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|Name = Klint Kesto
 
|Name = Klint Kesto
 
|Profile picture = Klint Kesto.jpg
 
|Profile picture = Klint Kesto.jpg
|Position = Michigan House of Representatives District 39
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|Position = Michigan House of Representatives, District 39
|Status = Representative
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|Status = Incumbent | votespotter=yes
|Tenure = January 1, 2013 - Present
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|Tenure = January 1, 2013 - present
 
|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 1, 2015]]
 
|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 1, 2015]]
 
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|Campaign website = http://klintkesto4michigan.com/
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Klint Kesto''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 39 since January 1, 2013.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Klint Kesto''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 39.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
  
Kesto is a small business owner and attorney, working as an assistant prosecutor for Wayne County.  He has worked for the United States Department of Energy and the United States Department of Justice. He is a 2002 graduate of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, receiving a B.A. in Political Science, and a 2006 graduate of the Wayne State University Law School in Detroit.<ref name="bio">[http://klintkesto4michigan.com/about-klint/ ''Committee to Elect Klint Kesto'', "About Klint," retrieved August 3, 2012]</ref><ref name="vote">[http://onyourballot.vote411.org/race-detail.do?id=10445791 ''Vote411'', Michigan House District 039, retrieved August 3, 2012]</ref>
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==Biography==
 
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Kesto earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan in 2002, and his J.D. from the Wayne State University Law School in 2006.  His professional experience includes working as a small business owner and attorney, including a stint as assistant prosecutor for Wayne County.  He has worked for the United States Department of Energy and the United States Department of Justice.<ref name="bio">[http://klintkesto4michigan.com/about-klint/ ''Committee to Elect Klint Kesto'', "About Klint," accessed August 3, 2012]</ref><ref name="vote">[http://onyourballot.vote411.org/race-detail.do?id=10445791 ''Vote411'', Michigan House District 039, accessed August 3, 2012]</ref>
==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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Kesto's website highlights the following campaign themes:<ref name=website>[http://klintkesto4michigan.com/ "klintkesto4michigan," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
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'''Jobs'''
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*Excerpt:"If elected your State Representative, I will work to reduce regulatory barriers on small business owners, create incentives for companies to invest in the state of Michigan, and ensure strong economic growth."
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'''Public Safety'''
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*Excerpt:"I will work to safeguard the jobs and budgets of the police force, fire departments, prosecutor’s offices, and other first responders in order to ensure a safe and prosperous community."
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'''Education Funding'''
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*Excerpt:"If elected State Representative of the 39th District, I will provide a strong voice for education and will fight for every dollar to help our local schools, but more importantly, our local students."
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'''Accountability'''
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*Excerpt:"I pledge to post updates of my voting record and what is going on in Lansing on my social media network. This will provide you with a real time update of how I’m representing you and allow you to give immediate feedback on the issues."
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2014====
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Kesto's website highlights the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://klintkesto4michigan.com/the-issues/ ''klintkesto4michigan.com'', "Issues," accessed July 29, 2014]</ref>
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'''Get Michigan Working'''
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*Excerpt: "Michigan’s economy has a brighter future. We have been working hard to ensure better job growth within our great state, and we have delivered results. However, responsibility to you never stops."
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'''Get Michigan Moving'''
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*Excerpt: "Inadequate roads and bridges are unacceptable for Michigan residents to have to endure. That is why we are working to address infrastructure issues that are plaguing our state."
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'''A Government of the People'''
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*Excerpt: "It is important our government operates with little, if any, duplicative and unnecessary rules to make it more effective for Michiganders."
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'''A Government for the People'''
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*Excerpt: "It is critical our state government remains efficient and effective."
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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{{MI HD39 2014}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
Kesto won eleciton in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan House of Representatives]] District 39. He defeated [[Albert Clawson]], [[Nicholas Kennedy]], [[Brad Hantler]], [[Bubba Urdan]], and [[Kristine Zrinyi]] in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated [[Pam Jackson]] (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. <ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/12PRI/12PRI_CL.HTM ''Michigan Department of State'' "2012 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," Accessed June 6, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/MI_State_House_0807.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'' "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," Accessed August 7, 2012]</ref>
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Kesto won eleciton in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan House of Representatives]] District 39. He defeated [[Albert Clawson]], [[Nicholas Kennedy]], [[Brad Hantler]], [[Bubba Urdan]], and [[Kristine Zrinyi]] in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated [[Pam Jackson]] (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/12PRI/12PRI_CL.HTM ''Michigan Department of State'', "2012 Official Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," accessed June 6, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/MI_State_House_0807.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 7, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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====Campaign themes====
 
Kesto supports lowering taxes, increasing the police force, and reforming the penal justice system. He seeks to reduce regulations the amount of red tape businesses must contend with, and supports anti-bullying laws.<ref>[http://klintkesto4michigan.com/the-issues/ ''Klintkesto4michigan.com'' "The Issues," Accessed July 31, 2012]</ref>
 
  
 
==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|link=<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=1413718 ''Follow the Money'', "Kesto, Klint," accessed June 10, 2013]</ref>
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|result2012=Won
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|office2012=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan State House, District 39]]
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===2012===
 
===2012===
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 248254
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|org1 = House Republican Campaign Cmte Of Michigan
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|org2 = Kesto, Klint
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|org3 = Michigan Republican Party
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|org4 = Michigan Chamber Of Commerce
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|org5 = One Tough Nerd PAC
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|orgamount1 = 42755
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|orgamount2 = 10398
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|orgamount3 = 5000
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|orgamount4 = 5000
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|orgamount5 = 5000
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==Endorsements==
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===2014===
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In 2014, Kesto's endorsements include the following:<ref>[http://klintkesto4michigan.com/endorsements/ ''klintkesto4michigan.com'', "Endorsements," accessed July 29, 2014]</ref>
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*Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan
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*Chaldean Chamber of Commerce
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*Commerce Township Clerk Vanessa Magner
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*Commerce Township Trustee David Law
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*Commerce Township Trustee Rick Sovel
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*Detroit News
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*Executive L. Brooks Patterson
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*Michigan Chamber of Commerce
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*Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owner
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*Michigan Manufacturers Assocation
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*Michigan Realtors Association
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*National Rifle Association
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*Sheriff Michael Bouchard
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*Small Business Association of Michigan
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*Wixom City Councilman Nick Kennedy
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*Right to Life of Michigan<ref>[https://secure.rtl.org/apps/elections/listing ''Right to Life of Michigan'', "Elections," accessed June 18, 2014]</ref>
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==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
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==See also==
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*[[Michigan State Legislature]]
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*[[Michigan House of Representatives]]
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*[[Michigan House of Representatives#Standing committees|House Committees]]
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*[[Michigan state legislative districts]]
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=039 Rep. Kesto's website]
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*[http://repkesto.gophouse.org/ Office website]
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*[http://openstates.org/mi/legislators/MIL000212/klint-kesto/ Profile from Open States]
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* [http://vote-mi.org/Intro.aspx?State=MI&Id=MIKestoKlint Profile from Vote-USA]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=139930 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=139930 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=139930 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=139930 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=1413718 Follow the Money]  
 
*[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=1413718 Follow the Money]  
*[http://www.facebook.com/RepKlintKesto Klint Kesto on Facebook]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/RepKlintKesto Campaign Facebook page]
*[https://twitter.com/RepKlintKesto Klint Kesto on Twitter]
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*[https://twitter.com/RepKlintKesto Twitter feed]
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==References==
 
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Klint Kesto
Klint Kesto.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives, District 39
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2002
J.D.Wayne State University, 2006
Personal
ProfessionAssistant Prosecuting Attorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Klint Kesto is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 39. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Kesto earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan in 2002, and his J.D. from the Wayne State University Law School in 2006. His professional experience includes working as a small business owner and attorney, including a stint as assistant prosecutor for Wayne County. He has worked for the United States Department of Energy and the United States Department of Justice.[1][2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Families, Children, and Seniors
Health Policy
Judiciary, Vice-chair
Regulatory Reform

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Kesto's website highlights the following campaign themes:[3]

Get Michigan Working

  • Excerpt: "Michigan’s economy has a brighter future. We have been working hard to ensure better job growth within our great state, and we have delivered results. However, responsibility to you never stops."

Get Michigan Moving

  • Excerpt: "Inadequate roads and bridges are unacceptable for Michigan residents to have to endure. That is why we are working to address infrastructure issues that are plaguing our state."

A Government of the People

  • Excerpt: "It is important our government operates with little, if any, duplicative and unnecessary rules to make it more effective for Michiganders."

A Government for the People

  • Excerpt: "It is critical our state government remains efficient and effective."

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Sandy Colvin defeated Michael Saari in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Klint Kesto defeated Deb O'Hagan and Alan Stephens in the Republican primary.[4][5]

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kesto won eleciton in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 39. He defeated Albert Clawson, Nicholas Kennedy, Brad Hantler, Bubba Urdan, and Kristine Zrinyi in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Pam Jackson (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 39, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKlint Kesto Incumbent 53.3% 24,382
     Democratic Pam Jackson 46.7% 21,403
Total Votes 45,785
Michigan House of Representatives, District 39 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKlint Kesto 28.2% 2,626
Brad Hantler 21.6% 2,012
Kristine Zrinyi 17.1% 1,590
Nicholas Kennedy 17% 1,578
Bubba Urdan 14.3% 1,327
Albert Clawson 1.8% 172
Total Votes 9,305

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kesto is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Kesto raised a total of $248,254 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 10, 2013.[8]

Klint Kesto's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 39 Won $248,254
Grand Total Raised $248,254

2012

Kesto won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kesto raised a total of $248,254.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Klint Kesto's campaign in 2012
House Republican Campaign Cmte Of Michigan$42,755
Kesto, Klint$10,398
Michigan Republican Party$5,000
Michigan Chamber Of Commerce$5,000
One Tough Nerd PAC$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$248,254
Source:Follow the Money

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Kesto's endorsements include the following:[9]

  • Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan
  • Chaldean Chamber of Commerce
  • Commerce Township Clerk Vanessa Magner
  • Commerce Township Trustee David Law
  • Commerce Township Trustee Rick Sovel
  • Detroit News
  • Executive L. Brooks Patterson
  • Michigan Chamber of Commerce
  • Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owner
  • Michigan Manufacturers Assocation
  • Michigan Realtors Association
  • National Rifle Association
  • Sheriff Michael Bouchard
  • Small Business Association of Michigan
  • Wixom City Councilman Nick Kennedy
  • Right to Life of Michigan[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lisa Brown (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 39
2013–present
Succeeded by
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