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Kory Kath
Minnesota House of Representatives District 26A
Former Member
In office
2009 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sGustavus Adolphus College
Master'sSouthwest Minnesota State University
Date of birthJuly 28, 1977
Place of birthMeriden, MN
ProfessionEconomics/Political Science Teacher, Owatonna High School
Office website
Kory Kath (b. 1977) is a former Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 26A from 2009 to 2013.

Kath received his M.S. in Educational Leadership from Southwest Minnesota State University and B.A. in political science/Secondary Education from Gustavus Adolphus College.

He works as a Economics/Political Science Teacher at Owatonna High School, and previously served as Constituent Advocate to United States Senator Paul Wellstone.

He is married and has 2 children.[1]

Committee assignments


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kath served on these committees:



See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kath won re-election to the District 26A seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated David Thul (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[2][3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 26A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kory Kath (DFL) 9,683 62.25%
David Thul (R) 5,852 37.62%
Write-In 19 0.12%


On November 4, 2008, Kory Kath won election to the District 26A Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Thomas Kuntz. [4]

Kory Kath raised $31,072 for his campaign.[5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 26A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kory Kath (DFL) 11,527 56.90%
Thomas Kuntz (R) 8,710 43.00%
Write-In 21 0.10%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Kath received $29,856 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[6]


Listed below are the three largest contributors to Kory Kath's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $4,524
Steele County Democrat-Farmer-Labor $2,350
Waseca County Democrat-Farmer-Labor $1,300


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]


Kath received a score of 14% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 103rd out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[8]


Kath received a score of 15% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 79th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [9]

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Preceded by
Minnesota State House District 26A
Succeeded by
Tina Liebling (DFL)