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'''Larry Kissell''' is a [[Democratic]] representative of the 8th district of [[North Carolina]].
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|Name = Larry Kissell
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|Position = U.S. House, North Carolina, District 8
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|Status = Incumbent
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|Tenure = January 3, 2009-Present
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|Birthday = January 31, 1951
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|Place of birth = Pinehurst, North Carolina
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|Profession = Businessman, Teacher
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|Religion = Baptist
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|Office website = http://kissell.house.gov/
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|Campaign website = http://www.larrykissell.com/
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}}{{tnr}}'''Lawrence Webb "Larry" Kissell''' (b. January 31, 1951) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] from [[North Carolina]]. Kissell was elected by voters from [[North Carolina's 8th congressional district]].
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==Biography==
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Kissell was born in Pinehurst, [[North Carolina]]. He earned his B.A. from Wake Forest University in 1973.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=K000369 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "KISSELL, Larry, (1951 - )"]</ref>
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==Career==
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After earning his degree, Kissell worked for 27 years in textiles. In 2001, Kissell began a new career as a high school civics teacher in East Montgomery, [[North Carolina]].<ref>[http://kissell.house.gov/about/index.shtml ''Congressman Larry Kissell, Representing the 8th District of North Carolina'' "Biography"]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
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===U.S. House===
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====2011-2012====
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Kissell serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://kissell.house.gov/about/index.shtml ''Congressman Larry Kissell, Representing the 8th District of North Carolina'' "Biography"]</ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture|Agriculture Committee]]
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**Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
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**Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services|Armed Services Committee]]
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**Subcommittee on Readiness
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**Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
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==Issues==
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===Political positions===
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===Specific Votes===
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====Percentage voting with party====
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=====November 2011=====
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{{Congress vote percent
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|name=Larry Kissell
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|party=Democratic
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|percent=76.3%
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|rank=175th
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|total=192
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|chamber=House
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|year=January 2012
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|DHouse=Y
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}}
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===Sponsored legislation===
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==Elections==
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===2010===
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On November 2, 2010, Kissell was re-elected to the [[United States House]] for a second term. He defeated Harold Johnson ([[Republican|R]]), Thomas Hill ([[Libertarian]]), and the Write-in candidates.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>
  
== Voting Record ==
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{{Election box 2010
=== Frequency of Voting with Democratic Leadership ===
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|Chamber= U.S. House, North Carolina Congressional District 8 General Election
 
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|party1= Democratic
According to a July 2010 analysis of 1,357 votes cast from January 1, 2009 to June 16, 2010, Rep. Kissell has voted with the House Democratic leadership 95.7% of the time.<ref>http://alineofsight.com/sites/alos.rootshq.net/files/2010-07-02_House_Dem_Voting_Report.pdf</ref>  That same analysis reported that he also voted with party leadership 96.3% of the time in 2010.
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|party2= Republican
 
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|party3= Libertarian
=== Washington Post Analysis ===
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|party4= Write-in
 
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|winner1 = Larry Kissell
A separate analysis from ''The Washington Post'', concluded that he votes 96.3% of the time with the majority of rank-and-file Democrats in the House of Representatives.<ref>http://projects.washingtonpost.com/congress/111/house/party-voters/</ref>
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 = Harold Johnson
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|candidate3 = Thomas Hill
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|candidate4 =  
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|votes1 = 88776
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|votes2 = 73129
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|votes3 = 5098
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|votes4 = 439
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}}
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==Campaign donors==
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===2010===
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[[File:Larry_Kissell_2010_Donor_Breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Kissell's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]] Kissell was re-elected to the [[U.S. House]] in 2010 for a second term. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,104,141 and spent $1,105,922.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2010&cid=N00028859&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Larry Kissell 2010 Election Data," Accessed January 4, 2012]</ref>
  
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{{Congress donor box 2010
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|Chamber = U.S. House, North Carolina
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = $1,104,141
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|total spent = $1,105,922
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|opponent raised = $1,079,623
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|opponent spent = $1,066,424
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|org1 = Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
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|org2 = American Crystal Sugar
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|org3 = American Federation of Teachers
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|org4 = American Fedn of St/Cnty/Munic Employees
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|org5 = American Postal Workers Union
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|orgdonor1 = $14,000
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|orgdonor2 = $10,000
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|orgdonor3 = $10,000
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|orgdonor4 = $10,000
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|orgdonor5 = $10,000
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|ind1 = Leadership PACs
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|ind2 = Public Sector Unions
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|ind3 = Candidate Committees
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|ind4 = Industrial Unions
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|ind5 = Health Professionals
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|inddonor1 = $94,500
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|inddonor2 = $80,900
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|inddonor3 = $60,750
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|inddonor4 = $53,000
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|inddonor5 = $51,000
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|}}
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==Personal==
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Kissell is married to his wife, Tina, and they have two daughters: Jenny and Aspen.<ref>[http://kissell.house.gov/about/index.shtml ''Congressman Larry Kissell, Representing the 8th District of North Carolina'' "Biography"]</ref>
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==External links==
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*[http://kissell.house.gov/ Congressman Larry Kissell] ''official U.S. House site''
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*[http://www.larrykissell.com/ Congressman Larry Kissell] ''official campaign site''
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==References==
 
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Revision as of 22:10, 4 January 2012

Larry Kissell
Larry Kissell.jpg
U.S. House, North Carolina, District 8
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2009-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWake Forest University
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 31, 1951
Place of birthPinehurst, North Carolina
ProfessionBusinessman, Teacher
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Lawrence Webb "Larry" Kissell (b. January 31, 1951) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from North Carolina. Kissell was elected by voters from North Carolina's 8th congressional district.

Biography

Kissell was born in Pinehurst, North Carolina. He earned his B.A. from Wake Forest University in 1973.[1]

Career

After earning his degree, Kissell worked for 27 years in textiles. In 2001, Kissell began a new career as a high school civics teacher in East Montgomery, North Carolina.[2]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

Kissell serves on the following committees:[3]

  • Agriculture Committee
    • Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
    • Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture
  • Armed Services Committee
    • Subcommittee on Readiness
    • Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces

Issues

Political positions

Specific Votes

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Larry Kissell voted with the Democratic Party 76.3% of the time, which ranked 175th among the 192 House Democratic members as of January 2012.[4]

Elections

2010

On November 2, 2010, Kissell was re-elected to the United States House for a second term. He defeated Harold Johnson (R), Thomas Hill (Libertarian), and the Write-in candidates.[5]

U.S. House, North Carolina Congressional District 8 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Kissell Incumbent 53% 88,776
     Republican Harold Johnson 43.7% 73,129
     Libertarian Thomas Hill 3% 5,098
     Write-in 0.3% 439
Total Votes 167,442

Campaign donors

2010

Breakdown of the source of Kissell's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Kissell was re-elected to the U.S. House in 2010 for a second term. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,104,141 and spent $1,105,922.[6]

Personal

Kissell is married to his wife, Tina, and they have two daughters: Jenny and Aspen.[7]

External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Robin Hayes
U.S. House of Representatives - North Carolina District 8
2009–Present
Succeeded by
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