Arizona Libertarian Party
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Michael Kielsky is a Libertarian activist, Libertarian candidate (for Arizona Attorney General), and former officer of the Arizona Libertarian Party (chair until July 2017).
His business/professional site is at: http://www.udallshumway.com/criminallaw/our-attorney/
His personal and/or campaign site at: http://kielsky.com
His resume is:
1138 N. Alma School Rd. #101• Mesa, Arizona 85201 • MK@UdallShumway.com • 480.461.5309
Udall Shumway PLC, Mesa, Arizona
Partner & Attorney at Law, March 2016 to present
Litigator focused on criminal defense & traffic ticket defense, as well as defending clients in administrative proceedings.
Kielsky Rike PLLC (formerly Kielsky, Rike & Elgart, PLLC), Tempe, Arizona
Partner & Attorney at Law, June 2009 to March 2016
Litigator focused on criminal defense & traffic ticket defense, as well as defending clients in administrative proceedings. Appeared in over 600 criminal or traffic matters and appeals. Litigation experience in family law, protective order procedure matters, and civil. Experience with collections, bankruptcy, and landlord/tenant matters, representation of crime victims.
Sole Practitioner, Tempe, Arizona
Attorney at Law, September 2006 to June 2009
Practice focused on business & consumer law, criminal defense, representing victims of crimes, collections & bankruptcy.
COURT & BAR ADMISSIONS
State Bar of Arizona (#021864), 2006; State Bar of California (#242134), 2006; U.S. District Court, Arizona, 2007
East Valley Bar Association – President, 2011-2012 & 2016-now; Vice-President, 2013-2015
Board Member/Director, Maricopa County Bar Association – 2012-2017
Board Member, Community Legal Services – 2016-2017
State Bar of Arizona Certified CLE Presenter – 2014
Committee Member, Technology Committee, State Bar of Arizona – 2012-2015
Committee Member, Lawyer Referral Service Committee, Maricopa County Bar Association – 2012-2017
Arizona Libertarian Party – Chairman, 2005-2010 & 2016-2017; Vice-Chair, 2011-2015; Secretary, 2003-2004
Generations After, Descendants of Holocaust Survivors in Greater Phoenix – At-Large Board Member, 2013-2017
Candidate for Maricopa County Attorney, 2008, 2010, 2012
Board Member, Tri-City JCC, 2003-2004
Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California; J.D., summa cum laude, 2001; Graduated First in Class, Law Review, Honor Roll every semester; 12 Top Grade Awards; Judicial Externship, Chambers of Justice Benke, California Court of Appeal, San Diego, California, Spring 2001
Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona; B.S. in Computer Science, 1984 ===
PRIOR PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Held various positions and filled diverse roles including Software Engineer, Business Analyst, Technology Consultant, Senior Technical Staff Member, Manager, and Project Lead, and my responsibilities included project management, managing staff & technical efforts, creating policies/procedures, implementing software development processes, leading change management, coordinating applications deployment, and drafting technical documents, for companies including Arrange Technology, Go Daddy Software, Aviva, Catholic Healthcare West, DHL, Aerial Communications, First American, Compaq Computer Corp., Government Securities Clearing Corp, Materials Research Co., Motorola, Republic National Bank, APS, Intel, Honeywell, McDonnell Douglas. Work locations included Phoenix, AZ, New York, NY, Chicago, IL, Houston, TX, and San Diego, CA.
- Expertise in wide range of software applications, including most popular applications, as well as various computer systems, networks, environments, and programming languages
- Project Management, Change Management, Staff Management, Product Development, Business Operations
- Fluent in German
In 2002, Michael Kielsky was the Libertarian candidate for West Mesa Justice of the Peace, in Maricopa County, Arizona. In the general election, he received 2,975 (29.10%) votes against incumbent Republican Clayton Hamblen's 7,193 (70.37%) votes.
In 2004, Michael Kielsky was the Libertarian candidate for US Representative in Congress, Arizona CD5. In the general election, he received 6,189 (2.31%) votes against incumbent Republican JD Hayworth's 159,455 (59.50%) votes, and the Democrat Elizabeth Roger's 102,363 (38.19%) votes.
In 2008, Michael Kielsky was the Libertarian candidate for Maricopa County Attorney, Maricopa County, Arizona. In the general election, he received 54,139 (4.34%) votes against incumbent Republican Andrew Thomas' 640,691 (51.41%) votes, and the Democrat Tim Nelson's 550,634 (44.18%) votes.
In 2010, Michael Kielsky was the Libertarian candidate for Maricopa County Attorney, Maricopa County, Arizona. In the general election, he received 214,754 (25.85%) votes against Republican Bill Montgomery's 609,300 (73.34%) votes.
In 2012, Michael Kielsky was the Libertarian candidate for Maricopa County Attorney, Maricopa County, Arizona. In the general election, he received 288,281 (27.65%) votes against incumbent Republican Bill Montgomery's 753,383 (72.00%) votes.
In 2014, Michael Kielsky was the Libertarian candidate for State Representative, District 25, in Arizona. In the general election, he received 3,661 (3.61%) votes against Republican Justin Olson's 34,451 (33.97%) votes, Republican Russell Bowers' 33,220 (32.75%) votes, Democrat David Butler's 15,145 (14.93%) votes, and Democrat Sheila Ogea's 14,866 (14.66%) votes.
In 2022, Michael Kielsky was the Libertarian candidate for Arizona Attorney General. (Pending Election Results)