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Biographical Profile for Kevin Koester
Currently Elected State Representative District 38, Iowa
Age: 60
Party: Republican Party of Iowa
Phone: 515.963.9996
Address: 3514 SW Edgewood Lane
Ankeny, IA 50023
 
Kevin Koester's positions and views on the issues:
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
If elected, I will work very hard to control state spending and to improve education.
Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Male, age 58 , Married to Linda for 37 years with three grown children, Chris, Erin and Ryan. Linda and I live at 3514 SW Edgewood Lane in Ankeny. I have been a school administrator in Ankeny since 1979. I grew up in Des Moines and graduated in 1972 from Dowling HS, Des Moines
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Post graduate work is with University of Iowa, where I completed my BA in Math in 1976.
Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
Director of Community Education in Eastern Rural Iowa Consortium for three years.
Director of Community Education for Ankeny Community Schools for 29 years

Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
I am the oldest son of a Bronze medal Korean war veteran in the US Army.
Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
I have served on over 20 important local boards and councils in my service to the Ankeny area. I am honored to be the 2003 Ankeny Citizen of the Year as awarded by the Ankeny Chamber of Commerce.
As a state legislator, I serve as the voting member on the Iowa Early Access Council and represent the Iowa House on the following state or county committees: State Child Care Advisory Council, Iowa Tobacco Commission, Polk County Health Services Board, and Health Career Advisory Council
Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
First Elected as a State Legislator in 2008. I currently Chair the Iowa House Ethics Committee and have served on Education, Education Appropriations, Human Resources, State Govt., and Transportation.
Prior to public elections I served as the Chair of Legislative Committee for one national organization and two state education groups, namely, the National Community Education Association, Iowa Community Education Association, and Iowa Afterschool Alliance.
I was a Republican Delegate from Ankeny to the Polk County and State conventions, twice in the 1980's
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Childhood member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Des Moines.
Currently an active member and on the Elder Board of the Ankeny Evangelical Free Church.

I am Pro Life. I support the state constitutional amendment to recognize and legally define Marriage as a union and covenant between one man and one woman.
Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
Legislator of the Year for 2009, Iowa Fraternal Insurance Congress, andalso in 2001 by the Iowa Library Association.
President, National Community Education Association, 2004 (NCEA is based in Washington DC)
Co-Chair of the Polk County Sesquicentennial Commission, 1991-1995
Past President of Iowa Dollars for Scholars Board
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