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Frederick Kessler

Democratic — Representative — District 12
Available Terms:
  • 2009-2010
  • 2011-2012
  • 2013-2014
  • 2015-2016

Frederick Kessler represents Assembly District 12 in the Wisconsin Assembly, is a member of four committees, and is the primary sponsor of 540 bills.

2004 19623.89
2006 11580.0
2008 8683.0
2010 13440.0
2012 27056.06

For detailed campaign finance information visit Influence Explorer. Figures via the National Institute on Money in State Politics.



News and Blog Coverage

Sexually violent person placement bill clears Assembly

The Assembly has passed a bill 64-34 dealing with residency requirements for sexually violent people. Dem Rep. Frederick Kessler, of Milwaukee, joined Republicans in voting in favor. The amended bill by Rep. Mark Born, R-Beaver Dam, includes several guidelines for placement. Those include certain distance restrictions, such as not within ...

Bodily fluid bill gets Assembly's green light

Dem Rep. Frederick Kessler accused Republicans of “grandstanding” with a bill that would make it a class I felony to throw or expel bodily fluids at a prosecutor. Still, the Assembly approved the bill 84-14. Under current law, the felony charge applies in cases involving first responders, police, firefighters or ...

Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

  • AR 32

    Relating to: protecting open and transparent government in Wisconsin.

  • AB 991

    Relating to: reporting fraud, waste, and mismanagement regarding the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and making an appropriation. (FE)

  • AB 978

    Relating to: creating a grant program for law enforcement agencies to provide victim and witness advocacy services and making an appropriation. (FE)

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  • AB 980

    Relating to: creating a grant program for counties to use pretrial risk assessment tools, and making an appropriation. (FE)

  • AB 985

    Relating to: notification of a juvenile's parent, guardian, legal custodian, or Indian custodian prior to a custodial interrogation of the juvenile. (FE)

  • AB 983

    Relating to: disclosure at a defendant's initial appearance.

Recent Votes

AB 783

Read a third time and passed, Ayes 94, Noes 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 94100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 538

Read a third time and concurred in, Ayes 93, Noes 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 93100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 503

Read a third time and concurred in, Ayes 60, Noes 34, Paired 2

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 6063.0
•••No: 3436.0
•••Other: 00.0
AB 629

Read a third time and passed, Ayes 90, Noes 2

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 9097.0
•••No: 22.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 87

Refused to suspend rules, Ayes 50, Noes 44

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 5053.0
•••No: 4446.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 87

Rules suspended, Ayes 92, Noes 2

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 9297.0
•••No: 22.0
•••Other: 00.0
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