25th-29th Legislature (2007 -2016)

HOUSE
WES KELLER





Representative Wes Keller
District: 14
Party: Republican

Legislative Service
2007-2008 Representative Sworn in 7/27/07
2009-2016 Representative

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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 197 VIRTUAL CHARTER SCHOOLS REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
(H) EDC 03/23/2009
HB 226 NAMING VETERANS' WAY IN MAT-SU REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
CHAPTER 89 SLA 10 06/17/2010
HB 232 COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
(H) TRA 04/15/2009
HB 259 ADULT PUBLIC ASSISTANCE ELIGIBILITY REPRESENTATIVES KELLER, GATTO
(H) HSS 01/19/2010
HB 260 MEDICAID: PREVENTIVE CARE/DISEASE MGT. REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
(H) FIN 03/24/2010
HB 261 TRANSPORTATION PROJECT DISCLOSURES REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
(H) FIN 03/19/2010
HB 262 MOTORCYCLE/SCOOTER AWARENESS MONTH REPRESENTATIVES KELLER, HERRON, PETERSEN, LYNN, SEATON
CHAPTER 9 SLA 10 05/01/2010
HB 266 PERSONAL USE FISHING PRIORITY REPRESENTATIVES STOLTZE, KELLER, NEUMAN
(H) FSH 01/19/2010
HB 274 ESTABLISHING PURPLE HEART DAY REPRESENTATIVES DAHLSTROM, GARDNER, BUCH, KELLER, PETERSEN, LYNN, GATTO, TUCK, DOOGAN, THOMAS, HAWKER, GUTTENBERG, RAMRAS, FAIRCLOUGH, JOHNSON, MILLETT, HERRON
CHAPTER 2 SLA 10 03/22/2010
HB 354 AK CAPSTONE AVIONICS REVOLVING LOAN FUND REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
CHAPTER 76 SLA 10 06/15/2010
HB 393 CHARTER/ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL FUNDING REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
(H) FIN 04/01/2010
HB 394 EXECUTIVE BRANCH RECORDS SECURITY REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
(H) FIN 03/19/2010
HJR 35 CONST AM: HEALTH CARE REPRESENTATIVES KELLY, KELLER, P.WILSON, GATTO
FAILED (H) 04/15/2010
HJR 51 PROPOSED FED. MORTGAGE LICENSING REGS REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
LEGIS RESOLVE 45 08/03/2010



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 2 BIRTH CERTIFICATE FOR STILLBIRTH REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
CHAPTER 8 SLA 09 05/01/2009
HB 34 PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTION REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
(H) HSS 01/20/2009
HB 35 NOTICE & CONSENT FOR MINOR'S ABORTION REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
(S) HSS 04/03/2009
HB 36 INITIATIVES: CONTRIBUTIONS/ PROCEDURES REPRESENTATIVES JOHANSEN, MILLETT, P.WILSON
CHAPTER 73 SLA 10 06/11/2010
HB 70 FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
CHAPTER 11 SLA 10 05/04/2010
HB 87 MED BENEFITS OF DISABLED PEACE OFFICERS REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
(H) L&C 01/26/2009
HB 134 CRUISE SHIP WASTEWATER DISCHARGE PERMITS REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
CHAPTER 53 SLA 09 07/09/2009
HB 167 TAX CREDIT FOR STATE TOURISM PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
(H) FIN 04/08/2009
HB 168 TRAUMA CARE CENTERS/FUND REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 98 SLA 10 06/21/2010
HB 174 POST-CONVICTION DNA TESTING REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
(H) JUD 03/09/2009
HB 191 NUCLEAR POWER PRODUCTION/WASTE TRANSPORT. REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON
(H) ENE 03/18/2009
HB 201 CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMITS REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON
CHAPTER 50 SLA 09 07/09/2009
HB 202 RESIDENTIAL SPRINKLER SYSTEMS REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
(S) STA 04/01/2010
HB 209 SURCHARGE: OIL EXPORTED TO CERTAIN STATES REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
(H) RES 03/30/2009
HB 241 DIVEST INVESTMENTS IN IRAN REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
(H) FIN 03/31/2010
HB 246 SPORT FISH GUIDE LICENSES REPRESENTATIVE NEUMAN
(H) FIN 04/14/2010
HB 318 UNREGULATED POTABLE WATER SYSTEMS REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
(H) CRA 01/29/2010
HB 319 CONCEALED HANDGUNS/ FED FIREMARMS FORMS REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
CHAPTER 24 SLA 10 05/27/2010
HB 381 SELF DEFENSE REPRESENTATIVE NEUMAN
(S) FIN 04/18/2010
HCR 7 DECORATION OF HONOR REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM
LEGIS RESOLVE 7 06/02/2009
HCR 14 SOVEREIGNTY OF THE STATE; RESOURCES REPRESENTATIVE NEUMAN
(H) RES 04/10/2009
HCR 16 PROCLAIMING SENATOR DANIEL INOUYE DAY REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
LEGIS RESOLVE 22 06/08/2009
HCR 20 SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH REPRESENTATIVE FAIRCLOUGH
LEGIS RESOLVE 34 04/13/2010
HJR 8 CONST. AM: APPROP. LIMIT/MINERAL REVENUE REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
(S) STA 04/13/2010
HJR 17 OPPOSE H.R. 45 (BLAIR HOLT FIREARM LIC.) REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
LEGIS RESOLVE 11 07/10/2009
HJR 18 OPPOSING ANWR WILDERNESS DESIGNATION REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 26 07/29/2009
HJR 20 REPEAL FEDERAL DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME REPRESENTATIVE FAIRCLOUGH
(H) RLS 03/18/2009
HJR 27 STATE SOVEREIGNTY REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
LEGIS RESOLVE 28 07/10/2009
HJR 28 OPPOSE RESTRICTIONS ON OIL/GAS ACTIVITIES REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON
LEGIS RESOLVE 29 07/22/2009
HJR 32 FEDERAL PREEMPTION OF SALMON MANAGEMENT REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
(H) FSH 04/10/2009
HJR 40 COOK INLET/KACHEMAK BELUGA POPULATION REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 42 08/03/2010
HJR 45 OPPOSE FEDERAL CAP AND TRADE LEGISLATION REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
LEGIS RESOLVE 67 08/03/2010
HJR 49 OPPOSING EPA CLEAN AIR ACT REGULATIONS REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
LEGIS RESOLVE 70 08/03/2010
HR 6 DEVELOP MENTAL HEALTH TRUST LAND REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
HOUSE RESOLVE 6 05/05/2009
HR 8 OPPOSE TSA SECURITY RULE REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
HOUSE RESOLVE 5 03/09/2009
HR 9 STATE SOVEREIGNTY REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
RETURNED TO (H) RLS 03/13/2009
HR 14 OPPOSE FEDERAL HEALTH CARE REFORM BILLS REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
RETURNED TO (H) RLS 03/19/2010
SB 32 MEDICAID:HOME/COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES SENATOR ELLIS
(H) FIN 04/14/2009
SB 274 WILLIAM JACK HERNANDEZ FISH HATCHERY SENATOR DYSON
CHAPTER 6 SLA 10 04/21/2010
SJR 3 FIREARMS IN NATIONAL PARK SENATOR THERRIAULT
LEGIS RESOLVE 15 07/09/2009
SJR 10 SUPPORT S. 371-CONCEALED CARRY RECIPROC. SENATOR THOMAS
LEGIS RESOLVE 12 07/10/2009
SJR 22 FEDERAL PREEMPTION OF SALMON MANAGEMENT SENATOR HUGGINS
LEGIS RESOLVE 33 04/15/2010

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