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33rd Legislature(2023-2024)

Member Information

Wes Keller
2007-2016 Representative District  

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

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

Building maintenance and construction contractor.

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

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.

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.