|U.S. Senate, Arizona|
|January 3, 2013|
|Years in position||20|
|Assistant Minority Leader/Minority Whip, United States Senate|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 7, 2006|
|First elected||November 8, 1994|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|United States House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||University of Arizona, 1964|
|Other||LLB, University of Arizona, 1966|
|Date of birth||April 25, 1942|
|Place of birth||Oakland, NE|
Kyl has chosen to retire at the end of his term rather than seek re-election in 2012. 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:
- 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
- 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)
- Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, Ranking Member
- Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security
- Subcommittee on The Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights
Kyl is not running for re-election in 2012. 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.
|U.S. Senate, Arizona General Election, 2006|
|Republican||Jon Kyl Incumbent||53.3%||814,398|
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.
His top 5 contributors between 2001-2006 were:
|U.S. Senate election, Arizona, 2006 - Jon Kyl Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Opponent||$14,709,628|
|Total Spent by Opponent||$14,709,241|
|Top contributors to Jon Kyl's campaign committee|
|Club for Growth||$155,753|
|Snell & Wilmer||$59,750|
|Squire, Sanders & Dempsey||$55,250|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Securities & Investment||$501,665|
Congressional Staff Salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Jon Kyl paid his congressional staff a total of $2,863,770 in 2011. He ranks 4th on the list of the highest paid Republican Senatorial Staff Salaries and he ranks 83rd overall of the lowest paid Senatorial Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Arizona ranks 31st in average salary for senatorial staff. The average U.S. Senate congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Kyl's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $645,238 and $708,235. That averages to $676,736, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Senators in 2010 of $7,054,258.
Percentage voting with party
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.
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Kyl and his wife, Caryll, have two children.
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- Gov Track "John Kyl," Accessed March 3, 2012
- Politico "Sen. Jon Kyl announces his retirement from Senate" Accessed February 18, 2012
- Biographical Director of the United States Congress "Jon Llewellyn Kyl," Accessed October 20, 2011
- Huffington Post "Jon Kyl Retiring in 2012: Report," February 10, 2011
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006"
- Open Secrets "Jon Kyl 2006 Election Cycle," Accessed October 22 2011
- LegiStorm "Jon Kyl"
- OpenSecrets.org, "Kyl, (R-AZ), 2010"
- Open Congress "Voting With Party," Accessed October 19, 2011
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