David Bly

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David Bly
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 20B
Incumbent
In office
January 8, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Minnesota House of Representatives, District 25B
2007 - 2011
Personal
ProfessionTeacher
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
David Bly (b. January 8, 1952) is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 20B. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

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.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

2014

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 12, 2014, and a general election will take 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.[2][3]

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[4][5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 20B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Bly 57% 11,700
     Republican Brian Wermerskirchen 43% 8,843
Total Votes 20,543

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bly ran for re-election to the District 25B seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He was defeated by Kelby Woodard (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Bly won election to the District 25B Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Tim Rud. [7]

Bly raised $47,140 for his campaign.[8]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 25B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png David Bly (DFL) 12,642 53.33%
Tim Rud (R) 11,028 46.52%
Write-In 35 0.15%

Campaign donors

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.[9]

David Bly's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota House, District 20B Won $33,874
2010 Minnesota House, District 25B Defeated $45,430
2008 Minnesota House, District 25B Won $47,140
2006 Minnesota House, District 25B Won $32,746
2004 Minnesota House, District 25B Defeated $39,833
2002 Minnesota House, District 25B Defeated $28,944
Grand Total Raised $227,967

2012

Bly 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
Public Fund$4,879
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

2008

Listed below is the largest contributor to Bly's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $6,838

Scorecards

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."[10]

2013

Bly received a score of 0% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 129th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[11]

Personal

Bly has two children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lyle Koenen (DFL)
Minnesota State House District 20B
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota State House District 25B
2007–2011
Succeeded by
Kelby Woodard (R)