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.

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This week in Oklahoma Politics,  KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about State Question 780 to reclassify certain property and drug crimes as misdemeanors rather than felonies, Donald Trump's slip in the polls and Governor Fallin continues to support the Republican nominee.

The trio also discusses a push by state lawmakers to comply with the Federal Real ID Act after an extension request was denied and Governor Fallin announces changes to her staff.

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about State Question 779 to raise sales tax by a penny to pay for teacher raises and other educational needs, the state Supreme Court striking down an anti-abortion bill on parental consent and no challenge to the signatures gathered for a medical marijuana ballot initiative.

This week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about State Question 777 known as "Right to Farm" by supporters and "Right to Harm" by opponents, the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and a new poll showing one in four Oklahomans supporting secession from the United States if Clinton wins in November.

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about State Question 776 to enshrine all forms of executions into the Oklahoma constitution, Attorney General Scott Pruitt joining in support to reform the practice by police of seizing property and cash upon arrest and Oklahoma joining with 20 other states in opposition to a new federal rule on overtime pay for salaried employees.

This Week in Oklahoma KOSU's Michael Cross talks with ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill about the state Supreme Court striking down the controversial opt-out provision of the Workers' Compensation Law passed by the GOP legislature in 2013, a delay in the acceptance of procedures to could put executions on hold for the next two year and more injection wells get shut down after a fault line was recently discovered through the 5.8 quake which hit Oklahoma earlier this month.

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill about the political fallout over what has now become the strongest earthquake in Oklahoma history at 5.8 magnitude this past Saturday, the declaration by Governor Fallin of no special session to use $140M in surplus money for teacher raises and a lawsuit by medical marijuana supporters saying Attorney General Scott Pruitt's rewrite of their ballot initiative is biased.

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 biggest stories to come out of the summer break, especially the $140M surplus found by the state and the upcoming general election.

This Week in Oklahoma it's the final episode before summer break. KOSU's Michael Cross talks with ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill about the primary elections including the Tulsa Mayoral race, the fate of incumbents on the state and federal level and the success of educators vying for legislative seats.

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 effect the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida has had on the debate over national security and gun rights as well as the Presidential campaign, the upcoming local, state and federal primaries June 28th and the $250,000 a year job for former Edmond Mayor and Republican Corporation Commissioner Patrice Douglas.

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill about a new practice by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol to seize funds off of credit, debit and pre-paid cards, new measures signed into law by Governor Fallin and new state questions going to voters to deal with overcrowding in state prison.

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