|Address||523 E. Donegan #102 |
Seguin, Texas 78155, United States
|| November 29, 1942
|Died||November 04, 2010
Nov 04, 2010 04:21pm
|Info||Edmund Kuempel has served his constituents since 1983 when he was elected to the Texas House of Representatives. From 1983-1990 he represented Kendall, Comal and Guadalupe Counties as House District 46. When the 1990 re-districting was complete, population dictated that Representative Kuempel represent only Comal and Guadalupe Counties as House District 45. The 2000 census and re-districting will have him representing Wilson, Gonzales and Guadalupe Counties as House District 44 in the 2003 Legislature. |
Edmund Kuempel has been an active legislator. He has been named Chairman of three committees during his tenure The Committee on Retirement and Aging, The Committee on House Administration, and the Committee on State Recreational Resources. For two sessions, Representative Kuempel was the Chairman of the House Administration Committee. This committee oversees the daily workings of the House of Representatives - personnel, payroll, property, accounting, purchasing, and supply. Also, the Chairman of the House Administration Committee sits on the State Preservation Board. At the time Representative Kuempel was the Chairman of the House Administration, the extension to the Capitol was being built, allowing him to be a part of the decision making process on the massive undertaking to expand legislative office space while not disturbing the Capitol's historic integrity. For the past four sessions, Representative Kuempel has been Chairman of the State Recreational Resources Committee, dealing mainly with issues related to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Representative Kuempel has been a recipient of numerous awards - the Texas Municipal Retirement System John Traegor Award, Man of the Year Award from the Texas County Agricultural Agents Assoc., Career Achievement Award from the Texas Chamber of Commerce, Leader of Excellence Award - Free Market Committee, Texas Chamber of Commerce Legislative Leadership Award, and others too numerous to mention.
Not only has Representative Kuempel served as Chairman to several important committees, he has also served as a member of numerous other committees. He is a dedicated lawmaker, taking his elected position seriously. Although Texas has a "part- time legislature", Representative Kuempel does not consider his job part-time. He is constantly in contact with constituents and can be seen at as many functions as his schedule allows. Edmund Kuempel cares, he loves people and he enjoys being among the people of his district. He relies on his constituents input to make the best decision possible when voting on issues that will affect their lives.
Edmund Kuempel was born and raised in Austin, graduating from Austin High School. He received his B.A. in Business from Texas Lutheran College in Seguin. Edmund is married to the former Roberta "Birdie" Blumberg. They have two adult children, John Kuempel and Margaret Brady. Edmund and Birdie also have a granddaughter - Rose Brady who was born in September, 1998. The Kuempels are active members of Faith Lutheran Church in Seguin.