Larry Kissell

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Larry Kissell is currently serving the 8th Congressional District of North Carolina

Larry Kissell has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 8th district of the State of North Carolina, since 2009 (map).

Positions, record and controversies


Born in 1951, Kissell graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in economics in 1973. He worked in the manufacturing of textiles for many years until plant closings prompted him to switch careers. Since 2001, he has worked as a social studies teacher. He and his wife Tina have two children.[1]

2006 elections

Kissell's race against Rep. Robin Hayes (R-N.C.) in the 2006 congressional elections was very close, as Hayes held a 465-vote lead after an initial count. The count did not, however, include 1,492 provisional ballots.[2] Eventually, however, Hayes was declared the winner.

2008 elections

On May 6, 2008 Kissell won the Democratic nomination to challenge incumbent Rep. Robin Hayes (R-NC.) by running unopposed. [3] Kissell defeated incumbent Robin Hayes in November 2008 general elections. [4]

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases.

Campaign contributions

The following is drawn from government records of campaign contributions to Larry Kissell. Campaign contributions are one of the most direct conduits for influencing members of Congress. How to use this information. <crpcontribdata>cid=N00028859&cycle=2008</crpcontribdata>

Committees and affiliations


Kissell is assigned to the House Committee on Armed Services.


More background data

Background information on Robin Hayes, whom Larry Kissell challenged in the 2006 congressional elections:


Phone: 1-877-454-7735
Fax: 910-728-4751
Mail: 106 East Main Street
PO Box 1530
Biscoe, NC 27209

Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles


  1. About Larry Kissell Larry Kissell for Congress.
  2. Eric Kleefeld, "The Latest On The Last Up-For-Grabs House Races: No One's Conceding" TPM Cafe, November 13, 2006.
  3. AP "North Carolina-Summary Vote Results" The The Appleton Post-Crescent, May 7, 2008
  4. "North Carolina 2008 General Election",, November 4, 2008

External resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

External articles

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
Leadership Position:
Committees Chaired:
Ranking Member On:

Committees: House Committee on Armed Services, House Committee on Agriculture
110th Congress
Leadership Position:
Committees Chaired:
Ranking Member On:

Committees: n/a
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 4, 2008
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2009
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
Previous Political Work?
None or not available
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 325 McGill Ave Suite 500, Concord, NC 28025
Phone: 704-786-1612 / Fax: 704-782-1004
2. 230 E Franklin St., Rockingham, NC 28379
Phone: 910-997-2070 / Fax: 910-997-7987
3. 6257 Raeford Rd. Suite 2, Fayetteville, NC 28304
Phone: / Fax:

Campaign Contact:

Webform Email: / Email:

Campaign Offices:

1. Kissell for Congress, 106 East Main Street, PO Box 1530, Biscoe, NC 27209
Phone: 877-428-4048 / Fax:

Zip Code Affiliations:

Date of Birth: January 31, 1951