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Kooyenga has championed both budget reform and school reform since his election in 2010. He has authored, co-authored, and sponsored bills and resolutions that facilitate the creation of local charter schools, reform treatment of Capitol Losses, in addition to many other issues.<ref>[https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2013/related/author_index/assembly/A14?view=section Bills by Kooyenga]</ref> During the recent budget cycle he was the leader in the effort to simplify the WI tax code. His most notable change was unifying Federal and State depreciation <ref>[
Kooyenga has championed both budget reform and school reform since his election in 2010. He has authored, co-authored, and sponsored bills and resolutions that facilitate the creation of local charter schools, reform treatment of Capitol Losses, in addition to many other issues.<ref>[https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2013/related/author_index/assembly/A14?view=section Bills by Kooyenga]</ref> During the recent budget cycle he was the leader in the effort to simplify the WI tax code. His most notable change was unifying Federal and State depreciation <ref>[http://www.maciverinstitute.com/videos/2013/05/rep-dale-kooyenga-to-introduce-tax-reform-plan-next-week/ Kooyenga Announces Tax Code Reform]</ref>
Revision as of 10:55, 14 August 2013
|Wisconsin State Assembly District 14|
|2011 - Present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Associate's||Moraine Valley Community College, 2000|
|Bachelor's||Lakeland College, 2000|
|Master's||Marquette University, 2007|
|Place of birth||Oak Lawn, IL|
|Profession||Certified Public Accountant|
Dale grew up the oldest of four siblings in a blue collar family and neighborhood. The son of a garbage man and a nurse, he is proud of the Christian values and strong Midwestern work ethic instilled in him by his parents. Following high school, Dale attended his local Community College on a basketball scholarship and was subsequently recruited by Lakeland College in Sheboygan, where he played NCAA Division III basketball and graduated with honors. He later went on to receive a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Marquette University. Dale applied his skills as a Certified Public Accountant at KPMG firm for ten years. During his career at this international accounting firm, he worked with Wisconsin's largest manufacturing, health care, financial services and nonprofit organizations.
In 2005, Dale enlisted in the United States Army alongside his two brothers. After completing basic training, Officer Candidate School and the Military Intelligence Officer Course, he returned to his career in public accounting and married Jennifer Smith. Two years later, Dale was called to serve in Iraq under the command of General David Petraeus. His team realized an 80% decrease in significant hostile acts from January 2008 to November 2008. Dale was awarded the Bronze Star for his service. Today, Dale remains a Captain in the United States Army Reserve, owns a small business, and is most proud of his roles as a husband and father. Dale and Jennifer live in Brookfield with their three children, Grant, Taylor, and Quin, where they attend Brookfield Christian Reformed Church. 
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kooyenga served on the following committees:
|Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Government Operations and State Licensing|
|• Joint Finance|
During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kooyenga served on these committees:
|Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Consumer Protection|
|• Financial Institutions|
|• Homeland Security and State Affairs|
Kooyenga has championed both budget reform and school reform since his election in 2010. He has authored, co-authored, and sponsored bills and resolutions that facilitate the creation of local charter schools, reform treatment of Capitol Losses, in addition to many other issues. During the recent budget cycle he was the leader in the effort to simplify the WI tax code. His most notable change was unifying Federal and State depreciation levels.
Kooyenga's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Jobs and the Economy - Wants to lower the tax burden on small business.
- Human life - Supports the protection of the unborn.
- State Finances - Supports cutting wasteful spending and government debt.
- Right to Bear Arms - Supports keeping weapons away from violent criminals and felons.
- Taxes - Has signed a pledge not to raise taxes.
- Education - Supports school vouchers in order to encourage competition.
- Voter ID - Supports requiring photo ID for voting..
- See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012
Kooyenga won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 14. Kooyenga ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Chris Rockwood (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 14, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Dale Kooyenga Incumbent||59.1%||20,976|
- See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010
Kooyenga was unopposed in the November 2 general election. Kooyenga defeated Republicans David Coon, Dennis Kaun, Chris Maurer, Michael Olen, and Ryan Shulander in the primary election. 
Comprehensive donor information for Kooyenga is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Kooyenga raised a total of $95,033 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 5, 2013.
|Dale Kooyenga's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Wisconsin State Assembly, District 14||$49,882|
|2010||Wisconsin State Assembly, District 14||$45,151|
|Grand Total Raised||$95,033|
2012Kooyenga won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Kooyenga raised a total of $49,882.
|Wisconsin State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Dale Kooyenga's campaign in 2012|
|Republican Party of Milwaukee County||$500|
|Ahlberg, Trevor L||$500|
|Alevizos, Gregory J||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$49,882|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Kooyenga won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Kooyenga raised a total of $45,151.
|Wisconsin State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Dale Kooyenga's campaign in 2010|
|Peter, Eric J||$500|
|Ozinga, Ruth M||$500|
|Milwaukee Police Association||$500|
|Van Vugt, Eric J||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$45,151|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Kooyenga is married and has two children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Dale + Kooyenga + Wisconsin + Assembly"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- District Office Website
- Wisconsin State Assembly - Dale Kooyenga
- Biography on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign website
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Kooyenga on Facebook
- Kooyenga on Twitter
- Kooyenga on LinkedIn
- Campaign website biography
- Bills by Kooyenga
- Kooyenga Announces Tax Code Reform
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Wisconsin Endorsements," March 26, 2012
- Wisconsin Department of Elections - Official Primary Results
- Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Candidates on Ballot by Election - 2012 Partisan Primary 8/14/2012," retrieved June 12, 2012
- Official GAB primary results
- followthemoney.org, "Kooyenga, Dale," accessed June 5, 2013
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