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}}{{tnr}}'''Debra Kolste''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], representing District 44 since 2013.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Debra Kolste''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], representing [[Wisconsin State Assembly District 44|District 44]]. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2015 legislative session===
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At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Kolste served on the following committees:
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|Chamber = State Assembly
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|Committee1 = Workforce Development
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|Committee2 = Transportation
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|Committee3 = Health
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|Committee4 = Public Benefit Reform
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===2013-2014===
 
===2013-2014===
 
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kolste served on the following committees:
 
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kolste served on the following committees:
  
 
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==Elections==
 
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===2014===
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{{WI HD44 2014}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
  
Kolste won election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|Wisconsin State Assembly]] District 44. She defeated [[Sam Liebert]], [[Yuri Rashkin]], and [[Kevin Murray]] in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated incumbent [[Joe Knilans]] (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/page/candidates_on_ballot_08_14_12_partisan_primary_pdf_18477.PDF ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'', "Candidates on Ballot by Election - 2012 Partisan Primary 8/14/2012," retrieved June 12, 2012]</ref>
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Kolste won election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|Wisconsin State Assembly]] District 44. She defeated [[Sam Liebert]], [[Yuri Rashkin]], and [[Kevin Murray]] in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated incumbent [[Joe Knilans]] (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/results/2012/partisan-primary ''Government Accountability Board,'' "2012 Fall Partisan Primary," accessed May 5, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/results/2012/fall-general ''Government Accountability Board,'' "2012 Fall General Election," accessed May 5, 2014]</ref>
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Kolste
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|Full name = Debra Kolste
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|year = 2012
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|Editdate = June 6, 2013
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=1416195 ''followthemoney.org'', "Kolste, Debra," accessed June 6, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Democratic
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|totalraised2012 = 63839
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 44]]
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===2012===
 
===2012===
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 63,839
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|org1 = Kolste, Debra
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|org2 = Assembly Democratic Campaign Cmte of Wisconsin
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|org3 = Barton, Larry
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|org4 = Cullen, Timothy F
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|org5 = Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin
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|orgamount1 = 16744
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|orgamount2 = 1025
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|orgamount3 = 500
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|orgamount4 = 500
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|orgamount5 = 500
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|}}
  
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==Scorecards==
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{{Wisconsin legislature scorecards|Begin=2013|End=2020}}
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
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==See also==
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*[[Wisconsin State Legislature]]
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*[[Wisconsin State Assembly]]
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*[[Wisconsin State Assembly#Assembly standing committees |Wisconsin State Assembly Committees]]
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*[[Wisconsin State Legislature#Joint legislative committees|Wisconsin Joint Committees]]
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*[[Wisconsin state legislative districts]]
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/Pages/leg-info.aspx?d=44&h=A Rep. Kolste's website]
 
*[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/Pages/leg-info.aspx?d=44&h=A Rep. Kolste's website]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/DebKolsteforStateAssembly Facebook campaign page]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/DebKolsteforStateAssembly Facebook campaign page]
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* [http://openstates.org/wi/legislators/WIL000521/debra-kolste/ Profile from Open States]
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*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=152854 2012]
  
 
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Debra Kolste
Debra Kolste.jpeg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 44
Incumbent
In office
January 7, 2013 – present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 2
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln (1975)
Personal
Date of birthJune 20, 1953
ProfessionMedical Technologist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Debra Kolste is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 44. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Kolste served on the following committees:

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2015
Workforce Development
Transportation
Health
Public Benefit Reform

2013-2014

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

Elections

2014

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for all 99 seats in the Wisconsin State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 12, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Incumbent Debra Kolste was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Jacob Dorsey was unopposed in the Republican primary.[1][2] However, prior to the general election, Dorsey withdrew his candidacy. Kolste was to run unopposed in the general election,[3] but Dorsey appeared on the general election ballot.[4] Incumbent Kolste defeated Dorsey, and was re-elected for another term.[5]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 44 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDebra Kolste Incumbent 68% 13,354
     Republican Jacob Dorsey 32% 6,298
Total Votes 19,652

2012

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Kolste won election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 44. She defeated Sam Liebert, Yuri Rashkin, and Kevin Murray in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated incumbent Joe Knilans (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 44, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Joe Knilans Incumbent 38.3% 10,571
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDebra Kolste 61.5% 16,983
     - Scattering 0.2% 43
Total Votes 27,597
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 44 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDebra Kolste 42.1% 1,926
Kevin Murray 35.2% 1,610
Yuri Rashkin 15.4% 705
Sam Liebert 7.3% 335
Total Votes 4,576

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kolste is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Kolste raised a total of $63,839 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 6, 2013.[8]

Debra Kolste's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 44 Won $63,839
Grand Total Raised $63,839

2012

Kolste won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Kolste raised a total of $63,839.
Wisconsin State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Debra Kolste's campaign in 2012
Kolste, Debra$16,744
Assembly Democratic Campaign Cmte of Wisconsin$1,025
Barton, Larry$500
Cullen, Timothy F$500
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin$500
Total Raised in 2012$63,839
Source: Follow the Money

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Wisconsin

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Wisconsin scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

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2014

In 2014, the Wisconsin State Legislature was in session from January 14 through June 4.

Legislators are scored on their stances on voting, money in politics and democracy reform legislation.
Legislators are scored on "how well [their votes] represented the priorities of the MMAC."
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against NPCW's position.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against the Wisconsin AFL-CIO's position.
Legislators are scored on their stances on conservation issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation WMC deemed as "most important issues for the business community."
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation that "impact Wisconsin's law enforcement community."
Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental bills.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joe Knilans (R)
Wisconsin State Assembly District 44
2013–present
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