In 2010, Arizona will have a decision: whether to continue down the wrong track of our current Legislature, or change direction and start investing in its future. Please join me in changing the direction of our state.
Tyler Kissell has lived in the Valley of the Sun since 1984. Growing up in Litchfield Park he attended Litchfield Elementary, Western Sky Middle School and Agua Fria High School. This proud graduate of
the Arizona educational system went on to further his knowledge base by attending Arizona State University. While in attendance at Arizona State Kissell completed his Bachelor of Science in Political Science.
After graduating from ASU Tyler went on to teach preschool in South Africa. Upon returning home Kissell began working as a Securities and Annuities Agent for a mutual fund company in Scottsdale, where he still works today.
I have had the privilege to view our school system from the perspective of both a student and an educator. While we have wonderful educators dedicated to our students, the current legislature has not given them the support they need to excel. Arizona currently ranks 49th out of 50 states for funding per student. Our children deserve better.
Our district in the last ten years has grown substantially, with that growth our need for well supported First Responders has also increased. 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. Cutting these services will cut jobs in the communities these individuals protect, adding to the problems associated with our current recession.
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. We have the land, the sun, and the infrastructure to bring the jobs that will make Arizona sustainable. If Arizona is to meet this promise we will need to provide our children the education needed to fulfill these emerging careers. It is only by strengthening our schools can we produce the students capable of embracing the new career opportunities.
I am running through clean elections, which means I need to obtain 260 five dollar contributions.
If you would like to contribute please click here to print out and mail a contribution form. With the form include either a five dollar check made out to "Kissell for Senate" or a cash contribution.
I am able to accept contributions from all registered voters within my district, LD 12. To verify your legislative district please see your voter registration card.
Contributions should be mailed to:13868 W Cambridge Ave