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{{Polinfobox
name                = Steven Kestell |
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|Project = SLP
profile image      = Kestell steve.jpg|
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|Name = Steven Kestell
political position  = Wisconsin State Assembly District 27 |
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|Profile picture = Kestell steve.jpg
incumbency          = Incumbent |
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|Position = Wisconsin State Assembly District 27
assumed office     = 1999 |
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|Status = Incumbent  
term ends          = 2010 |
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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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|Place of birth = Lyndon, WI
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{{tnr}}'''Steven Kestell''' (b. June 15, 1955)  is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], representing District 27. He was first elected to the chamber in 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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==Biography==
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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 to 1984 and 1986 to 1998.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=26345 Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Kestell]</ref>
  
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.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=26345 Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Kestell]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kestell served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State =Wisconsin
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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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}}
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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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{{Committee Assignments
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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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{{Committee Assignments
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|State =Wisconsin
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|year = 2009
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|Chamber =State Assembly
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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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|Committee4 =
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|Committee5 =
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|Collapse=Yes
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}}
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==Issues==
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===Sponsored legislation=== 
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Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:
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*SB-60 Kiel, City of, highway improvement projects: DOT prohibited from designing or constructing roundabouts
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*SB-61 Special distinguishing registration plate expressing enthusiasm for hunting and fishing for sport and recreation; DOT and fee provisions
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For a full listing of sponsored legislation and details see the [http://nxt.legis.state.wi.us/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm&d=indxauth&jd=A27 House site]
  
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:
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===Campaign themes===
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====2008====
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Kestell's answers to the Wisconsin State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test are available.  The test provides voters with insights as to how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.  When asked his top priorities he replied:
 
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"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 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.
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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."<ref>[http://votesmart.org/npat.php?can_id=26345 Project Vote Smart - Assm. Kestell ''Issue Positions'']</ref></blockquote>
 
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."<ref>[http://votesmart.org/npat.php?can_id=26345 Project Vote Smart - Assm. Kestell ''Issue Positions'']</ref></blockquote>
  
==Committee assignments==
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==Elections==
* [[Children and Families Committee, Wisconsin Assembly|Children and Families Committee]]
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===2012=== 
* [[Corrections and the Courts Committee, Wisconsin Assembly|Corrections and the Courts Committee]]
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* [[Workforce Development Committee, Wisconsin Assembly|Workforce Development Committee]]
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:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012]]'' 
* Special Committee on Strengthening Wisconsin Families (Co-Chair)
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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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{{Election box 2012
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|Chamber = Wisconsin State Assembly, District 27, General Election
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|party1 = Republican
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|party2 = Democratic
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|party3 =-
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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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|votes3 =20
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}}
  
==Election history==
 
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
  
 
:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010]]''
  
Kestell is running for re-election to [[Wisconsin State Assembly]] District 27. He is opposed by [[Republican]] [[Randy Meyer ]] in the [[Primary election dates in 2010|September 14, 2010]] primary election. The general election is on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 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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{{Votebox |
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  office = Wisconsin State Assembly, District 27 General Election (2010)
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|-
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| colspan="2" | {{won}} '''Steven Kestell (R)'''
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| align="right" | '''16,879'''
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|-
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| colspan="2" | Jack Lechler (I)
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| align="right" | 5,502
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  office = Wisconsin State Assembly, District 27 Republican Primary (2010)
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|-
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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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|-
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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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|}
  
 
===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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==Sponsored legislation==  
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==Campaign donors==
Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:
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{{Comprehensive donor history
*SB-60 Kiel, City of, highway improvement projects: DOT prohibited from designing or constructing roundabouts
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|Name = Kestell
*SB-61 Special distinguishing registration plate expressing enthusiasm for hunting and fishing for sport and recreation; DOT and fee provisions
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|Full name = Steven Kestell
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|year = 1998
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|Editdate = June 6, 2013
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=4101 ''followthemoney.org'', "Kestell, Steve," accessed June 6, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|totalraised2012 = 18548
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 27]]
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|totalraised2010 = 18415
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 27]]
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|totalraised2008 = 12050
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2008|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 27]]
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|totalraised2006 = 13922
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|result2006 = Won
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|office2006 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2006|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 27]]
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|totalraised2004 = 5088
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|result2004 = Won
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|office2004 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2004|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 27]]
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|totalraised2002 = 4963
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|result2002 = Won
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|office2002 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2002|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 27]]
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|totalraised2000 = 32219
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|result2000 = Won
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|office2000 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2000|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 27]]
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|totalraised1998 = 38094
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|result1998 = Won
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|office1998 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 27]]
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}}
  
For a full listing of sponsored legislation and details see the [http://nxt.legis.state.wi.us/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm&d=indxauth&jd=A27 House site]
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Steven Kestell
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|full Name = Steven Kestell
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=143389
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 18,548
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|org1 = Sheboygan County Republican Party
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|org2 = Dantchik, Arthur
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|org3 = Rohde, Charles
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|org4 = Gentine, Louis
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|org5 = Gutschow, Todd
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|orgamount1 = 700
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|orgamount2 = 500
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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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===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Kestell
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|full Name = Steven Kestell
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=131610
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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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, Michele
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|org4 = Wisconsin Health & Hospital Association
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|org5 = Wisconsin Builders Association
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|orgamount1 = 1000
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|orgamount2 = 500
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|orgamount3 = 500
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|orgamount4 = 500
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|orgamount5 = 500
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|}}
  
==Campaign donors==
 
 
===2008===
 
===2008===
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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{{SLP donor box 2008
{{legislative donor box}}
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|name = Kestell
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|full Name = Steven Kestell
| Alliant Energy
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=110179
| align="right" | $500
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
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|new = no
| Wisconsin Realtors Assoc
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|party = Republican
| align="right" | $500
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|total raised = 12,050
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|org1 = Mcgriff, Debbie
| Northwestern Mutual Life
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|org2 = Alliant Energy
| align="right" | $500
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|org3 = Tavern League of Wisconsin
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|org4 = Wisconsin Health Care Association
| McGriff, Debbie
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|org5 = Wisconsin Builders Association
| align="right" | $500
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|orgamount1 = 500
|-
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|orgamount2 = 500
| Tavern League of Wisconsin
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|orgamount3 = 500
| align="right" | $500
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|orgamount4 = 500
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|orgamount5 = 500
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|}}
  
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===2006===
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{{SLP donor box 2006
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|name = Kestell
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|full Name = Steven Kestell
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=87540
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 13,922
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|org1 = Association of Wisconsin School Administrators
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|org2 = Rohde, Charles
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|org3 = John Deere & Co
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|org4 = Wisconsin Institute of Cpas
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|org5 = Van Horn, Chuck
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|orgamount1 = 500
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|orgamount2 = 500
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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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===2004===
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{{SLP donor box 2004
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|name = Kestell
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|full Name = Steven Kestell
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=68242
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 5,088
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|org1 = Wisconsin Institute of Cpas
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|org2 = Rohde, Charles
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|org3 = Wisconsin Realtors Association
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|org4 = Rohde, Susan
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|org5 = Wisconsin Republican Party
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|orgamount1 = 500
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|orgamount2 = 500
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|orgamount3 = 500
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|orgamount4 = 500
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|orgamount5 = 488
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|}}
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===2002===
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{{SLP donor box 2002
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|name = Kestell
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|full Name = Steven Kestell
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=8565
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 4,963
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|org1 = Wisconsin Medical Society
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|org2 = Wisconsin Education Association Council
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|org3 = Rohde, Charles
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|org4 = Peterson, John
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|org5 = Wisconsin Bankers Association
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|orgamount1 = 500
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|orgamount2 = 500
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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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===2000===
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{{SLP donor box 2000
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|name = Kestell
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|full Name = Steven Kestell
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=58807
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 32,219
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|org1 = Gentine, Louis P
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|org2 = Wisconsin Bankers Association
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|org3 = Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
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|org4 = 3M
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|org5 = Wisconsin Dental Association
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|orgamount1 = 750
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|orgamount2 = 500
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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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===1998===
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{{SLP donor box 1998
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|name = Kestell
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|full Name = Steven Kestell
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=56752
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
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|new = yes
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 38,094
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|org1 = Republican Assembly Campaign Cmte of Wisconsin
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|org2 = Wisconsin Republican Party
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|org3 = Brandemuehl for Assembly
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|org4 = Kohler, Terry J & Mary Stewart
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|org5 = Citizens for Hoven
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|orgamount1 = 6000
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|orgamount2 = 1994
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|orgamount3 = 1000
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|orgamount4 = 1000
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|orgamount5 = 1000
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|}}
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==Personal==
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Kestell 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.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=26345 Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Kestell]</ref>
  
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==Recent news==
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{{submit a bio}}
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "'''Steven + Kestell + Wisconsin + Assembly'''"
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.''
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<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Steven+Kestell+Wisconsin+Assembly&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Steven Kestell News Feed</rss>
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
{{submit a leg link}}
*[http://www.legis.state.wi.us/assembly/asm27/news/ Representative Kestell's website]
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*[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/assembly/kestell/Pages/default.aspx Representative Kestell's website]
*[http://www.legis.state.wi.us/w3asp/contact/legislatorpages.aspx?house=Assembly&district=27 Wisconsin Assembly - Representative Steven Kestell]  
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*[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/pages/leg-info-bio.aspx?h=A&d=27 Wisconsin Assembly - Representative Steven Kestell]  
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=26345 Project Vote Smart biographical profile]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=26345 Project Vote Smart biographical profile]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=26345 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=26345 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=110179 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=87540 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=68242 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=8565 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=58807 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=56752 1998]  
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* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=143389 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=131610 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=110179 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=87540 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=68242 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=8565 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=58807 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=56752 1998]  
 
*[http://www.wisdc.org/pro08-103640.php Wisconsin Democracy Campaign profile]
 
*[http://www.wisdc.org/pro08-103640.php Wisconsin Democracy Campaign profile]
*[http://www.freedomspeaks.com/official/75674/wisconsin-(wi)-state-assembly-member-steven-g-kestell-%5Bwi-house-of-representatives%5D Representative Kestell's Freedom Speaks profile]
 
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/steve.kestell1?ref=search Representative Kestell's facebook]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/steve.kestell1?ref=search Representative Kestell's facebook]
  
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Revision as of 05:12, 25 October 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 District 27. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998.

Biography

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 to 1984 and 1986 to 1998.[1]

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:

Issues

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 themes

2008

Kestell's answers to the Wisconsin State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test are available. The test provides voters with insights as to 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]

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

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kestell is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Kestell raised a total of $143,299 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 6, 2013.[6]

Steven Kestell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 27 Won $18,548
2010 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 27 Won $18,415
2008 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 27 Won $12,050
2006 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 27 Won $13,922
2004 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 27 Won $5,088
2002 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 27 Won $4,963
2000 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 27 Won $32,219
1998 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 27 Won $38,094
Grand Total Raised $143,299

2012

Steven Kestell won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Steven Kestell raised a total of $18,548.
Wisconsin State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steven Kestell's campaign in 2012
Sheboygan County Republican Party$700
Dantchik, Arthur$500
Rohde, Charles$500
Gentine, Louis$500
Gutschow, Todd$500
Total Raised in 2012$18,548
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Kestell won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Kestell raised a total of $18,415.

2008

Kestell won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2008. During that election cycle, Kestell raised a total of $12,050.

2006

Kestell won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2006. During that election cycle, Kestell raised a total of $13,922.

2004

Kestell won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2004. During that election cycle, Kestell raised a total of $5,088.

2002

Kestell won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2002. During that election cycle, Kestell raised a total of $4,963.

2000

Kestell won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2000. During that election cycle, Kestell raised a total of $32,219.

1998

Kestell won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1998. During that election cycle, Kestell raised a total of $38,094.

Personal

Kestell 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.[7]

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Wisconsin State Assembly District 27
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