Monday, February 18, 2013
The online survey is open until March 15 on the new legislator's website.
If you have an opinion about Michigan's roads and bridges, and Gov. Rick Snyder's plans to fix them, State Rep. Klint Kesto (R-Commerce), wants to know. The freshman legislator launched an online survey through his office website designed to gauge input from constituents on what the proper course of action is to fix and improve transportation routes statewide. During his State of the State address, Snyder proposed major increases in gasoline, diesel and vehicle registration taxes to fund $1.2 billion in road repairs. Kesto has yet to endorse any proposal and said he needs to hear from constituents in West Bloomfield, Commerce, Wixom and Wolverine Lake first. The survey closes on March 15. "The Legislature is trying to come up with …
Monday, November 26, 2012
First Chaldean-American elected to state legislature, Klint Kesto, rallies support in West Bloomfield.
Personally walking door-to-door introducing yourself might seem like tedious work for a candidate running for office, but for elected State Representative Klint Kesto (R-39th District) it marked a path to history. When Kesto announced victory Nov. 6 in the hotly-contested race for an open seat over Democrat Pam Jackson, at Shenandoah Country Club in West Bloomfield, he said it wasn't about him as much as the community which made him the first Chaldean-American elected to the position of House representative in Michigan. There are more than 120,000 Chaldeans in Michigan (a colloquial term referring to Iraqi Christians, of whose ancestry dates to Historical Babylon) and growing in a time when many are leaving the state, said Chaldean-…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Commerce natives square off with Kesto winning a two-year term.
In August, Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Klint Kesto survived a Republican primary vote over multiple opponents in precincts stretching across many communities. On Tuesday, the experience paid off in spades after he beat his Democrat opponent, Pam Jackson, to win the 39th District state representative seat. Kesto won with 24,382 total votes, while Jackson finished with 21,405. The well-publicized race for the two-year term, which was frequently played out on television commercials, saw Kesto run on a platform of support for performance-based teaching and support for the pro-life movement. Kesto saw perhaps his biggest draw of support come from the Commerce community, where he won in 13 of the 15 precincts in that district. Results are…
Saturday, October 27, 2012
West Bloomfield man backing GOP candidate Klint Kesto in 39th House District election.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
This letter was received by West Bloomfield Patch local editor Tim Rath. This election’s race for 39th district seems like a close one; I don’t remember ever seeing so many TV ads for a state house seat. In my opinion, Klint Kesto is the right man for the job. Besides being an assistant prosecutor and community activist, he stands out because he is not an uncompromising ideologue, much of which is lacking in today’s political climate. Though a conservative, he is challenging his party on its enactment of the pension tax and has vowed to repeal it, he favors a new bridge to Canada if it does not hook Michigan taxpayers with the bill, and he is a union attorney that can appreciate the benefits of union membership. At the same time, he …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Six Republicans and two Democrats are vying for a spot on the November ballot in the race for state representative in the 39th District. We took a look at how much money they've raised, and how they're spending it.
The Aug. 7 primary is fast approaching and in West Bloomfield, you can't drive far without seeing a campaign sign for one of the many candidates vying for a spot in the Michigan House of Representatives in the 39th District. Running for the spot are four area Republicans and two Democrats who have been busy raising (and spending) money ahead of the primary as they fight to see who will represent their parties in the November general election. On the Republican ticket next week will be: Albert Clawson, Brad Hantler, Nicholas Kennedy, Klint Kesto, Bubba Urdan, and Kristine Zrinyi. The Democrats offer Regina Strong and Pam Jackson. In total, the six candidates have raised $201,222.79 in itemized campaign contributions, which are donated by …
Prosecuting attorney's experience puts him ahead of other Republicans, writes Commerce resident.
Friday, August 3, 2012
This letter was received by West Bloomfield Patch local editor Tim Rath. To make the voter’s job easier, I am here to introduce a candidate whose experience is unmatched; a candidate who is guaranteed to be our voice in Lansing: Klint Kesto for 39th District State Representative. I can go on and on about how Klint’s experience is unparalleled to the other candidates. I can rave about his experience working as a prosecuting attorney and how he has witnessed firsthand the effects of the lack of public safety. I can inform you how, as a small business owner in the state of Michigan, Klint understands that businesses create jobs and help stimulate the economy. I can also include his educational background as a University of Michigan Wolverine …