John Kuempel - Republican (Incumbent)
John Kuempel was sworn in on December 30, 2010 to the 81st Legislature and is serving his third term as State Representative from District 44. The district is comprised of Guadalupe and Wilson Counties.
John received a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He was born and raised in Seguin and graduated from Seguin High School. He was active in high school sports, playing football and baseball before becoming a walk-on member of the University of Texas football team.
Since his college graduation, John has been employed as a Salesman at Commercial Metals Company in Seguin.
Rep. Kuempel currently serves as Chairman of the House General Investigating and Ethics Committee where he leads all investigations pertaining to the conduct of and ethical standards of state and local government. He also serves as a member of the State Affairs Committee and the Licensing and Administrative Procedures Committee. During the 83rd Legislative Interim, Speaker Straus appointed Representative Kuempel as Co-Chairman of the Legislative Committee to Review the Texas Lottery Commission. Representative Kuempel has served as the Chairman of the Texas Legislative General Aviation Caucus since 2013.
In June 2011, Speaker Straus appointed John to serve on the Energy Council, a non-profit organization that helps promote a balanced national energy strategy and related environmental policies at the state level. Upon completion of the 82nd legislative session, Representative Kuempel was honored with the 2011 Legislative Champion Award given by the Foundation Appraisers Coalition of Texas for his tireless efforts in reforming Appraisal Management Companies in Texas and authoring legislation to protect appraisers and consumers in the state.
John is an avid outdoorsman and serves as a Texas Parks & Wildlife Honorary Game Warden. He is also a member of the National Rifle Association and the Texas State Rifle Association.
John and his wife, Michelle, are parents of twin boys. They are active members of Faith Lutheran Church in Seguin where Michelle, a librarian at Koennecke Elementary, teaches Sunday School.
- General Investigating and Ethics - Chair
- Licensing and Administrative
Cash On Hand: $518,749.48