Robert Kostelka

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Robert Kostelka
Robert W. Kostelka.jpg
Louisiana State Senate, District 35
Incumbent
In office
2003-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$16,800/year
Per diem$6,000/year for expenses; $153/day per diem
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 19, 2011
First electedNovember, 2003
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
J.D.Louisiana State University School of Law, 1957
Personal
ProfessionLegislator
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Robert W. "Bob" Kostelka is a Republican member of the Louisiana State Senate, representing District 35. He was first elected to the chamber in 2003.

Biography

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.

Committee assignments

2012-2013

In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Kostelka served on the following committees:

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Kostelka served on the following committees:

2008-2009

In the 2008-2009 legislative session, Kostelka served on the following committees:

Elections

2011

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.[1]

Louisiana State Senate District 35 Blanket Primary, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Kostelka Incumbent 52% 14,644
     Republican Jeff Guerriero 48% 13,494
Total Votes 28,138

2007

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.[2]

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Kostelka received $208,595 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[3]

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
Entergy$3,000
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

2007

In 2007, a year in which Kostelka was up for election, he collected $112,699 in donations.[4]

His five largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
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
John O'Neal $2,500

Personal

Kostelka and his wife, Felicia, have five children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Louisiana State Senate District 35
2003–present
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