated to our students, the current legislature has not given them the support they need to excel. "
  • A Commitment to Police and Fire
Excerpt: "In the current economic environment it will be tempting to make quick cuts to these areas to shore up budget shortfalls; this would be a grave error."
  • A Commitment to Jobs
Excerpt: "We need to protect Luke Air Force Base, it is critical for future development in the West Valley. Arizona, in the next several years, has potential to be the solar capital of the United States."[1]



See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2010

Kissell was uncontested in the August 24 primary. He was defeated by incumbent Republican John Nelson in the November 2 general election.[2]

Arizona State Senate, District 12 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Nelson (R) 41,379
Tyler Kissell (D) 27,559
Michael White (L) 3,769

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