Steven Kestell

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Steven Kestell
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 27
Assumed office
Current term ends
Political party Republican
Profession Legislator
Website House website
Steven Kestell is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 27th District since 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.

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]

Issue positions

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

Election history


On November 4, 2008, Kestell won reelection to Assembly District 27, receiving 65.95% of the vote.[3]

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

Major donors

The top 5 donors to Kestell's 2008 campaign:[4]

  • 1. Alliant Energy $500
  • 2. Wisconsin Realtors Assoc $500
  • 3. Northwestern Mutual Life $500
  • 4. McGriff, Debbie $500
  • 5. Tavern League of Wisconsin $500

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Political offices
Preceded by
Wisconsin State Assembly District 27
Succeeded by