Kurt Daudt

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Kurt Daudt
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 31A
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Manager
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Kurt Daudt is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 31A. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010, and served as Minority Leader in the 2013 session. He is a former Assistant Majority Leader.

Biography

Daudt's professional experience includes working as a business manager.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Elections
Rules and Legislative Administration

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Daudt's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Second Amendment

  • Excerpt: "Kurt is an avid sportsman and member of the N.R.A.. He will fight in St. Paul to preserve our Second Amendment rights."

Strong Families

  • Excerpt: "Commissioner Daudt believes that strong families are critical to society. He supports traditional marriage."

Property Rights

  • Excerpt: "As an Isanti County Commissioner for 6 years, Kurt has been a defender of property rights. "

Life

  • Excerpt: "Kurt is pro-life and will work to protect life from conception to natural death."

Fiscal Conservative

  • Excerpt: "As your Representative, Kurt will oppose mandates from the state on local governments and school districts that result in increased costs."

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Kurt Daudt endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Elections

2014

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 12, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Kurt Daudt was unopposed in the Republican primary.[3][4]

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Daudt won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 31A. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Ryan Fiereck (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 31A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKurt Daudt Incumbent 60.5% 11,990
     Democratic Ryan Fiereck 39.5% 7,823
Total Votes 19,813

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Daudt won election to the District 17A seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Jim Godfrey (DFL) and Paul Bergley (C) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 17A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Jim Godfrey (DFL) 7,044 40.11%
Green check mark transparent.png Kurt Daudt (R) 9,840 56.05%
Paul Bergley (C) 657 3.74%
Write-In 19 0.11%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Daudt is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Daudt raised a total of $46,530 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 13, 2013.[7][8]

Kurt Daudt's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State House, District 31A Won $21,017
2010 Minnesota State House, District 17A Won $25,513
Grand Total Raised $46,530

2012

Daudt won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Daudt raised a total of $21,017.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kurt Daudt's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$3,615
Isanti County RPM$1,360
31st Senate District RPM New$1,000
Mah Mah Wi No Min$500
Minnesota Oncology Hematology$500
Total Raised in 2012$21,017
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Daudt won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Daudt raised a total of $25,513.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Minnesota

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2014

In 2014, the Legislature was in session from February 25 through May 19.

Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization advocating "limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty."[9]
Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.

2013

In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 8 to May 20.

Legislators are scored "on key votes on issues concerning economic freedom, which includes taxes, budgets and spending, health care and more."[10]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[11]
Legislators are scored on "a wide range of issues including taxes, government spending, elections, childcare unionization, property rights and energy policy" per "the traditional values position."[12]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.
Legislators are scored on votes regarding reproductive issues.

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."[13]

2013

Daudt received a score of 92% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 33rd out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[14]

2012

Daudt received a score of 100% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 18th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[15]

2011

Daudt received a score of 85% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 17th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [16]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gene Pelowski, Jr. (DFL)
Minnesota State House District 31A
2013- present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Rob Eastlund (R)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 17A
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Andrew Falk (DFL)