Katherine Knuth

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Katherine Knuth
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 50B
Former Member
In office
2007 - 2013
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Chicago
J.D.Oxford University
Personal
BirthdayMay 15, 1981
ProfessionConservation Biologist
Websites
Office website
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Katherine Knuth (b. 1981) is a former Democratic-Farmer Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 50B from 2007 to 2013 and serving as an Assistant Majority Leader.

Knuth earned her BSc in Biodiversity Conservation and Management from Oxford University and B.A. in Biology/Psychology from the University of Chicago.

She has worked as an environmental educator at the Center for Global Environmental Education, Hamline University.

Knuth is a member of the President's Cabinet of the Northern Star Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and the Vinland National Center Board.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Knuth served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Knuth served on these committees:

Elections

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Knuth won re-election to the District 50B seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She defeated Russ Bertsch (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[2]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 50B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Katherine Knuth (DFL) 8,455 52.4%
Russ Bertsch (R) 7,667 47.51%
Write-In 14 0.09%


2008

On November 4, 2008, Katherine Knuth won election to the District 50B Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Lori Grivna. [3]

Katherine Knuth raised $56,178 for her campaign.[4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 50B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Katherine Knuth (DFL) 11,968 56.51%
Lori Grivna (R) 9,185 43.37%
Write-In 26 0.12%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Knuth received $34,380 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[5]

Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Katherine Knuth's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$7,415
50th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party$2,192
Minnesota Telecommunication Alliance$500
Minnesota Electrical Workers State Council$500
Mcclung, David S$500
Total Raised in 2010 $34,380

2008

Listed below are the two largest contributors to Katherine Knuth's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $8,243
50th Senate District Democrat-Farmer-Labor $5,000

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."[6]

2012

Knuth received a score of 0% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 124th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[7]

2011

Knuth received a score of 23% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 75th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 50B
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Ann Lenczewski (DFL)