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{{tnr}}'''Dale Kooyenga''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], District 14. He was first elected in 2010.
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{{tnr}}'''Dale Kooyenga''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], representing District 14. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. Sign up to receive E-updates from Rep. Kooyenga explaining current issues and news. <ref>[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/assembly/kooyenga/eupdates/Pages/default.aspx E-Updates]</ref>
  
Kooyenga graduated with honors from Lakeland College in Sheboygan. He earned Masters in business Administration from Marquette University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and also serves as an Officer in the United States Army Reserve<ref>[http://www.dalekooyenga.com/biography.html Campaign website biography]</ref>
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==Biography==
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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<ref>[http://www.dalekooyenga.com/biography.html Campaign website biography]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
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==Issues==
 
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===Recent Work===
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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 levels.<ref>[http://www.maciverinstitute.com/videos/2013/05/rep-dale-kooyenga-to-introduce-tax-reform-plan-next-week/ Kooyenga Announces Tax Code Reform]</ref>
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====2010====
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Kooyenga's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
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* Jobs and the Economy - Wants to lower the tax burden on small business.
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* Human life - Supports the protection of the unborn.
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* State Finances - Supports cutting wasteful spending and government debt.
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* Right to Bear Arms - Supports keeping weapons away from violent criminals and felons.
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* Taxes - Has signed a pledge not to raise taxes.
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* Education - Supports school vouchers in order to encourage competition.
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* Voter ID - Supports requiring photo ID for voting.
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===Presidential preference===
 
===Presidential preference===
 
{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2012/03/mitt-romney-announces-wisconsin-endorsements ''Mitt Romney for President,'' "Mitt Romney Announces Wisconsin Endorsements," March 26, 2012]</ref>
 
{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2012/03/mitt-romney-announces-wisconsin-endorsements ''Mitt Romney for President,'' "Mitt Romney Announces Wisconsin Endorsements," March 26, 2012]</ref>
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====Campaign themes====
 
Kooyenga lists the following issues on his campaign website:
 
* 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.
 
  
 
==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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==External links==
 
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=126992 Biography on Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/pages/leg-info.aspx?d=14&h=A District Office Website]
* [http://www.dalekooyenga.com/index.html Campaign website]
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*[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/assembly/kooyenga/Pages/default.aspx  Wisconsin State Assembly - Dale Kooyenga]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=126992 Biography on Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://www.dalekooyenga.com/index.html Campaign website]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=143395 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=131594 2010]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=143395 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=131594 2010]
* [http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=172678752902 Kooyenga on Facebook]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=172678752902 Kooyenga on Facebook]
* [http://twitter.com/dalekooyenga Kooyenga on Twitter]
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*[http://twitter.com/dalekooyenga Kooyenga on Twitter]
* [http://www.linkedin.com/in/kooyenga Kooyenga on LinkedIn]
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*[http://www.linkedin.com/in/kooyenga Kooyenga on LinkedIn]
  
 
==References==
 
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Revision as of 10:58, 14 August 2013

Dale Kooyenga
Dale Kooyenga.jpg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 14
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sMoraine Valley Community College, 2000
Bachelor'sLakeland College, 2000
Master'sMarquette University, 2007
Personal
Birthday02/12/1979
Place of birthOak Lawn, IL
ProfessionCertified Public Accountant
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Dale Kooyenga is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 14. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. Sign up to receive E-updates from Rep. Kooyenga explaining current issues and news. [1]

Biography

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. [2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance
Government Operations and State Licensing
Joint Finance

2011-2012

During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kooyenga served on these committees:

Issues

Recent Work

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.[3] 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.[4]

2010

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.

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Dale Kooyenga endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [5]

Elections

2012

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[6] and defeated Chris Rockwood (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[7]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 14, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDale Kooyenga Incumbent 59.1% 20,976
     Democratic Chris Rockwood 40.8% 14,490
     Scattering 0.1% 42
Total Votes 35,508

2010

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. [8]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 14

Republican Primary (2010)

Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dale P Kooyenga (R) 6,002 60.76%
David L. Coon (R) 1,634 16.54%
Chris Maurer (R) 1,225 12.4%
Ryan Shulander (R) 397 4.02%
Dennis Kaun (R) 376 3.81%
Michael E. Olen (R) 225 2.28%

Campaign donors

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.[9]

Dale Kooyenga's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 14 Won $49,882
2010 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 14 Won $45,151
Grand Total Raised $95,033

2012

Kooyenga 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
Peter, Gina$500
Republican Party of Milwaukee County$500
Ahlberg, Trevor L$500
Humana$500
Alevizos, Gregory J$500
Total Raised in 2012$49,882
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Kooyenga won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Kooyenga raised a total of $45,151.

Personal

Kooyenga is married and has two children.

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Preceded by
Leah Vukmir
Wisconsin State Assembly District 14
2010-Present
Succeeded by
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