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Klint Kesto

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Klint Kesto
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Michigan House of Representatives, District 39
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2002
J.D.Wayne State University, 2006
Personal
ProfessionAssistant Prosecuting Attorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Klint Kesto is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 39. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Kesto earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan in 2002, and his J.D. from the Wayne State University Law School in 2006. His professional experience includes working as a small business owner and attorney, including a stint as assistant prosecutor for Wayne County. He has worked for the United States Department of Energy and the United States Department of Justice.[1][2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kesto served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Families, Children, and Seniors
Health Policy
Judiciary, Vice-chair
Regulatory Reform

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Kesto's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

Jobs

  • Excerpt: "If elected your State Representative, I will work to reduce regulatory barriers on small business owners, create incentives for companies to invest in the state of Michigan, and ensure strong economic growth."

Public Safety

  • Excerpt: "I will work to safeguard the jobs and budgets of the police force, fire departments, prosecutor’s offices, and other first responders in order to ensure a safe and prosperous community."

Education Funding

  • Excerpt: "If elected State Representative of the 39th District, I will provide a strong voice for education and will fight for every dollar to help our local schools, but more importantly, our local students."

Accountability

  • Excerpt: "I pledge to post updates of my voting record and what is going on in Lansing on my social media network. This will provide you with a real time update of how I’m representing you and allow you to give immediate feedback on the issues."

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kesto won eleciton in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 39. He defeated Albert Clawson, Nicholas Kennedy, Brad Hantler, Bubba Urdan, and Kristine Zrinyi in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Pam Jackson (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 39, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKlint Kesto Incumbent 53.3% 24,382
     Democratic Pam Jackson 46.7% 21,403
Total Votes 45,785
Michigan House of Representatives, District 39 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKlint Kesto 28.2% 2,626
Brad Hantler 21.6% 2,012
Kristine Zrinyi 17.1% 1,590
Nicholas Kennedy 17% 1,578
Bubba Urdan 14.3% 1,327
Albert Clawson 1.8% 172
Total Votes 9,305

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kesto is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Kesto raised a total of $248,254 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 10, 2013.[6]

Klint Kesto's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 39 Won $248,254
Grand Total Raised $248,254

2012

Kesto won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kesto raised a total of $248,254.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lisa Brown (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 39
2013–present
Succeeded by
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