Candidate name: Jesse KellyParty affiliation: RepublicanDistrict: Arizona's 8thDistrict Map: Leans Democratic
Military experience: Marines, 2000 to 2004Overseas experience: Iraq, 2003Service rank: Sergeant (retired)
Opponent: Rep. Gabrielle GiffordsMilitary experience: None Incumbent: Rep. Gabrielle GiffordsKelly's campaign web siteGiffords' campaign web site
From his web site: Kelly, on veteran's issues -- As a United States Marine Corps combat veteran, Jesse Kelly has a unique understanding of the experience that undergoes our nation’s heroes. We must continue to support expanded and modernized medical, educational and occupational services for our veterans. Cost of living adjustments and improved facility funding, along with updated diagnostic medicine and occupational services are fundamental necessities for the more than 95,000 veterans residing in Arizona’s Eighth District. With the Congress currently containing the fewest number of veterans serving in US history, it is of utmost importance that we send new leaders to Washington who have worn the uniform and fought to defend our freedoms from tyranny. Those who are currently veterans have the best understanding of the needs of others who have served.
-- Complied by Leo Shane III