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Revision as of 11:16, 17 August 2010

Frederick Kessler
Kessler frederick.jpg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 12
Assumed office
Current term ends
Political party Democrat
Profession Labor Arbitrator
Website House site
Frederick Kessler (b. Janurary 11, 1940) is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 12th District since 2005. He previously served in the Assembly from 1961-1972.

Kessler currently works as a labor arbitrator. He has served as Circuit Judge in Wisconsin (1978-1981, 1986-1988), and County Court Judge of Milwaukee County (1972-1979).

He is a board member of the World Affairs Council of Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Chapter American Civil Liberties Union.[1]

Issue positions

Kessler's answers to the Wisconsin State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test are available. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected. Kessler did not provide an answer when asked what his top legislative priorities were.[2]

Kessler opposes the Earmark Transparency Act of 2009, introduced by Rep. Rich Zipperer . The North Shore Exponent claims Kessler fears that such legislation would reveal which earmarks are put into the budgets that benefit his district.[3]

Committee assignments

Election history


On November 4, 2008, Kessler won reelection to Assembly District 12, receiving 98.92% of the vote.[4]

Wisconsin Assembly District 12
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Frederick Kessler (D) 20,399
Scattering 233

Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:

  • AB-30 Employer monitoring of employee electronic mail: prohibitions created; DWD to hear discrimination or discharge complaints
  • AB-61 Drug violation re Uniform Controlled Substances Act: court or DOT may suspend motor vehicle operating privilege
  • AB-62 Ethics, elections, and lobbying regulation laws: prosecution and venue for trial of civil and criminal violations modified; disclosure of certain information provision
  • AJR-15 Federal mandate requiring suspension or revocation of driver's license in all drug or controlled substance violation convictions: the state exercises its option to opt out

For a full listing of sponsored legislation and details see the House site.

Campaign donors

The top 5 donors to Kessler's 2008 campaign:[5]

Donor Amount
WI Education Assoc Council $500
Frantz, John A $500
Seidel, Friends of Donna $500
Madison Teachers $500
Electrical Workers $500

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Political offices
Preceded by
Wisconsin State Assembly District 12
Succeeded by