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Dale Kooyenga is working to make government smaller, and more efficient. One of his primary goals is to get government out of the way of the doers, the risk takers, the small business owners and others who look to invent, innovate, manufacture and provide goods and services in the private sector. Your support helps him tell these stories and grow the movement.

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As a CPA, a citizen-soldier, a father, husband and state-legislator, Dale Kooyenga believes in purpose driven leadership.

A conservative reformer, he understands that the states lead the way.

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What they're saying about Dale Kooyenga

State Representative Dale Kooyenga is the GOP’s tax policy expert and a rising star in the State Assembly.

Mike Lowe, Fox6

Rep. Dale Kooyenga is a visionary, courageous leader in the battle for job creation policies at the state Capitol.

Kurt Bauer, WMC

He is a prime example of where the Legislature is lucky to have people who have a combination of smarts, savvy and tenacity.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos

Number cruncher Dale Kooyenga emerges as conservative star.

Wisconsin State Journal

Dale Kooyenga’s Story

Dale P. Kooyenga was born February 12, 1979 in Oak Lawn, Illinois. He graduated with an AA from Moraine Valley Community College in 2000, attained a BA from Lakeland College in 2000, and an MBA from Marquette University in 2007. He is a current member of the U.S. Army Reserve and an Iraq War veteran. He was first elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010.

Early Life/College

Dale grew up the oldest of four siblings on the south side of Chicago in a blue-collar family and neighborhood. He attended Chicago Christian High School and went on to attend Moraine Valley Community College. Dale played basketball at Moraine Valley and was subsequently recruited by Lakeland College in Sheboygan, WI where he played NCAA Div III basketball and graduated with honors.

Professional Career

Dale moved to Milwaukee in 2001, passed the Certified Public Accounting exam, and began working for a large international accounting firm. During his career as a public accountant he worked with the State of Wisconsin’s largest manufacturing, health care, financial services and not-for-profit organizations. Kooyenga is also a graduate of Marquette University’s Masters In Business Administration program.

In 2005, Dale left his career in public accounting to serve his country. He attended the United States Army’s basic training, Officer Candidate School and the Military Intelligence Officer Course. After completing the year-long Army training Dale returned to his career in public accounting, married and started a family

Kooyenga was called up for service in Iraq in 2008. Although trained as a Military Intelligence Officer, Dale was quickly assigned as the 4th Infantry Division’s Officer in Charge of Economic Development in Baghdad. Dale served in Iraq from January 2008 to November 2008. The team in charge of economic development created thousands of jobs by utilizing a combination of mircogrants, introducing foreign investors and working directly with Iraqi small, medium and large business.

Kooyenga  was part of a team that realized an 80% decrease in significant hostile acts from January to November of 2008.
Kooyenga was awarded the Bronze Star for his service.

In the Fall of 2010, Dale was elected to represent the 14th District for the Wisconsin State Assembly. He was first sworn into public office on January 3rd, 2011. He continues to serve as a Captain in the United States Army Reserve.

In addition to his roles as husband, father, legislator and citizen-soldier, Dale Kooyenga continues to work as a CPA. He lives in Brookfield with his wife, Jennifer, and their four children.

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