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The website ''Open Congress'' tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Kyl votes with the Republican Party '''95.5%''' of the time. This ranks 5th among the 47 Senate Republicans in 2011.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/votes_with_party/senate/republican ''Open Congress'' "Voting With Party," Accessed October 19, 2011]</ref>
::''See also: [[United States Senate elections in Arizona, 2012]]''
::''See also: [[United States Senate elections in Arizona, 2012]]''

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Jon Kyl
Jon Kyl.jpg
U.S. Senate, Arizona
In office
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 20
Assistant Minority Leader/Minority Whip, United States Senate
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 7, 2006
First electedNovember 8, 1994
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
United States House of Representatives
Bachelor'sUniversity of Arizona, 1964
OtherLLB, University of Arizona, 1966
Date of birthApril 25, 1942
Place of birthOakland, NE
Office website
Jon Kyl (b. April 25, 1942) is a Republican member of the U.S. Senate from the state of Arizona. Kyl was first elected to the Senate in 1994.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Kyl is a "rank-and-file Republican".[1]

Kyl has chosen to retire at the end of his term rather than seek re-election in 2012.[2] Seven candidates are currently running for Kyl's Senate seat. Primary elections will be held on August 28, 2012.


Below is an abbreviated outline of Kyl's academic, professional and political career:[3]

  • 1964: Graduated from University of Arizona, Tucson, B.A.
  • 1966: Graduated from University of Arizona, LL.B.
  • 1966-1986: Practiced law with Jennings, Strouss and Salmon
  • 1984-1985: Chairman, Phoenix Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
  • 1987-1995: U.S. Representative from Arizona
  • 1995-Present: U.S. Senator from Arizona

Committee assignments

U.S. Senate


  • Finance
    • Subcommittee on Health Care
    • Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy
    • Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight, Ranking Member
  • Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (Supercommittee)
  • Judiciary
    • Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, Ranking Member
    • Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security
    • Subcommittee on The Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights



See also: United States Senate elections in Arizona, 2012

Kyl is not running for re-election in 2012.[4] Wil Cardon, Jeff Flake, Bryan Hackbarth, and Clair Van Steenwyk are seeking the Republican nomination for Kyl's Senate seat. Don Bivens and Richard Carmona are seeking the Democratic nomination. Ian Gilyeat is running as an Independent. Primary elections will be held on August 28, 2012.


On November 7, 2006, Kyl won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Jim Pederson and Richard Mack in the general election.[5]

U.S. Senate, Arizona General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJon Kyl Incumbent 53.3% 814,398
     Democratic Jim Pederson 43.5% 664,141
     Libertarian Richard Mack 3.2% 48,231
Total Votes 1,526,770

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Kyl's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Kyl won re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2006. During that re-election cycle, Kyl's campaign committee raised a total of $15,524,019 and spent $16,103,008.[6]

His top 5 contributors between 2001-2006 were:

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Kyl and his wife, Caryll, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dennis DeConcini
U.S. Senate - Arizona
Succeeded by