* Ever wonder what a State Legislator does?
* What role a State Legislator has in relation to the Governor?
* Do State Legislators "get along" or "work together" on causes that cross
* Do you have an idea that you want to share with a State Legislator as to what "should" or 'should not" be a law?
* Want to learn how to affect change?
* Does VOTING really matter?
IF YOU HAVE EVER ASKED YOURSELF ONE OF THE
ABOVE QUESTIONS, THEN BE SURE TO COME TO
THIS FREE PROGRAM.
"THE STATE of the STATE"
w/ State Representative Dale Kooyenga
Monday, April 7th @ 6:30pm - APC
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/494884653951123/
A bio of Dale Kooyenga: Dale grew up the oldest of four siblings in a blue collar family and neighborhood. The son of a garbage man and a nurse, he is proud of the Christian values and strong Midwestern work ethic instilled in him by his parents.
Following high school, Dale attended his local Community College on a basketball scholarship and was subsequently recruited by Lakeland College in Sheboygan, where he played NCAA Division III basketball and graduated with honors. He later went on to receive a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Marquette University.
Dale applied his skills as a Certified Public Accountant at KPMG firm for ten years. During his career at this international accounting firm, he worked with Wisconsin's largest manufacturing, health care, financial services and nonprofit organizations.
In 2005, Dale enlisted in the United States Army alongside his two brothers. After completing basic training, Officer Candidate School and the Military Intelligence Officer Course, he returned to his career in public accounting and married Jennifer Smith. Two years later, Dale was called to serve in Iraq under the command of General David Petraeus. His team realized an 80% decrease in significant hostile acts from January 2008 to November 2008. Dale was awarded the Bronze Star for his service.
Today, Dale remains a Captain in the United States Army Reserve, owns a small business, and is most proud of his roles as a husband and father. Dale and Jennifer live in Brookfield with their four children, Grant, Taylor, Quin and Ada, where they attend Brookfield Christian Reformed Church.
As a Citizen Soldier, Dale believes in the value of Citizen Legislators. He began his political career by running for State Assembly in 2010. In that first campaign, Dale visited over 100 businesses and knocked on over 10,000 doors to meet the men, women, and children who would become his constituents. In anticipation of his second term, Dale is committed to making the same efforts to spend time in the community with his employers, the citizens of the 14th Assembly District.