Kelly Westlund

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Kelly Westlund
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, Wisconsin, District 7
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Ashland City Council member
Education
Bachelor'sNorthland College
Personal
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
Websites
Campaign website
Kelly Westlund was a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 7th Congressional District of Wisconsin.[1] Westlund defeated Mike Krsiean in the Democratic primary.[2] Kelly Westlund lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Biography

Westlund earned her bachelor's degree from Northland College in Ashland. She is a small business owner, "working with a cooperative of area producers to build a strong local food system that will support family farms for generations to come." She also serves on the Ashland City Council.[3]

Issues

Campaign themes

Westlund listed the following issues on her website:[4]

  • Raising minimum wage to a living wage
  • Expand access to affordable health care
  • Protect the social safety net
  • Fight corporate welfare

Elections

2014

See also: Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

Westlund ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Wisconsin's 7th District. Westlund defeated Mike Krsiean in the Democratic primary.[2][1] Kelly Westlund lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Election results

General election
U.S. House, Wisconsin District 7 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSean Duffy Incumbent 59.3% 169,891
     Democratic Kelly Westlund 39.4% 112,949
     Green Lawrence Dale 1.3% 3,686
     Independent Rob Taylor - Write-in 0% 30
     Republican John Schiess - Write-in 0% 5
     N/A Scattering 0% 42
Total Votes 286,603
Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board
Democratic primary
U.S. House, Wisconsin District 7 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKelly Westlund 77.9% 18,631
Michael Krsiean 22% 5,256
Scattering 0.1% 24
Total Votes 23,911
Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Westlund's reports.[5]

Kelly Westlund (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[6]January 31, 2014$0$34,404$(2,524)$31,880
April Quarterly[7]March 26, 2014$31,880.13$132,127.42$(66,511.07)$97,496.48
Running totals
$166,531.42$(69,035.07)

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