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name                = Steven Kestell |
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|Name = Steven Kestell
political position  = Wisconsin State Assembly District 27 |
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|Position = Wisconsin State Assembly District 27
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|Tenure = 1999 - Present
political party    = [[Republican]] |
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|Term ends =January 5, 2015
profession          = Legislator |
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|Assumed office = 1999
  website             = [http://www.legis.state.wi.us/w3asp/contact/legislatorpages.aspx?house=Assembly&district=27 House website] |
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|Political party = Republican
}}{{tnr}}'''Steven Kestell'''(b. June 15, 1955)  is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], representing the 27th District since 1999.
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{{tnr}}'''Steven Kestell''' (b. June 15, 1955)  is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], representing the 27th District since 1999.
  
 
Kestell has worked as a sales manager and in retail management.  Prior to his election to the Assembly he served on the Howards Grove School Board from 1981-1984 & 1986-1998.
 
Kestell has worked as a sales manager and in retail management.  Prior to his election to the Assembly he served on the Howards Grove School Board from 1981-1984 & 1986-1998.
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
* [[Children and Families Committee, Wisconsin Assembly|Children and Families Committee]]
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===2013-2014===
* [[Corrections and the Courts Committee, Wisconsin Assembly|Corrections and the Courts Committee]]
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kestell served on the following committees:
* [[Workforce Development Committee, Wisconsin Assembly|Workforce Development Committee]]
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* Special Committee on Strengthening Wisconsin Families (Co-Chair)
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|year =2013
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|Chamber =State Assembly
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|Committee1 =Education
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|Chair1=Chair
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|Committee2 =Family Law
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|Chair2=Vice Chair
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|Committee3 = State and Local Finance
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|Committee4 = Urban Education
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|Committee5 = Ways and Means
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===2011-2012===
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During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kestell served on these committees:
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|State =Wisconsin
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|year = 2011
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|Chamber =State Assembly
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|Committee1 =Children and Families
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|Committee2 =Criminal Justice
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|Committee3 =Education
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|Chair3=Chair
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|Committee4 = Insurance
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|Committee5 =Judiciary and Ethics
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|Committee6=Workforce Development
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|Collapse=Yes
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}}
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===2009-2010===
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During the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kestell served on these committees:
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|year = 2009
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|Committee1 =Children and Families
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|Committee2 =Corrections and the Courts
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|Committee3 =Workforce Development
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==Elections== 
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===2012=== 
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:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012]]'' 
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Kestell won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|Wisconsin State Assembly]] District 27. Kestell ran unopposed in the [[Republican]] primary on August 14 and defeated [[Steven Bauer]] (D) 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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|winner1 =Steve Kestell
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|Inc1 =Y
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|candidate2 =Steven H. Bauer
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|candidate3 =''Scattering''
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|votes1 = 18101
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|votes2 = 13148
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===2010===
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Kestell was re-elected to [[Wisconsin State Assembly]] District 27.  Kestell defeated Independent [[Jack Lechler]] in the general election on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]. He defeated [[Republican]] Randy Meyer in the [[Primary election dates in 2010|September 14, 2010]] primary election. <ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/result/primary_percentage_results_78075.pdf Official GAB primary results]</ref>
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| colspan="2" | {{won}} '''Steven Kestell (R)'''
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| align="right" | '''16,879'''
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| colspan="2" | Jack Lechler (I)
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| align="right" | 5,502
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| colspan="2" | {{won}} '''Steve Kestell (R)'''
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| align="right" | '''5,315'''
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| align="center" |'''56.04%'''
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| colspan="2" | Randy Meyer (R)
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| align="right" | 4,164
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| align="center" |  43.91%
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==Election history==
 
 
===2008===
 
===2008===
  
On November 4, 2008, Kestell won reelection to Assembly District 27, receiving 65.95% of the vote.<ref>[http://elections.state.wi.us/docview.asp?docid=15398&locid=47 ''Wisconsin State Elections Board Results of Fall General Election-11/04/2008'']</ref>
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On November 4, 2008, Kestell won re-election to Assembly District 27, receiving 65.95% of the vote.<ref>[http://elections.state.wi.us/docview.asp?docid=15398&locid=47 ''Wisconsin State Elections Board Results of Fall General Election-11/04/2008'']</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
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In 2010, Kestell received $18,415 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=WI&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2010 contributions]</ref>
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|Chamber = Wisconsin State Assembly
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|total raised = $18,415
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|org1 = Verizon
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|org2 = Wisconsin Health Care Association
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|org3 = Gentine, Louis P
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|org4 = Alliant Energy
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|org5 = Lindemann, Faye
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|orgdonor1 = $1,000
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|orgdonor2 = $500
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===2008===
 
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The top 5 donors to Kestell's 2008 campaign:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=110179 Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
 
The top 5 donors to Kestell's 2008 campaign:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=110179 Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
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Revision as of 17:15, 27 March 2013

Steven Kestell
Kestell steve.jpg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 27
Incumbent
In office
1999 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 15
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday06/15/1955
Place of birthLyndon, WI
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Steven Kestell (b. June 15, 1955) is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 27th District since 1999.

Kestell has worked as a sales manager and in retail management. Prior to his election to the Assembly he served on the Howards Grove School Board from 1981-1984 & 1986-1998.

He is a member of a number of organizations, including ADA Volunteer Firefighters, Calumet County Republican Party, Plymouth Morning Kiwanis, and Sheboygan County Family Resource Center.[1]

Kestell'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. When asked his top priorities he replied:

"Our State must get it's budget under control. Citizens are paying all they can in taxes, but government has not done a good job setting priorities, and that has resulted in everything becoming a priority. I will continue to work to control spending and I need the help of responsible majorities in both houses.

Our budget problems will also ease if we concentrate on creating jobs while strengthening Wisconsin families. Strong, functioning families will prosper and make us all stronger. I will work to implement the strategies of the Committee on Strengthening Wisconsin Families."[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Education, Chair
Family Law, Vice Chair
State and Local Finance
Urban Education
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

During the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kestell served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Kestell won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 27. Kestell ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Steven Bauer (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Kestell Incumbent 57.9% 18,101
     Democratic Steven H. Bauer 42% 13,148
     - Scattering 0.1% 20
Total Votes 31,269

2010

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Kestell was re-elected to Wisconsin State Assembly District 27. Kestell defeated Independent Jack Lechler in the general election on November 2, 2010. He defeated Republican Randy Meyer in the September 14, 2010 primary election. [4]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 27 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Steven Kestell (R) 16,879
Jack Lechler (I) 5,502
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 27 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Steve Kestell (R) 5,315 56.04%
Randy Meyer (R) 4,164 43.91%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Kestell won re-election to Assembly District 27, receiving 65.95% of the vote.[5]

Wisconsin Assembly District 27
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Steven Kestell (R) 20,704
Bob Cox (D) 10,672
Scattering 17

Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:

  • SB-60 Kiel, City of, highway improvement projects: DOT prohibited from designing or constructing roundabouts
  • SB-61 Special distinguishing registration plate expressing enthusiasm for hunting and fishing for sport and recreation; DOT and fee provisions

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

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Kestell received $18,415 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

2008

The top 5 donors to Kestell's 2008 campaign:[7]

Donor Amount
Alliant Energy $500
Wisconsin Realtors Assoc $500
Northwestern Mutual Life $500
McGriff, Debbie $500
Tavern League of Wisconsin $500

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