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Kevin Koester
Kevin Koester.jpg
Iowa House of Representatives District 38
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Iowa
Personal
BirthdayJune 3, 1954
ProfessionDirector of Community Education, Ankeny Community Schools
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Kevin Koester (b. June 3, 1954) is a Republican member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 38. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Koester's professional experience includes working as Director of Community Education for Ankeny Community Schools.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations
Education
Government Oversight, Chair
Human Resources
State Government

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Koester served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Koester served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Koester ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 38. Koester defeated Brett H. Nelson in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated John Phoenix (D) and petition candidate Brett Nelson in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 38, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Koester 52.4% 8,331
     Democratic John Phoenix 43.2% 6,868
     Republican Brett Nelson 4.3% 686
Total Votes 15,885


Iowa House of Representatives, District 38 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Koester Incumbent 85.1% 456
Brett H. Nelson 14.9% 80
Total Votes 536

2010

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010

Koester won re-election to the 70th District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. He was also unopposed in the Republican primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[3]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 70
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Koester (R) 12,655

2008

On November 4, 2008, Koester was elected to the 70th District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Matt Pfaltzgraf (D). [4] Koester raised $70,455 for his campaign, while Pfaltzgraf raised $33,209. [5]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 70
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Koester (R) 12,043
Matt Pfaltzgraf (D) 10,355

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010 Koester collected $15,847 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed as follows:[6]

Iowa House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kevin Koester's campaign in 2010
Iowa Credit Union League$2,000
John Deere & Co$1,000
Iowa Hospital Association$500
Associated General Contractors Of Iowa$500
Koch Industries$500
Total Raised in 2010 $15,847

2008

In 2008 Koester collected $70,455 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Republican Party $40,117
Iowa Credit Union League $5,000
Boesen, Edward $2,200
Iowans for Tax Relief $2,000

Personal

Koester is a member of the Ankeny Chamber of Commerce, Ankeny Free Church, Ankeny School District Foundation Board, Ankeny Substance Abuse Project Board, Iowa Dollars for Scholars Board, United Way, and the Young Men's Christian Association Board. He is also President of the National Association of Community Education, and State Association of Community Education.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tyler Olson (D)
Iowa House of Representatives District 38
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Iowa House of Representatives District 70
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Todd Taylor (D)