Ryan Kiesel

Ryan Kiesel served three terms in the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 2004 to 2010.

Prior to joining the staff of the ACLU of Oklahoma, Kiesel was in private practice with a law firm in Oklahoma City. Ryan also teaches a seminar, Politics and the Law, as an adjunct professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

Ryan received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma and a J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

This Week in Oklahoma Politics Looks at Elections
8:40 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Governor Gets Some Exemptions to Open Records

In This Week in Oklahoma Politics KOSUs Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about a judges ruling that the Governor has some exemptions when it comes to the Open Records Act.

Conversation then moves to the primary elections already underway starting with the State Superintendent.

The trio then looks at the Senate race to fill Tom Coburn's seat and the Congressional race to fill the seat being vacated by James Lankford.

Read more
No Common Core, Fort Sill Youths & Eric Cantor
7:40 am
Fri June 13, 2014

No More Common Core: This Week in Oklahoma Politics

  Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel talk with KOSU's Michael Cross about events This Week in Oklahoma Politics.

Late last week with just two days left till deaadline, Governor Fallin signed House Bill 3399 to repeal Common Core, a set of standards she herself championed as head of the National Governor's Association.

The federal government recently announced it is moving as many as 1,400 young people who appear to be in the country illegally without parents in the U.S. to Fort Sill just outside of Lawton.

Read more
Budget, Storm Shelters, Attack Ads & Impeach Obama
8:40 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Governor Signs Budget This Week in Oklahoma Politics

This Week in Oklahoma Politics Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel talk to KOSU's Michael Cross about Governor Mary Fallin signing the $7.1 billion budget which some say comes with questionable accounting, Take Shelter Oklahoma tries once again for a $500 million dollar bond for storm shelters in all Oklahoma schools, attack ads starting to pop up with primaries just about two weeks away and the release of U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl leads Senate candidate Randy Brogdon to call for the impeachment of President Obama.

Read more
Some Bills Lived, Some Died and Some Still Unknown
8:40 am
Fri May 30, 2014

The 2014 Legislative Session Ends in This Week in Oklahoma Politics

In This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about the 2014 legislative session, the death of a bill which would have allowed schools to increase bonds to buy storm shelters, the decision still faced by Governor Fallin on signing or vetoing a bill to repeal Common Core, a challenge to the bill to increase the tax incentive on horizontal drilling an a look ahead to the 2014 elections.

Read more
Reading Retention Change Becomes Law
8:40 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Governor Veto Overidden This Week in Oklahoma Politics

  In This Week in Oklahoma Politics, Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel talk to KOSU's Michael Cross about the veto override on the bill to makes changes to the Reading Sufficiency Act, the $7.1B budget, a change in the horizontal drilling tax rate and an estimate as to when the lawmakers will leave for the session.

Read more
Prisons, Treasurer Warning, Budget, Speaker
9:40 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Lawmakers Mull Money for Prisons This Week in Oklahoma Politics

  In This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks to Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about a $13M supplemental budget bill under consideration in the State Capitol, the State Treasurer levels warning after Kansas bond rating drops, budget talks appear stalled with just three weeks left in the session and House Speaker Jeff Hickman gets elected to a full two year term.

Read more
This Week in Oklahoma Politics
8:40 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Botched Execution, Gubernatorial Vetoes and Tea Parties

Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel talk about the death of an inmate behind closed doors after something went wrong in his execution, the governor vetoes House bills after a bond for Capitol repairs fails in that chamber and the state and national Tea Parties are at odd over support for U.S. Senate candidates.

Read more