Tyler King has been on Ballotpedia's writing and research staff since May 2010. He focuses on state legislatures.
King, who studied computer science for two years at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is currently pursuing a degree in computer simulation & gaming with an emphasis on animation. His interests include gaming, Japanese language and culture, philosophy, bowling, and Mulch.
He is responsible for state legislative content for New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. This work includes expanding the information available in Ballotpedia's profiles of state legislators, and analyzing state legislative election data, including the impact of term limits and incumbency re-election rates.
One of King's contributions to Ballotpedia's coverage of the 2010 state legislative election are graphics used in candidate lists to distinguish candidates based on their party affiliation: