|Louisiana State Senate, District 35|
|January 11, 2016|
|Years in position||12|
|Per diem||$6,000/year for expenses; $153/day per diem|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 19, 2011|
|First elected||November, 2003|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|J.D.||Louisiana State University School of Law, 1957|
Kostelka earned his J.D. from Louisiana State University School of Law in 1957. His professional experience includes working as District Attorney/Assistant District Attorney for the Fourth District Court, Louisiana District Judge for the Fourth Judicial District Court of Louisiana, and Judge for the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal.
In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Kostelka served on the following committees:
- Judiciary C, Chairman
- Labor & Industrial Relations
- Revenue & Fiscal Affairs
- Senate & Governmental Affairs
- Joint Legislative Capital Outlay
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Kostelka served on the following committees:
In the 2008-2009 legislative session, Kostelka served on the following committees:
- See also: Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011
Kostelka ran for re-election in 2011. He defeated Jeff Guerriero (R) in the October 22 primary. Because Louisiana uses a blanket primary system, a candidate can be declared the overall winner of the seat by garnering 50 percent +1 of the vote in the primary. However, if no candidate reaches this threshold, then a general election would have taken place on November 19, 2011 between the top-two vote getters.
|Louisiana State Senate District 35 Blanket Primary, 2011|
|Republican||Robert Kostelka Incumbent||52%||14,644|
In 2007 Robert Kostelka was re-elected to the Louisiana State Senate District 35. Kostelka's vote totals are not available because he ran unopposed. He raised $112,699 for his campaign fund.
In 2011, Kostelka received $208,595 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Louisiana State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Robert Kostelka's campaign in 2011|
|Republican Legislative Delegation Campaign Cmte Of Louisiana||$20,000|
|Louisiana Manufacturers Association||$3,500|
|Louisiana Hospital Association||$3,000|
|Louisiana Medical Association||$3,000|
|Total Raised in 2011||$208,595|
|Total Votes received in 2011||14,644|
|Cost of each vote received||$14.24|
In 2007, a year in which Kostelka was up for election, he collected $112,699 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2007 were:
|Louisiana Restaurant Association-PAC||$5,000|
|Johnston Perry Johnson & Associates||$4,800|
|Louisiana Association of Business and Industry||$3,516|
|Green Clinic Management Inc||$2,500|
Kostelka and his wife, Felicia, have five children.
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- Louisiana State Senate
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- Sen. Kostelka's website
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003
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