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Krayton Kerns
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Montana House of Representatives, District 58
Incumbent
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$109.78/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Personal
BirthdayApril 26, 1957
Place of birthSheridan, Wyoming
ProfessionOwner/Veterinarian, Beartooth Veterinary Service
ReligionChristian
Websites
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Krayton Kerns, D.V.M. (b. April 26, 1957) is a Republican member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 58. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. Kerns is a former Minority Whip. He did not seek re-election in 2014.

Biography

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.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kerns served on the following committees:

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture
Judiciary, Chair
Transportation

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kerns served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kerns served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[1][2]

Montana House of Representatives, District 58, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKrayton Kerns Incumbent 58.5% 2,665
     Democratic Cole Olson 41.5% 1,889
Total Votes 4,554

2010

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

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.[3][4]

Montana House of Representatives, District 58 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Krayton Kerns (R) 2,258
Denise DuPont (D) 1,297

2008

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.[5]

Montana House of Representatives, District 58
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Krayton Kerns (R) 2,345
Don Woerner (D) 2,319

Campaign donors

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.[6]

Krayton Kerns's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana House, District 58 Won $11,615
2010 Montana House, District 58 Won $13,285
2008 Montana House, District 58 Won $19,182
2006 Montana House, District 58 Won $17,147
Grand Total Raised $61,229

2012

Kerns 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
Kerns, Krayton$320
Pelican, Connie$180
Pelican, Frank$180
Carpenter, Ellen$160
Total Raised in 2012$11,615
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Kerns was up for re-election, he collected $13,285 in donations.[7]

No contributions to his campaign were over $1,000.

Scorecards

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2013

In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 7 to April 27.

Legislators are scored on "hotlisted bills that represent a portfolio of priority conservation and environmental issues."[8]
Legislators are scored on bills of importance to a state teachers' union.
Legislators are scored on issues of importance to a public interest advocacy group based at the University of Montana in Missoula.
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Personal

Kerns and his wife, Druann, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Montana House of Representatives District 58
2007–present
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