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Kathy Brynaert
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 19B
Incumbent
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCollege of Saint Teresa
Master'sDuquesne University
Personal
BirthdayJuly 15, 1944
Place of birthDetroit, Michigan
ProfessionDirector of Parent Education, Council for Health Action and Promotion
ReligionUnitarian Universalist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Kathy Brynaert is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 19B. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Brynaert has served as a member and chair of the Mankato Area Public School Board.

Biography

Brynaert's professional experience includes working as the Director of Parent Education for the Council for Health Action and Promotion.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Brynaert served on the following committees:

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Early Childhood and Youth Development Policy
Education Finance
Education Policy, Vice-chair
Higher Education Finance and Policy
Ways and Means

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Brynaert served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Brynaert served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Brynaert won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 19SB. She was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Thad Shunkwiler (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 19B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKathy Brynaert Incumbent 64.1% 11,897
     Republican Thad Shunkwiler 35.9% 6,660
Total Votes 18,557

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Brynaert won re-election to the District 23B seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Dave Kruse (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 23B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kathy Brynaert (DFL) 7,835 56.08%
Dave Kruse (R) 6,100 43.67%
Write-In 35 0.25%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Brynaert won election to the District 23B Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Dale Jordan. [5]

Brynaert raised $26,070 for her campaign.[6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 23B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kathy Brynaert (DFL) 14,218 64.85%
Dale Jordan (R) 7,629 34.80%
Write-In 76 0.35%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Brynaert is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Brynaert raised a total of $95,956 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 11, 2013.[7]

Kathy Brynaert's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State House, District 19B Won $18,233
2010 Minnesota State House, District 23B Won $21,182
2008 Minnesota State House, District 23B Won $26,070
2006 Minnesota State House, District 23B Won $30,471
Grand Total Raised $95,956

2012

Brynaert won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Brynaert raised a total of $18,233.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kathy Brynaert's campaign in 2012
Inter Faculty Organization$500
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers$500
23rd Senate District DFL New$500
Minnesota Telecommunication Alliance$500
Mah Mah Wi No Min$500
Total Raised in 2012$18,233
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Brynaert won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Brynaert raised a total of $21,182.

2008

Brynaert won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Brynaert raised a total of $26,070.

2006

Brynaert won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Brynaert raised a total of $30,471.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Legislature was in session from February 25 through May 19.

Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization advocating "limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty."[8]
Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.

2013

In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 8 to May 20.

Legislators are scored "on key votes on issues concerning economic freedom, which includes taxes, budgets and spending, health care and more."[9]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[10]
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."[11]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.
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."[12]

2013

Brynaert received a score of 0% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 128th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[13]

2012

Brynaert received a score of 0% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 132nd out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[14]

2011

Brynaert received a score of 0% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 132nd out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [15]

Personal

Brynaert is married with three children. She has been a member of the United Way Vison Council and North Central Association State committee, chair and founding member of the Mankato Area Healthy Youth, Assembly Delegate on the Minnesota School Board Association/Vice Chair of the South Central Service Cooperative Board, and Youth Service Committee Chair on the Downtown Kiwanis Mankato.[1]

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Joe McDonald (R)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 19B
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota State House District 23B
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Tony Cornish (R)