Bill Kuisle

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Bill Kuisle
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Former candidate for
Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Minnesota House of Representatives
Place of birthRochester, Minnesota
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Bill Kuisle was a Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota in the 2014 elections. The general election took place November 4, 2014. Bill Kuisle lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Kuisle previously served on the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1997 to 2005.[1]


Kuisle was born and attended school in Rochester, Minn. He is a farmer.[1]



See also: Minnesota lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2014

Kuisle ran on the Republican ticket for election as Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota in 2014. The gubernatorial race featured five tickets seeking election to a four-year term. Dayton ran with Tina Smith, who ran to replace Yvonne Prettner Solon as lieutenant governor. Dayton and Smith faced Republican challengers Jeff Johnson and Bill Kuisle. The general election ballot included Libertarian ticket Chris Holbrook and Chris Dock, Grassroots Party ticket Chris Wright and David Daniels and Independence Party ticket Hannah Nicollet and Tim Gieseke. The general election took place November 4, 2014.


Primary election
Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Johnson/Bill Kuisle 30.3% 55,836
Kurt Zellers/Dean Simpson 23.9% 44,046
Marty Seifert/Pam Myhra 21.1% 38,851
Scott Honour/Karin Housley 20.8% 38,377
Merrill Anderson/Mark Anderson 3.8% 7,000
Total Votes 184,110
Election Results via Minnesota Secretary of State.
General election
Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Dayton/Tina Smith Incumbent 50.1% 989,113
     Republican Jeff Johnson/Bill Kuisle 44.5% 879,257
     Independence Hannah Nicollet/Tim Gieseke 2.9% 56,900
     Grassroots Party Chris Wright/David Daniels 1.6% 31,259
     Libertarian Chris Holbrook/Chris Dock 0.9% 18,082
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.1% 1,134
Total Votes 1,975,745
Election Results via Minnesota Secretary of State.


Kuisle and his wife, Lisa, have two children.[1]

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