Edmund Kuempel

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Edmund Kuempel
Texas House of Representatives District 45
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Republican
Profession Legislator
Edmund Kuempel was a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 44 since 1983 to 2010. Representative Kuempel died of a heart attack on November 4, 2010, just two days after winning his seat for another term in an uncontested race.[1] A special election was called by the governor to fill the vacant seat. The seat was filled by John Kuempel in the December 14, 2010 special election.

Kuempel received his B.A. in Business from Texas Lutheran College. He worked as a Salesman for Structural Metals, Incorporated, and was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church.[2]

  • HB 4273 - Relating to the issuance of a permit to a local government corporation for a public water supply project.
  • HB 4416 - Relating to the establishment of the Texas Gaming Commission to regulate games of chance or other gaming activities at specific locations including dog or horse tracks, destination resort casinos, or on Indian tribal lands.
  • HB 4754 - Relating to the creation of the Guadalupe County Municipal Utility District No. 3; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.
  • HB 4755 - Relating to the creation of the Guadalupe County Development and Management District; providing authority to impose an assessment, impose a tax, and issue bonds.[3]



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kuempel won re-election in District 44. He defeated Robin Walker in the March 2 Republican primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 44
2010 Special election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Edmund Kuempel (R) 37,037 100%


On November 4, 2008, Kuempel won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 44th District, defeating John Lynch (L). Kuempel received 46,686 votes in the election while Lynch received 9,959 votes.[5] Kuempel raised $217,087 for his campaign.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 44
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Edmund Kuempel (R) 46,686 82.41%
John Lynch (L) 9,959 17.58%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Kuempel received $482,603 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]


Below are Kuempel's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[8]

Contributor 2008 total
Texas House of Representatives $6,225
Texas Automobile Dealers Assoc $5,000
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $5,000
Texans for Economic Development $5,000
Texas Energy Associations PAC $5,000

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Texas House District 44
Succeeded by