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WES KELLER
25th-29th Legislature (2007 -2016)

Representative Wes Keller

District: 14
Party: Republican

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Date/Place of Birth:
April 24, 1946 at Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Residency in Alaska:
Alaska: 1969 – 1988
Wasilla: 1988 – present

Occupation:
Building maintenance and construction contractor.

Family:
Wife: Gayle
Children: Matt, April, Zach and five grandchildren.

Education:
Central High School, Superior, Wisconsin, Graduated in 1964.
University of Wisconsin, Superior – B.S. Degree (Broad Field Science Major and minors in Math and Physics) with Alaska secondary teacher certification in 1986
USAF Pilot training, Del Rio, Texas in 1971.

Military:
Alaska Air National Guard, C-123J pilot after USAF Pilot training at Del Rio, Texas 1971-75.

Other Political and Government Positions:
Citizens Advisory Commisson on Federal Areas: October 2007 – present
Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education: December 2007 – present
Chief of Staff for Alaska Senator Fred Dyson: January 1999 – July 2007
Staff Chair, National Conference of State Legislatures Standing Education Committee: August 2006 – July 2007
Co-Chair, Legislative Education Staff Network Executive Committee: August 2006 – July 2007

Business and Professional Positions:
1992 - 1999: Licensed and bonded residential building contractor. A sole proprietor family business building custom homes, as well as performing remodeling and maintenance contracts.

1991 - 1992: Oilfield hand for Schlumberger Oilfield Services performing well-head maintenance and heavy equipment operation.

1987 - 1990: Training Center administrator for the Alaska Teamsters Training Center at Ship Creek. In prior years performed numerous maintenance and building contracts around rural Alaska.

Special Interests:
Hunting, fishing, flying, boating, hobby auto body and carpentry.

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 5 CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY CURRICULUM REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
(H) FIN 03/31/2011
HB 8 FEDERAL REGULATIONS & EXECUTIVE ORDERS REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
(S) STA 04/12/2011
HB 10 NONCOMMERCIAL TRAILER REGISTRATION FEE REPRESENTATIVES STOLTZE, KELLER
(H) FIN 03/16/2011
HB 20 PERSONAL USE FISHING PRIORITY REPRESENTATIVES STOLTZE, KELLER
(H) FSH 01/18/2011
HB 64 PERM. MOT. VEH. REGISTRATION/TRAILERS REPRESENTATIVES STOLTZE, KELLER
(S) STA 04/06/2012
HB 145 K-12 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
(H) FIN 02/06/2012
HB 271 COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS REPRESENTATIVES KELLER, PRUITT
(S) RLS 04/11/2012
HB 288 MED. ASSISTANCE ELIGIBILITY: PRISONERS REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
(H) FIN 02/22/2012
HJR 5 CONST AM: HEALTH CARE REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
(H) HSS 01/18/2011
HJR 16 CONST. AM: EDUCATION FUNDING REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
RETURNED TO (H) RLS 04/02/2012
HJR 30 US CONST AM: FEDERAL DEBT LIMIT REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
WITHDRAWN BY SPONSR 01/18/2012
HJR 38 US CONST AM: FEDERAL DEBT LIMIT REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
(H) RLS 03/28/2012
HJR 40 RS 2477 RIGHTS-OF-WAY REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
(S) RES 04/12/2012
HR 10 OPPOSE NAT'L POPULAR VOTE FOR PRESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
(H) STA 01/17/2012



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 3 REQUIREMENTS FOR DRIVER'S LICENSE REPRESENTATIVES LYNN, HAWKER, CHENAULT, JOHNSON, GATTO
(S) STA 03/01/2011
HB 80 SELF DEFENSE REPRESENTATIVES NEUMAN, FEIGE, LYNN, COSTELLO
(S) FIN 03/23/2012
HB 88 USE OF FOREIGN LAW REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
(H) FIN 04/04/2011
HB 98 HANDLING OF STATE FLAG REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON
CHAPTER 5 SLA 11 04/28/2011
HB 111 LICENSE PLATES: CHOOSE LIFE REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
(H) FIN 02/18/2011
HB 166 STATE AGENCY PERFORMANCE AUDITS REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
(S) FIN 03/25/2011
HB 168 INJUNCTION SECURITY: INDUSTRIAL OPERATION REPRESENTATIVE FEIGE
(S) JUD 03/21/2012
HB 233 BIOMETRIC INFORMATION FOR ID REPRESENTATIVE GARDNER
(H) HSS 04/08/2011
HB 247 ALASKA NATIONAL GUARD DAY REPRESENTATIVES LYNN, THOMPSON, SADDLER
CHAPTER 10 SLA 12 04/30/2012
HB 252 TAXES: FILM; SMALL CORP; OIL & GAS REPRESENTATIVE COSTELLO
WITHDRAWN BY SPONSR 04/15/2012
HB 253 CATHINONE BATH SALTS REPRESENTATIVES STOLTZE, THOMPSON, MILLETT, PRUITT, TUCK
(H) FIN 02/10/2012
HB 266 PRACTICE OF NATUROPATHY REPRESENTATIVES MUNOZ, TUCK, THOMPSON
(H) L&C 01/17/2012
HB 281 WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETERANS DAY REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
(S) RLS 04/12/2012
HB 299 CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES FUND REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON
(H) FIN 02/13/2012
HB 301 BOATING REGULATION: SUNSET/ENFORCEMENT REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
CHAPTER 31 SLA 12 05/22/2012
HB 316 MILITARY FACILITY ZONES REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON
CHAPTER 20 SLA 12 05/16/2012
HB 340 PETERSVILLE RECREATIONAL MINING AREA REPRESENTATIVE NEUMAN
(S) SUP CAL 4/15 04/15/2012
HB 347 USE OF MUNICIPAL FUNDS FOR INITIATIVES REPRESENTATIVE OLSON
(S) JUD 04/15/2012
HB 356 LAND MANAGEMENT:HUNTING/FISHING/TRAPPING REPRESENTATIVE PRUITT
(H) RES 02/22/2012
HB 358 ANWR ADVERTISING CONTRACT REPRESENTATIVE PRUITT
(S) L&C 04/10/2012
HCR 2 RONALD REAGAN LANDMARK REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
(H) RLS 02/07/2011
HCR 3 SENIOR CITIZEN PROTECTIONS REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ
LEGIS RESOLVE 14 07/19/2011
HCR 24 STATE FOOD RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT GROUP REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
(S) SUP CAL 4/15 04/15/2012
HCR 25 WILDLIFE & SPORT FISH RESTORATION PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE NEUMAN
(S) RLS 04/06/2012
HJR 9 ENDORSING ANWR LEASING REPRESENTATIVE PRUITT
LEGIS RESOLVE 25 07/19/2011
HJR 13 HONORING RONALD REAGAN REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
LEGIS RESOLVE 1 07/19/2011
HJR 21 OPPOSING FEDERAL WILD LAND DESIGNATION REPRESENTATIVE FEIGE
(S) RES 04/04/2011
HJR 29 BLM LEGACY OIL WELL CLEAN UP/AWARENESS REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 30 09/12/2012
SB 127 FETAL ALCOHOL DISORDERS AWARENESS DAY SENATOR MEYER
CHAPTER 7 SLA 12 04/24/2012
SB 175 PRACTICE OF NATUROPATHY SENATOR MCGUIRE
(H) L&C 04/13/2012
SCR 7 FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS DAY SENATOR MEYER
LEGIS RESOLVE 11 07/19/2011
SCR 11 WALTER HICKEL DAY OF THE ARCTIC SENATOR FRENCH
LEGIS RESOLVE 42 08/08/2012
SJR 2 LIMIT FEDERAL INTERVENTION IN STATE SENATOR DYSON
LEGIS RESOLVE 13 07/19/2011

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