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Dale Kooyenga, Republican Candidate for 14th State Assembly District

Army veteran and accountant Dale Kooyenga is running to keep his seat in the Wisconsin State Assembly.

General Information

Name : Mr. Dale Kooyenga
Age : 33
Place of residence : Brookfield, Wis.

Education

College

Attended college : Yes
College : Lakeland College
Degree : Accounting
Year of graduation : 2001

Grad school

University : Marquette University
Degree : MBA
Year of graduation : 2007

Military service

Has served in the military: Yes
Rank : CPT

Employment Information

Job titles held : CPA
Employers : KPMG LLP

Political Information

Party affiliation : Republican
Running for a: State office
Running for position: State Assembly
Chamber/district: 14
Incumbent: Yes
First elected: 01 November 2010
Previous elective offices : None
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : None

Party HQ

Address 15365 St Therese Blvd
Brookfield, WI 53005

Campaign Manager

Name : Rachell Geary
Title : Campaign Manager

URLs

Website : dalekooyenga.com
Twitter : www.http://twitter.com/dalekooyenga
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Citizens-for-Dale-Kooyenga-14th-Assembly/134617033218121

Other facts

Dale Kooyenga grew up the oldest of four siblings in a blue collar family and neighborhood. He attended Community College where he received a basketball scholarship and was subsequently recruited to Lakeland College in Sheboygan, WI. Dale moved to Milwaukee in 2001, passed the Certified Public Accounting exam, and began working for a large international accounting firm. During his career as a public accountant he worked with the State of Wisconsin's largest manufacturing, health care, financial services and not-for-profit organizations. Dale is also a graduate of Marquette University's Masters In Business Administration program. In 2005 Dale temporarily left his career in public accounting to serve his country. He attended the United States Army's basic training, rigorous Officer Candidate School and the Military Intelligence Officer Course. After completing the year long Army training Dale returned to his career in public accounting and married Jennifer Smith. Dale was called up for service in Iraq in 2008. Dale served in Iraq from January 2008 to November 2008. Among other accomplishments, Dale was credited in convincing the Iraqi government to adopt $84 million in projects that were previously going to be paid for by the US taxpayer. Dale was part of a team that realized an 80% decrease in significant hostile acts from January 2008 to November 2008. Dale was awarded the Bronze Star for his service. Dale continues to serve as an Officer in the United States Army Reserve in addition to working as a CPA and enjoying his role as a husband and father. Dale and Jennifer now have three children, Grant, who was born while Dale was deployed in Iraq, Taylor who was born September 2009 and Quin born March 2012. They attend Brookfield Christian Reformed Church. As a freshmen in the Wisconsin legislature, Rep. Kooyenga was successful in enacting one of the largest tax cuts in Wisconsin history. In addition, Rep. Kooyenga was a champion of honest accounting reforms. Rep. Kooyenga is most proud of AB 30 which provides an alternative to the foster care system and allowed the Safe Families organization to operate in Wisconsin. The privately funded alternative to foster care program will save lives and save taxpayers money by keeping children out of the states foster care system.

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