|Montana House of Representatives, District 58|
|2007 - present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||7|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
|Birthday||April 26, 1957|
|Place of birth||Sheridan, Wyoming|
|Profession||Owner/Veterinarian, Beartooth Veterinary Service|
Kerns earned his B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Wyoming in 1979, and his D.V.M. in Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 1983. His professional experience includes working as the owner and veterinarian at Beartooth Veterinary Service, veterinarian at Laurel East Veterinary Service, and owner of Double Rafter Cattle Drives.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kerns served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Judiciary, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kerns served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture, Chair|
|• Judiciary, Vice Chair|
|• Legislative Administration|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kerns served on the following committees:
|Montana Committee Assignments, 2009|
Kerns won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana House of Representatives, District 58. Kerns ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated Cole Olson (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 58, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Krayton Kerns Incumbent||58.5%||2,665|
On November 2, 2010, Kerns won election to the Montana House of Representatives. He did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary. Denise DuPont ran for the seat on the Democratic ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 58 General Election (2010)|
|Krayton Kerns (R)||2,258|
|Denise DuPont (D)||1,297|
On November 4, 2008, Krayton Kerns won the seat to the Montana House of Representatives for District 58, receiving 2,345 votes.
Kerns raised $19,182 for his campaign.
|Montana House of Representatives, District 58|
|Krayton Kerns (R)||2,345|
|Don Woerner (D)||2,319|
Comprehensive donor information for Kerns is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Kerns raised a total of $61,229 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 8, 2013.
|Krayton Kerns's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Montana House, District 58||$11,615|
|2010||Montana House, District 58||$13,285|
|2008||Montana House, District 58||$19,182|
|2006||Montana House, District 58||$17,147|
|Grand Total Raised||$61,229|
2012Kerns won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kerns raised a total of $11,615.
|Montana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Krayton Kerns's campaign in 2012|
|Yellowstone County Republican Central Committee||$800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$11,615|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Kerns was up for re-election, he collected $13,285 in donations.
No contributions to his campaign were over $1,000.
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In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 7 to April 27.
- Montana Conservation Voters: 2013 State Legislative Scorecard
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- MEA-MFT: 2013 Legislature
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- Montana Public Interest Research Group (MontPIRG): 2013 Montana Legislative Scorecard
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- United Property Owners of Montana: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
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Kerns and his wife, Druann, have three children.
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- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010, 2010, 2008, 2006
- Montana Secretary of State, "2012 Legislative General Election Canvass," accessed February 13, 2014
- Montana Secretary of State, "2012 Legislative Primary Election Canvass," accessed February 13, 2014
- Montana Secretary of State, "2010 Legislative General Election Canvass," accessed March 8, 2014
- Montana Secretary of State, "Legislative Primary Canvass - June 08, 2010," accessed March 12, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Krayton's 2008 campaign contributions," accessed March 8, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Kerns, Krayton," accessed September 8, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 campaign contributions," accessed March 8, 2014
- Montana Conservation Voters, "2013 State Legislative Scorecard," accessed August 30, 2014
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