John (John) Kuempel (R-SH044)
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FAX: 512.463.5896
District: 830.379.8732
Room GW.17 Capitol Station 1100 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701

District Office:
200 North River Street
Seguin, TX 78155
Elected: 2010    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Michelle   DOB: 5/11/1970
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Committee on Higher Education
MemberHouse Committee on House Administration
MemberHouse Committee on Environmental Regulation
Counties Representing
Guadalupe / Wilson


John Kuempel was sworn in on December 30, 2010 to the 81st Legislature and is serving his fourth 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 Licensing and Administrative Procedures Committee where he oversees all occupational licenses issued by the state. He also serves as a member of the State Affairs Committee which oversees a myriad of critical state issues including, but not limited to- state policy and government, the regulation of electric and telecommunication utilities, energy production and consumption, right to life and immigration policy. During the 83rd Legislative Interim, Speaker Straus appointed Representative Kuempel as Co-Chairman of the Legislative Committee to Review the Texas Lottery Commission.

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. Representative Kuempel has been honored each session by the Texas Association of Business and has been named a "Champion of Free Enterprise".

Like his parents, the late Edmund Kuempel and Roberta Blumberg Kuempel of Seguin, John is actively involved in his community. He is a member of the Seguin Rotary Club, the Guadalupe County 100 Club, Texas Farm Bureau and Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.

John is an avid outdoorsman and serves as a Texas Parks & Wildlife Honorary Game Warden. He is also a life member of the National Rifle Association and the Texas State Rifle Association.

John and his wife, Michelle, are parents of 12 year old twin boys. They are active members of Faith Lutheran Church in Seguin where Michelle, a librarian at Koennecke Elementary, serves on the Altar Guild.

The couple supports several local charitable entities such as Guadalupe Regional Hospice, Seguin Education Foundation, Wade Busby Memorial, Tejas Literacy Club, Texas Agriculture Education and Heritage Center and Guadalupe, La Vernia and Wilson County Youth Shows.