25th-29th Legislature (2007 -2016)

HOUSE
WES KELLER





Representative Wes Keller
District: 10
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 30 CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY CURRICULUM REPRESENTATIVES KELLER, SADDLER, LYNN
(H) FIN 02/27/2015
HB 89 SEC. SCHOOL CIVICS EXAM GRADUATION REQ REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
(H) EDC 01/30/2015
HB 156 SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY MEASURES; FED. LAW REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
CHAPTER 54 SLA 16 07/28/2016
HB 159 HEALTH CARE RETAINER; INSURANCE EXEMPT REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
(H) L&C 03/23/2015
HB 177 KING SALMON TAGS AND DESIGNS REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
(H) RES 01/27/2016
HB 192 PARENT RIGHTS: EDUCATION; SCHOOL ABSENCE REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
(H) EDC 04/11/2015
HB 201 PARENT-GUARDIAN/CHILD:TEMP. POWER OF ATTY REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
(H) HSS 04/16/2015
HB 325 RELIGIOUS FREEDOM:LICENSE,BOARDS,OFFICERS REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
(H) L&C 02/22/2016
HJR 24 LIFT FEDERAL LAND WITHDRAWALS REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
LEGIS RESOLVE 20 09/01/2015
HJR 29 CALL FED. CONSTITUTIONAL CONV:TERM LIMITS REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
(H) RLS 04/05/2016



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 35 MARCH 27: GREAT ALASKA EARTHQUAKE DAY REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
CHAPTER 2 SLA 15 04/18/2015
HB 43 JAN 9: AK LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS' DAY REPRESENTATIVES LYNN, TALERICO, VAZQUEZ, WOOL, CLAMAN
CHAPTER 1 SLA 15 04/03/2015
HB 56 ALASKA FIREFIGHTERS' DAY REPRESENTATIVES LYNN, CLAMAN
CHAPTER 7 SLA 15 05/05/2015
HB 64 ELIMINATE DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
(H) STA 01/21/2015
HB 77 DISABILITY:ID/LICENSE AND TRAINING RQMTS. REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON
(S) RLS 04/14/2016
HB 84 REVIEW & REPORTING OF FED. RECEIPTS; LB&A REPRESENTATIVE REINBOLD
(H) FIN 03/09/2015
HB 91 OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLES IN TRAFFIC LANE REPRESENTATIVE HUGHES
(H) TRA 01/30/2015
HB 93 PROBATION & PAROLE: WORK, TRAVEL ACCOM. REPRESENTATIVE TILTON
CHAPTER 49 SLA 16 07/28/2016
HB 107 BD OF REGENTS REGIONAL RESIDENCY QUALIF. REPRESENTATIVE GATTIS
VETOED BY GOVERNOR 09/08/2016
HB 115 AK SOVEREIGNTY;US TRANSFER LAND TO ALASKA REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
(S) JUD 02/05/2016
HB 137 HUNT/FISH/TRAP: FEES;LICENSES;EXEMPTIONS REPRESENTATIVE TALERICO
CHAPTER 18 SLA 16 06/13/2016
HB 210 ELECTION PAMPHLET STATEMENTS REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
(H) STA 04/19/2015
HB 216 NAVIGABLE WATER; INTERFERENCE, DEFINITION REPRESENTATIVE TALERICO
CHAPTER 14 SLA 16 06/02/2016
HB 298 LAYOFF OF TENURED TEACHERS REPRESENTATIVE TILTON
(H) EDC 02/05/2016
HCR 4 US COUNTERMAND CONVENTION; DELEGATES REPRESENTATIVE HUGHES
LEGIS RESOLVE 46 09/23/2016
HJR 6 FEDERAL CONTAMINATION OF ANCSA LANDS REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 9 09/01/2015
HJR 13 RETAIN ARMY FORCES IN ALASKA REPRESENTATIVE REINBOLD
LEGIS RESOLVE 4 09/01/2015
HJR 14 CALL FOR US COUNTERMAND CONVENTION REPRESENTATIVE HUGHES
LEGIS RESOLVE 49 09/15/2016
HR 6 MAX F. GRUENBERG JR. COMMITTEE ROOM REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
HOUSE RESOLVE 6 08/26/2016
SB 6 ELIMINATE DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME SENATOR MACKINNON
(H) FIN 04/08/2016
SB 89 SCHOOLS;PARENT RTS;ABORT. PROVDRS LIMITS SENATOR DUNLEAVY
(H) HSS 03/24/2016
SB 174 REG. OF FIREARMS/KNIVES BY UNIV. OF AK SENATOR KELLY
(H) FIN 04/14/2016
SB 180 PARENT-GUARDIAN/CHILD:TEMP. POWER OF ATTY SENATOR GIESSEL
CHAPTER 28 SLA 16 06/22/2016

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