Kelby Woodard

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Kelby Woodard
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 20A
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Assistant Minority Leader, Minnesota House of Representatives
2013 - present
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Texas
Master'sUniversity of Dallas
Personal
ProfessionBusiness owner and CEO
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Kelby Woodard is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 20A. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. In the 2013 legislative session, Woodard served as an Assistant Minority Leader. Woodard did not seek re-election in 2014.

Biography

Woodard earned his B.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of North Texas and his M.B.A. in International Business from the University of Dallas. His professional experience includes working as the owner and CEO of Trade Innovations.

Issues

Film Board

In December 2013, Woodard raised concerns over the Minnesota Film and TV Board, citing a report by KSTP-TV that following a $10 million investment, the Board's Snowbate program returned just more than $500,000. The program incentivizes production of films and television shows in the state.[1] Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles plans to examine the program once the legislative session begins in February 2014.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy
Education Finance
Ethics
Rules and Legislative Administration
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Woodward won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 20A. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Ryan Wolf (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 20A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKelby Woodard Incumbent 54.5% 10,878
     Democratic Ryan Wolf 45.5% 9,071
Total Votes 19,949

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Woodard won election to the District 25B seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated David Bly (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 25B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
David Bly (DFL) 8,866 49.86%
Green check mark transparent.png Kelby Woodard (R) 8,903 50.04%
Write-In 18 0.10%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Woodard is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Woodard raised a total of $53,667 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 11, 2013.[6]

Kelby Woodard's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State House, District 20A Won $29,458
2010 Minnesota State House, District 25B Won $24,209
Grand Total Raised $53,667

2012

Woodard won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Woodard raised a total of $29,458.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kelby Woodard's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$3,174
Mark A. Murdock House Dist. 10B Committee$750
Scott County RPM$745
Jones, Mary S.$500
Woodard, Dolores$500
Total Raised in 2012$29,458
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Woodard won election to the Minnesota House of Representative in 2010. During that election cycle, Woodard raised a total of $24,209.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Minnesota

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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."[7]
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."[8]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[9]
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."[10]
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."[11]

2013

Woodard received a score of 92% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 10th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[12]

2012

Woodard received a score of 71% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 34th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[13]

2011

Woodard received a score of 77% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 20th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [14]

Personal

Woodard and his wife, Donna, have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Andrew Falk (DFL)
Minnesota State House District 20A
2013- present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
David Bly (DFL)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 25B
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Kim Norton (DFL)