Representative Wes Keller R-10, Mat-Su
Session Info:State Capitol, Room 403
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Interim Info:600 E. Railroad Ave.
Wasilla, AK 99654
Toll Free: 800-468-2186
Elected to the House:(Appointed: 2007) 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014
|Date/Place of Birth:|
April 24, 1946 at Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Alaska: 1969 - 1988
Wasilla: 1988 - present
Building maintenance and construction contractor.
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.
|Alaska State House of Representatives:|
Chair, Judiciary: 2013 - present
Chair, Health & Social Services: 2011 - 2012
Chair, Administrative Regulation Review: 2009 - 2010
Co-Chair, Health & Social Services: 2009 - 2010
Vice-Chair, Health & Social Services: 2013 - present
Vice-Chair, State Affairs: 2011 - present
Vice-Chair, Fisheries: 2009 - 2010
Rules: 2013 - present
Economic Development, Trade & Tourism: 2008, 2011 - 2012
Judiciary: 2011 - 2012
Community & Regional Affairs: 2009 - 2010
Education: 2009 - 2010
Legislative Higher Education Scholar Funding Task Force: 2009 - 2010
Health, Education & Social Services: 2008
- Court System: 2009 - present
- Law: 2009 - present
- Revenue: 2013 - present
- Health & Social Services: 2009 - 2012
- Transportation & Public Facilities: 2011 - 2012
- Administration: 2009 - 2010
|Other Political and Government Positions:|
Citizens Advisory Commisson on Federal Areas: October 2007 - present
Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education: December 2007 - 2011
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.
Hunting, fishing, flying, boating, hobby auto body and carpentry.
HB 30 - Constitutional History CurriculumSponsored by Rep. Wes Keller, Rep. Dan Saddler, Rep. Bob Lynn
An Act requiring school districts to develop and require completion of a history of American constitutionalism curriculum segment; and providing for an effective date.
Status: (H) FIN : 2015-02-27
HB 89 - Sec. School Civics Exam Graduation ReqSponsored by Rep. Wes Keller
An Act relating to civics examinations and secondary school graduation requirements; and providing for an effective date.
Status: (H) EDC : 2015-01-30
HB 35 - March 27: Great Alaska Earthquake DayPassed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett
An Act establishing March 27 as Great Alaska Good Friday Earthquake Remembrance Day.
Version: CSHB 35(STA)
Status: (S) STA : 2015-02-23
HB 43 - Jan 9: AK Law Enforcement Officers' DayPassed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Lynn, Rep. Talerico, Rep. Vazquez, Rep. Wool, Rep. Claman
An Act establishing Alaska Law Enforcement Officers' Day.
Version: CSHB 43(STA)
Status: (S) STA : 2015-02-23
HB 56 - Alaska Firefighters' DaySponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn, Rep. Matt Claman
An Act establishing Alaska Firefighters' Day.
Status: (H) Calendar 3/2 : 2015-02-27
HB 64 - Eliminate Daylight Saving TimeSponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker
An Act exempting the state from daylight saving time; and providing for an effective date.
Status: (H) STA : 2015-01-21
HB 84 - Review And Reporting Of Federal ReceiptsSponsored by Rep. Lora Reinbold
An Act relating to the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee; and requiring state agencies, municipalities, and regional educational attendance areas to report on federal receipts.
Status: (H) FIN : 2015-01-28
HB 91 - Operating Motor Vehicles In Traffic LaneSponsored by Rep. Shelley Hughes
An Act relating to operating a motor vehicle in lanes of traffic.
Status: (H) TRA : 2015-01-30
HB 93 - Probation And Parole: Work, Travel Accom.Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Cathy Tilton
An Act relating to the duties of probation officers; and relating to conditions of parole.
Version: CSHB 93(STA)
Status: Transmitted To (S) : 2015-02-27
HB 107 - Board Of Regents Regional Residency Qualif.Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Gattis
An Act relating to the composition of the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska.
Status: (H) EDC : 2015-02-13
HB 115 - AK Sovereignty;us Transfer Land To AlaskaSponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault
An Act relating to the transfer of public land from the federal government to the state and to the disposal of that land; and providing for an effective date.
Status: (H) RES : 2015-02-18
HJR 13 - Retain Army Forces In AlaskaPassed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Lora Reinbold
Urging the United States Department of the Army to maintain and strengthen the current level of its combat-capable structure in the state and not to take structural realignment actions with regard to Fort Wainwright and Joint Base Elmendorf- Richardson.
Version: CSHJR 13(MLV)
Status: (S) Calendar 3/2 : 2015-02-27