25th-29th Legislature (2007 -2016)

HOUSE
WES KELLER





Representative Wes Keller
District: 7
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:

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 3 PHOTO IDENTIFICATION VOTING REQUIREMENT REPRESENTATIVES LYNN, KELLER
(H) RLS 04/10/2013
HB 15 COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS REPRESENTATIVES KELLER, ISAACSON
CHAPTER 4 SLA 13 04/09/2013
HB 16 ADULT PUBLIC ASSISTANCE ELIGIBILITY REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
(H) HSS 01/16/2013
HB 18 PERSONAL USE FISHING PRIORITY REPRESENTATIVES STOLTZE, HUGHES, KELLER
(H) FSH 01/16/2013
HB 19 PERM. MOT. VEH. REGISTRATION/TRAILERS REPRESENTATIVES STOLTZE, KELLER
CHAPTER 50 SLA 14 06/20/2014
HB 30 STATE AGENCY PERFORMANCE AUDITS REPRESENTATIVES CHENAULT, OLSON, FEIGE, LYNN, THOMPSON, MILLETT, T.WILSON, PRUITT, KELLER, STOLTZE, JOHNSON, HAWKER, EDGMON, SEATON, NAGEAK, HERRON, LEDOUX, MUNOZ, AUSTERMAN, COSTELLO, P.WILSON, SADDLER, REINBOLD, GATTIS, HUGHES, FOSTER, ISAACSON
CHAPTER 19 SLA 13 05/28/2013
HB 31 CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY CURRICULUM REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
(H) RLS 02/07/2014
HB 53 CONSULTATION FOR OPIATE PRESCRIPTION REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
(H) HSS 01/16/2013
HB 83 FEDERAL LAWS & EXECUTIVE ORDERS REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
CHAPTER 53 SLA 13 06/20/2013
HB 102 RETIREMENT PLANS; ROTH IRAS; PROBATE REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
(H) FIN 03/28/2013
HB 135 PETERSVILLE RECREATIONAL MINING AREA REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
CHAPTER 39 SLA 14 06/18/2014
HB 200 ACTIVITIES OF THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
(H) JUD 04/05/2013
HB 203 REIMBURSEMENT OF HEALTH INSURANCE CLAIMS REPRESENTATIVE KELLER BY REQUEST
(H) L&C 04/10/2013
HB 244 ADVISORY COMMISSION ON FEDERAL MGT AREAS REPRESENTATIVES KELLER, MILLETT, HUGHES, FEIGE, PRUITT, CHENAULT, OLSON, ISAACSON, THOMPSON, NEUMAN, STOLTZE, LYNN, SADDLER
CHAPTER 40 SLA 14 06/18/2014
HB 260 COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE EXCEPTION REPRESENTATIVES ISAACSON, KELLER
(H) TRA 01/21/2014
HB 284 COMPACT FOR A BALANCED BUDGET REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
CHAPTER 12 SLA 14 04/22/2014
HB 311 DIRECT-ENTRY MIDWIVES REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
(H) L&C 02/19/2014
HB 324 CONTROLLED SUBST. PRESCRIPTION DATABASE REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
(H) FIN 03/21/2014
HB 351 USES OF NANCY LAKE STATE RECREATION AREA REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
(H) RES 02/26/2014
HJR 1 CONST. AM: EDUCATION FUNDING REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
(H) FIN 02/28/2014



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 1 DURATION OF DRIVER'S LICENSE REPRESENTATIVES LYNN, HAWKER, CHENAULT, JOHNSON
CHAPTER 1 SLA 14 03/25/2014
HB 23 KNIK ARM CROSSING REPRESENTATIVES NEUMAN, HUGHES
CHAPTER 51 SLA 14 06/20/2014
HB 24 SELF DEFENSE REPRESENTATIVES NEUMAN, ISAACSON, LYNN, FEIGE
CHAPTER 51 SLA 13 06/20/2013
HB 32 LINES OF BUSINESS ON BUSINESS LICENSE REPRESENTATIVES COSTELLO, HUGHES
CHAPTER 110 SLA 14 07/31/2014
HB 40 MUNICIPAL TAX EXEMPTION: FARM STRUCTURES REPRESENTATIVE HUGHES
CHAPTER 66 SLA 13 06/28/2013
HB 46 WAIVE CDL SKILL TEST FOR CERTAIN VETERANS REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
CHAPTER 27 SLA 13 06/02/2013
HB 47 INJUNCTION SECURITY: INDUSTRIAL OPERATION REPRESENTATIVES FEIGE, CHENAULT
CHAPTER 111 SLA 14 08/04/2014
HB 56 PASSENGER VEHICLE RENTAL TAX REPRESENTATIVES HOLMES, T.WILSON
CHAPTER 8 SLA 13 05/09/2013
HB 67 VIETNAM VETERANS DAY REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON
CHAPTER 3 SLA 13 03/27/2013
HB 69 FEDERAL REGULATION REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
CHAPTER 52 SLA 13 06/20/2013
HB 88 STATUTORY REFS TO MENTAL RETARDATION REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
CHAPTER 42 SLA 13 06/03/2013
HB 93 CHARTER SCHOOLS REPRESENTATIVE GATTIS
(H) FIN 04/02/2014
HB 140 REGULATIONS: NOTICE, REVIEW, COMMENT REPRESENTATIVE REINBOLD
CHAPTER 87 SLA 14 07/16/2014
HB 146 PROOF OF MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE REPRESENTATIVE HIGGINS
CHAPTER 24 SLA 13 05/29/2013
HB 151 SCHOOL GRADING SYSTEMS REPRESENTATIVE REINBOLD
(H) EDC 03/01/2013
HB 161 AUCTIONS FOR BIG GAME HARVEST PERMITS REPRESENTATIVE GATTIS
CHAPTER 47 SLA 14 06/20/2014
HB 173 RESTRICT MEDICAID PAYMENT FOR ABORTIONS REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX
(H) FIN 04/06/2013
HB 178 RECLASSIFYING CERTAIN DRUG OFFENSES REPRESENTATIVE ISAACSON
(H) JUD 03/20/2013
HB 180 MILITARY YOUTH ACADEMY REPRESENTATIVE T.WILSON
CHAPTER 72 SLA 13 07/11/2013
HB 199 VPSO FIREARMS REPRESENTATIVE EDGMON
CHAPTER 97 SLA 14 07/18/2014
HB 212 DRIVER'S LICENSING EXEMPTION: MILITARY REPRESENTATIVES ISAACSON, HUGHES, LEDOUX
CHAPTER 58 SLA 14 07/07/2014
HB 217 DR. WALTER SOBOLEFF DAY REPRESENTATIVES KREISS-TOMKINS, P.WILSON, MUNOZ, KERTTULA
CHAPTER 109 SLA 14 07/30/2014
HB 250 MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ACTIONS REPRESENTATIVE OLSON
CHAPTER 62 SLA 14 07/08/2014
HB 258 WRONGFUL DEATH OF AN UNBORN CHILD REPRESENTATIVES LEDOUX, HUGHES
(H) RLS 03/12/2014
HB 281 PRESCRIPTION WITHOUT PHYSICAL EXAMINATION REPRESENTATIVE GATTIS
CHAPTER 115 SLA 14 08/30/2014
HB 291 STIPEND FOR BOARDING SCHOOLS REPRESENTATIVE GATTIS
(H) FIN 02/10/2014
HB 293 LICENSE PLATES REPRESENTATIVE P.WILSON
CHAPTER 98 SLA 14 07/25/2014
HB 296 STATE LAND DISP./LEASEHOLDER PREFERENCE REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX
(H) STA 03/05/2014
HB 306 EVAL. INDIRECT EXPENDITURES; TAX CREDITS REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON
CHAPTER 61 SLA 14 07/07/2014
HB 310 U.S. CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION DELEGATES REPRESENTATIVE T.WILSON
(S) RLS 04/08/2014
HCR 1 STATE FOOD RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT GROUP REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
LEGIS RESOLVE 1 06/28/2013
HCR 2 PURPLE HEART STATE REPRESENTATIVE HUGHES
LEGIS RESOLVE 4 06/02/2013
HCR 3 JOINT COMMITTEE ON FEDERAL OVERREACH REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
(H) FIN 03/29/2013
HCR 4 HMONG-AMERICAN VETERANS DAY REPRESENTATIVE LEDOUX
LEGIS RESOLVE 8 05/09/2013
HCR 5 DECORATION OF HONOR REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
LEGIS RESOLVE 5 06/02/2013
HCR 18 BABY-FRIENDLY HOSPITAL INITIATIVE REPRESENTATIVE HUGHES
LEGIS RESOLVE 44 07/28/2014
HCR 19 SUPPORTING EFFORTS OF RECOVER ALASKA REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
LEGIS RESOLVE 45 07/17/2014
HJR 3 STATEHOOD/ANCSA/NATIVE ALLOTMENT LAND REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
(H) RES 01/16/2013
HJR 6 LEGACY OIL WELL CLEAN UP/AWARENESS; NPR-A REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 9 06/26/2013
HJR 7 ENDORSING ANWR LEASING REPRESENTATIVE GATTIS
(H) RLS 03/01/2013
HJR 9 MINING/PROCESSING OF RARE EARTH ELEMENTS REPRESENTATIVE COSTELLO
(H) RES 02/15/2013
HJR 12 SUPPORT IN-STATE FIREARMS MANUFACTURING REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
LEGIS RESOLVE 24 06/20/2013
HJR 14 DELAY IMPLEMENTING AFFORDABLE CARE ACT REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
RETURNED TO (S) RLS 04/14/2013
HJR 15 FEDERAL CONTAMINATION OF ANCSA LANDS REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 28 03/04/2014
HJR 16 NATIONAL OCEAN POLICY REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
(S) RLS 04/12/2013
HJR 18 CONST. AM: ELECTED ATTORNEY GENERAL REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
(H) RLS 03/27/2014
HJR 19 BASE F-35 AIRCRAFT AT EIELSON OR JBER REPRESENTATIVE ISAACSON
LEGIS RESOLVE 29 03/04/2014
HJR 20 MEDICAL DEVICE TAX REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
LEGIS RESOLVE 47 07/25/2014
HJR 22 FEDERAL CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION REPRESENTATIVE T.WILSON
LEGIS RESOLVE 68 07/07/2014
HJR 23 GOOD FRIDAY EARTHQUAKE REMEMBRANCE DAY REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 26 03/04/2014
HJR 24 ARCTIC COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
LEGIS RESOLVE 34 07/17/2014
HJR 32 RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION AND PEACE IN SYRIA REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
(S) RLS 04/11/2014
HR 9 DELAY IMPLEMENTATION OF ED STANDARDS REPRESENTATIVE T.WILSON
(H) RLS 04/07/2014
SB 1 ALASKA MINING SENATOR GIESSEL
CHAPTER 6 SLA 13 04/12/2013
SB 12 PUBLIC PROCUREMENT SENATOR FAIRCLOUGH
CHAPTER 59 SLA 13 06/26/2013
SB 85 EXPERIMENTAL VEHICLE PLATES SENATOR BISHOP
CHAPTER 22 SLA 13 05/29/2013
SB 106 STATE LAND DISP./LEASEHOLDER PREFERENCE SENATOR MEYER
CHAPTER 71 SLA 14 07/10/2014
SB 108 CONFIDENTIALITY OF CRIMINAL CASE RECORDS SENATOR DYSON
VETOED BY GOVERNOR 08/28/2014
SB 110 RETURN OF SEIZED PROPERTY SENATOR DYSON
CHAPTER 91 SLA 14 07/16/2014
SB 127 VEHICLE TRANSACTION AGENTS SENATOR GIESSEL
(H) FIN 04/01/2014
SB 156 DIRECT-ENTRY MIDWIVES SENATOR KELLY
CHAPTER 99 SLA 14 07/25/2014
SB 175 OFFICIAL STATE BOLT-ACTION RIFLE SENATOR HUGGINS
CHAPTER 100 SLA 14 07/28/2014
SCR 13 FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER SENATOR KELLY
LEGIS RESOLVE 41 07/25/2014
SCR 14 H&SS REGIONAL BEST PRACTICE MODELS SENATOR KELLY
LEGIS RESOLVE 42 07/25/2014
SJR 2 LIMIT FEDERAL INTERVENTION IN STATE SENATOR DYSON
LEGIS RESOLVE 2 06/20/2013
SJR 3 ENDORSING ANWR LEASING SENATOR MICCICHE
LEGIS RESOLVE 12 06/26/2013
SJR 6 OPPOSE EXECUTIVE ORDERS ON GUN CONTROL SENATOR DYSON
LEGIS RESOLVE 3 06/20/2013
SJR 8 MINING/PROCESSING OF RARE EARTH ELEMENTS SENATOR MCGUIRE
LEGIS RESOLVE 13 06/26/2013
SJR 10 ARCTIC: POLICY, USCG, ARCTIC COUNCIL SENATOR GIESSEL
LEGIS RESOLVE 7 06/26/2013
SJR 22 OPPOSE WARRANTLESS DATA COLLECTION SENATOR GIESSEL
LEGIS RESOLVE 51 08/11/2014
SJR 26 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE SENATOR COGHILL
(H) RLS 04/15/2014