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Kesto, Klint (R)

State Representative District 39
Office: S0888 HOB
Term: First
Phone: (517) 373-1799
Email: KlintKesto@house.mi.gov
Home Address: 4050 Vanstone Dr., Commerce Twp.
Website: http://gophouse.org/representatives/southeast/kesto/
Seat Number: 36
Standing Committees: JUDICIARY(VC), CRIMINAL JUSTICE, FAMILIES, CHILDREN, AND SENIORS, REGULATORY REFORM, HEALTH POLICY
(C) = Chair, (VC) = Vice Chair

CB - Capitol Building,  FB - Farnum Building,  HOB - House Office Building 


POLITICAL CAREER

A first-time House candidate, Kesto won a competitive six-way primary in August 2012 to become the Republican nominee for the 39th District. In the general election, he defeated his Democratic opponent by about 3,000 votes.

WORK EXPERIENCE

For more than five years, Kesto served as a prosecuting attorney with the Wayne County Prosecutor's office. He has previously worked for the United States Department of Energy and the United States Department of Justice. He has also worked for his family's small business, Buscemi's Pizza and Sub Shop.

EDUCATION

Kesto graduated from the University of Michigan with a political science degree in 2002 and then attended Wayne State University Law School, graduating in 2006.

PERSONAL

Kesto became the first Chaldean member of the Legislature in 2013.

CIVIC ACTIVITIES

Kesto is a board member of the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Chaldean Bar Association, of the American Bar Association and of the state Bar of Michigan. 

LEAD STAFF PERSON:

Brian Pierce
bpierce@house.mi.gov

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