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Friday, April 18, 2014

Debra Kolste

Candidate For Assembly District 44

Debra Kolste

Candidate Background

Party: 
Democratic
Address: 

4105 Park View Dr
Janesville, WI 53546-1777

Phone Number: 
608-756-4311
Email Address: 

Candidate Biography

From candidate Website

18 Years of Community Service in Janesville

• Janesville School Board member for nine years, including a term as board president.

• PTO and PTA member and officer.

• HealthNet of Rock County volunteer, providing medical care to the low income and uninsured.

• Mercy Health System Association of Volunteers member, including serving as president.

• Chair of MercyKids

• Literacy Connection fundraising volunteer.

• YMCA Board of Directors member.

• Rock Futbol, a soccer league for children, organizing board member

• Director of the Mock Drunken Driving simulation at Craig High School for two years

Affiliations

• Democratic Party of Rock County

• League of Women Voters of Janesville

• Cargill United Methodist Church

• PEO Sisterhood

• Rotary Gardens

Business and Employment

• Family farm owner and manager since 1984

• Started a small business, a medical clinic, in Colby, Kan., and operated it for nine years before moving to Janesville

•Employed Mercy Health Systems, medical technologist, 18 years

Family

• Married to Rex Kolste

• Parent of three adult children, all educated in Janesville Public Schools

• Father was a union member with Bell Telephone

• Mother worked in retail stores