Larry Kissell

Lawrence Webb " Larry " Kissell ( born January 31, 1951 in Pinehurst, North Carolina) is an American politician. Between 2009 and 2013 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives. In the congressional election in 2012 he was defeated his Republican competitors Richard Hudson.


Larry Kissell visited in Biscoe to 1969 the East Montgomery High School. Subsequently, he studied until 1973 economics at Wake Forest University in Winston- Salem. For 27 years he worked in a hosiery factory. Since 2001 he was a teacher of social studies at East Montgomery High School.

Politically, Kissell joined the Democratic Party. In 2006, he ran unsuccessfully for Congress yet. In the congressional elections of 2008, he was then in the eighth constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Robin Hayes on January 3, 2009. After a re-election in the elections of 2010 - he sat down with 53 percent of the vote against the Republicans by Harold Johnson - he lost the 2012 election; his mandate ended with the inauguration of his successor, Republican Richard Hudson on January 3, 2013. Kissell was a member of the Agriculture Committee and the Armed Services Committee and three subcommittees.

He is married and lives privately in Biscoe.