|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 20B|
|January 8, 2013 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 25B|
|2007 - 2011|
Bly earned his B.A. in English from St. Olaf College, and his M.A. from St. Mary's University. His professional experience includes working as a Negotiator and Union Leadership Building Representative for the Northfield Teachers Union, and as an English teacher at Northfield Public Schools from 1987 to 2007.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Bly served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Education Policy|
|• Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance|
|• Housing Finance and Policy, Vice-chair|
|• Judiciary Finance and Policy|
Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 12, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent David Bly was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Dan Matejcek was unopposed in the Republican primary. Bly defeated Matejcek in the general election.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 20B General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||David Bly Incumbent||58%||8,300|
Bly won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 20B. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Brian Wermerskirchen (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 20B, General Election, 2012|
Bly raised $47,140 for his campaign.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 25B (2008)|
|David Bly (DFL)||12,642||53.33%|
|Tim Rud (R)||11,028||46.52%|
Comprehensive donor information for Bly is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Bly raised a total of $227,967 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 12, 2013.
|David Bly's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Minnesota House, District 20B||$33,874|
|2010||Minnesota House, District 25B||$45,430|
|2008||Minnesota House, District 25B||$47,140|
|2006||Minnesota House, District 25B||$32,746|
|2004||Minnesota House, District 25B||$39,833|
|2002||Minnesota House, District 25B||$28,944|
|Grand Total Raised||$227,967|
2012Bly won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bly raised a total of $33,874.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to David Bly's campaign in 2012|
|52nd Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party New||$1,134|
|Lesueur County Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party||$650|
|United Food & Commercial Workers Council 6||$500|
|Minnesota Nurses Association||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$33,874|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Listed below is the largest contributor to Bly's 2008 campaign.
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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from February 25 through May 19.
- Liberty Minnesota: 2014
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- 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
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- Minnesota Family Council: 2013 Scorecard
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- Minnesota Majority: 2013 Scorecard
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- Taxpayers League of Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
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- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes regarding reproductive issues.
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Bly has two children.
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- Office website
- Campaign website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2004, 2002
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Brod
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 general election results," accessed November 5, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "State Canvassing Board Report," August 19, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed July 25, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed June 18, 2012
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "Minnesota State Canvassing Report - State Primary - Tuesday, August 14, 2012," accessed April 23, 2014
- Secretary of State Official general election results
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "All Races by Legislative District," accessed April 23, 2014
- Follow the Money's report on Bly's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money, "Bly, David," accessed December 12, 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
Lyle Koenen (DFL)
|Minnesota State House District 20B
| Succeeded by|
|Minnesota State House District 25B
| Succeeded by|
Kelby Woodard (R)
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