|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 20A|
|2011 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Assistant Minority Leader, Minnesota House of Representatives|
|2013 - present|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Bachelor's||University of North Texas|
|Master's||University of Dallas|
|Profession||Business owner and CEO|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Issues
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
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.
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. Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles plans to examine the program once the legislative session begins in February 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|
|• Rules and Legislative Administration|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Woodard served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Education Finance|
|• Education Reform|
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.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 20A, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Kelby Woodard Incumbent||54.5%||10,878|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 25B (2010)|
|David Bly (DFL)||8,866||49.86%|
|Kelby Woodard (R)||8,903||50.04%|
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.
|Kelby Woodard's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Minnesota State House, District 20A||$29,458|
|2010||Minnesota State House, District 25B||$24,209|
|Grand Total Raised||$53,667|
2012Woodard 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|
|Mark A. Murdock House Dist. 10B Committee||$750|
|Scott County RPM||$745|
|Jones, Mary S.||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$29,458|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Woodard won election to the Minnesota House of Representative in 2010. During that election cycle, Woodard raised a total of $24,209.
|Minnesota House of Representative 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Kelby Woodard's campaign in 2010|
|Rice County RPm||$2,750|
|2nd Congressional District RPM||$780|
|Jones, Douglas C.||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$24,209|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.
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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from February 25 through May 19.
- Liberty Minnesota: 2014
- Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization advocating "limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty."
- 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
- Legislators are scored "on key votes on issues concerning economic freedom, which includes taxes, budgets and spending, health care and more."
- Minnesota Family Council: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.
- Minnesota Majority: 2013 Scorecard
- 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."
- Taxpayers League of Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.
- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
- 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."
Woodard and his wife, Donna, have four children.
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- Office website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Profile from Open States
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Campaign Facebook page
- "State Representative Wants Legislature to Consider Closing Minn. Film Board," December 23, 2013. Accessed December 23, 2013
- Minneapolis Star Tribune, "Some critics call 'cut!' for Minnesota Film Board as legislative audit looms," January 13, 2014. Accessed January 15, 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
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2010 Election Results," accessed March 9, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Woodard, Kelby." Retrieved July 11, 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
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2011," accessed May 15, 2014
Andrew Falk (DFL)
|Minnesota State House District 20A
| Succeeded by|
David Bly (DFL)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 25B
| Succeeded by|
Kim Norton (DFL)
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