|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 53B|
|2011 - 2015|
|Bachelor's||University of Minnesota|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Kieffer earned her B.S. in Business Management from the University of Minnesota. Her professional experience includes working as a nonprofit volunteer.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kieffer served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy|
|• Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries|
|• Public Safety Finance and Policy|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kieffer served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Commerce and Regulatory Reform|
|• Education Reform|
|• Jobs and Economic Development Finance|
Kieffer's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
The Budget and Taxes
- Excerpt: "Our economy will not improve until we balance the budget and change our state spending habits."
Jobs and the Economy
- Excerpt: "The growth of small, mid-sized and large private-sector Minnesota businesses is crucial to the success and stability of our state economy."
- Excerpt: "Well-educated citizens in Minnesota pave the way to financial security and stability for our state."
Kieffer won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 53B. She was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Ann Marie Metzger (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 53B, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Andrea Kieffer Incumbent||54.9%||12,060|
|Democratic||Ann Marie Metzger||45.1%||9,909|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 56B (2010)|
|Marsha Swails (DFL)||9,494||46.79%|
|Andrea Kieffer (R)||10,778||53.12%|
Comprehensive donor information for Kieffer is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Kieffer raised a total of $78,952 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 13, 2013.
|Andrea Kieffer's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Minnesota House, District 53B||$35,177|
|2010||Minnesota House, District 56B||$43,775|
|Grand Total Raised||$78,952|
2012Kieffer won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kieffer raised a total of $35,177.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Andrea Kieffer's campaign in 2012|
|56th Senate District Republican Party of Minnesota||$500|
|North Star SFAA-PAC||$500|
|Minnesota Oncology Hematology||$500|
|Leonard Street & Deinard||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$35,177|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Kieffer raised $43,775 in contributions.
Her three largest contributors were:
|56Th Senate District RPM||$4,825|
|Kieffer, Andrea L||$1,531|
Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.
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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from February 25 through May 19.
- Liberty Minnesota: 2014
- Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization advocating "limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty."
- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.
In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 8 to May 20.
- Americans for Prosperity Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored "on key votes on issues concerning economic freedom, which includes taxes, budgets and spending, health care and more."
- Minnesota Family Council: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.
- Minnesota Majority: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on "a wide range of issues including taxes, government spending, elections, childcare unionization, property rights and energy policy" per "the traditional values position."
- Taxpayers League of Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.
- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes regarding reproductive issues.
Taxpayers League of Minnesota
The Taxpayers League of Minnesota, a Minnesota-based taxpayer advocacy organization, releases a legislative scorecard for the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota State Senate once a year. The scorecard gives each legislator a score based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on tax issues and “their efforts to balance the state budget without a tax increase.” The organization also compiles a legislator’s individual "Lifetime Score."
Kieffer and her husband, John, have two children.
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- Office website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Andrea Kieffer For State Representative, "Andrea on the Issues," accessed December 18, 2014 (Archived)
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "Minnesota State Canvassing Report - State Primary - Tuesday, August 14, 2012," accessed April 23, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2010 Election Results," accessed March 9, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Kieffer, Andrea," accessed December 13, 2013
- Follow the Money, "Kieffer, Andrea," accessed December 23, 2013
- Liberty Minnesota, "About Us," accessed July 25, 2014
- Americans for Prosperity, "2013 Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
- Minnesota Family Council, "2013 Minnesota Family Council Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
- Minnesota Majority, "Scorecards," accessed July 26, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2013," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2011," accessed May 15, 2014
Carol McFarlane (R)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 53B
| Succeeded by|
Marsha Swails (DFL)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 56B
| Succeeded by|
Will Morgan (DFL)
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