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Kerry Gauthier

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Kerry Gauthier
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 7B
Former Member
In office
2011 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sCollege of Saint Scholastica
Master'sUniversity of Wisconsin
Date of birthNovember 6, 1955
ProfessionSocial Services
Office website
Kerry Gauthier (b. November 6, 1955) is a former Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 7B from 2011 to 2013.

Gauthier has worked in the field of addiction and recovery for over 27 years. He is currently a member of the Planned Parenthood Regional Advisory Committee.

Gauthier graduated from the College of St. Scholastica with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He then graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Superior with a Master's of Science in counseling.

Committee assignments


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



See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Gauthier initially ran for re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, but ended up withdrawing from the race soon after.[1][2]

Gauthier's withdrawal came as a result of pressure from party leaders after Gauthier admitted to having oral sex with a 17-year-old boy at a rest stop.[3]


See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Gauthier won re-election to the District 7B seat in 2010. He defeated Jay Cole in the August 10 Democratic primary. He defeated Travis Silvers (R) and Tony Salls (I) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4][5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 7B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kerry Gauthier (DFL) 7,470 66.74%
Travis Silvers (R) 2,475 22.11%
Tony Salls 1,230 10.99%
Write-In 18 0.16%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Gauthier raised $20,855 in contributions.[6]

Her two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $6,320
7Th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party $1,000


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."[7]


Gauthier received a score of 0% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 129th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[8]


Gauthier received a score of 0% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 129th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Roger Reinert (DFL)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 7B
Succeeded by
Erik Simonson (DFL)