Jon Kyl

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Jon Kyl
U.S. Senator from Arizona
From: September 5, 2018 – December 31, 2018
Predecessor John McCain
Successor Martha McSally
U.S. Senator from Arizona
From: January 4, 1995 – January 3, 2013
Predecessor Dennis DeConcini
Successor Jeff Flake
Former U.S. Representative from Arizona's 4th Congressional District
From: January 5, 1987 – January 3, 1995
Predecessor Eldon D. Rudd
Successor John Shadegg
Party Republican
Spouse(s) Caryll L. Collins
Religion Presbyterian

Jon Kyl, born April 25, 1942 (age 80), is a United States Senator from Arizona, serving from 1997 to 2013 and again from 2018. At the time of his first retirement from the Senate in 2013, Kyl served as Senate Minority Republican Whip. In 2008, National Journal ranked Kyl the most conservative U.S. Senator.[1] He previously served as a U.S. Representative.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducy appointed Kyl to replace Senator John McCain after the latter died.[2][3] He was sworn in on September 5, 2018.[4]

United States Senate

Kyl co-sponsored legislation that would give illegal immigrants up to five years to leave the country.[5]

In February 2006, Kyl joined Senator Lindsey Graham in filing an amicus brief in the Hamdan v. Rumsfeld case, which appears to have been an attempt to mislead the Supreme Court by presenting an “extensive colloquy” added to the Congressional record but not actually spoken live in the December 21, 2005 debate as evidence that "Congress was aware" that the Detainee Treatment Act would strip the Supreme Court of jurisdiction to hear "pending cases, including this case" brought by the Guantanamo detainees.[6]

Kyl appeared in the U.S. national news near the end of his 2006 campaign as an example of a case where some bloggers were attempting to influence search engine results for searches on Kyl's name.[7]


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