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Kesto, Klint (R)

State Representative District 39
Office: S 888 HOB
Term: Second
Phone: (517) 373-1799
Home Address: 4050 Vanstone Dr., Commerce Twp.
Seat Number: 36
Standing Committees: Judiciary(C), Elections, Health Policy, Regulatory Reform
(C) = Chair, (VC) = Vice Chair

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


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.


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.


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.


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


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. 


Brian Pierce

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