Born O’Neill, NE, June 20, 1953; married; 3 children. Graduate Kimball Co. H.S. (Kimball, NE) 1971; B.S. medical technology U. of Nebraska 1975. Full-time legislator. Former medical technologist. Member: YMCA of Northern Rock Co. (bd. mbr.); Health Net of Rock Co.; League of Women Voters; Friends of Rotary Gardens. Former member: Mercy Health Systems Volunteers (pres.); Rock Futbol Soccer League (founding bd. mbr.); PTO Bd.; PTA Bd. Janesville School Board, 2000-09.
Elected to Assembly 2012. Biennial committee assignments: 2013 — Health; Small Business Development; Transportation; Workforce Development.
Telephone: Office: (608) 266-7503; (888) 947-0044 (toll free); District: (608) 756-4311.
Voting address: Janesville 53546.
Mailing address: Office: Room 8 North, State Capitol, P.O. Box 8952, Madison 53708.
Content referencing Deb Kolste
Ahead of Pence Visit, Health Care Workers and Wisconsin Democrats Blast Administration for Prolonging Pandemic, Slowing Economic Recovery
"No community is immune from COVID-19 -- we’ve seen that everywhere across this state, whether it’s here in Janesville or cities or rural communities, the virus has reached everywhere because of Trump's failures."Sep 14th, 2020 by Democratic Party of Wisconsin
"Caregivers provide critically important care and services, and it is essential that we recognize the important contributions these unsung heroes make to families in Wisconsin."Aug 19th, 2019 by Gov. Tony Evers
Skowronski, Brostoff, Thiesfeldt, and Kolste Applaud Passage of AB 250Jun 20th, 2019 by State Rep. Jonathan Brostoff
Together, this group will discuss the state’s critical transportation issues and seek solutions to these challenges.Jan 30th, 2019 by Gov. Tony Evers
Trio of Bills Would Increase Drug Pricing Transparency and Provide Safeguards for ConsumersOct 12th, 2017 by State Rep. Deb Kolste
Reveals Economic Wreckage Caused by Outsourcing During Walker and Johnson YearsAug 29th, 2016 by Citizen Action of Wisconsin
Wisconsin is adding mostly poverty-wage jobs, which is increasing BadgerCare enrollment.Sep 29th, 2015 by Citizen Action of Wisconsin
Over 2,900 Wisconsinites have signed a petition calling for the closure of the agency on Citizen Action of Wisconsin’s website.Sep 15th, 2015 by Citizen Action of Wisconsin
Walker Administration’s Insurance Commissioner has refused to police health insurance rate increases. Legislation would require state action to protect consumers.Sep 3rd, 2015 by Citizen Action of Wisconsin
The bills are AB 340 in the Assembly and SB 211 in the Senate.Aug 11th, 2015 by Citizen Action of Wisconsin
Assembly Democratic freshmen urge support for non-partisan redistricting reform as fall session endsNov 13th, 2013 by Press Release
Today Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) announced the Assembly Democratic members of the standing and joint committees for the 2013-2014 legislative session.Dec 21st, 2012 by State Rep. Peter Barca