|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 60B|
|1973 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||40|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 7, 1972|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Master's||Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government|
|Birthday||March 23, 1937|
|Place of birth||Brooklyn, New York|
Kahn earned her B.A. in Physics from Cornell University, M.P.A. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and Ph.D. in Biophysics from Yale University. Her professional experience includes working as a Genetics Research Associate at the University of Minnesota from 1965 to 1974.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kahn served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance|
|• Government Operations|
|• Legacy, Chair|
|• State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kahn served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• State Government Finance|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kahn served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections|
|• Ways and Means|
In 2009, Governing magazine named Kahn as one of eight "Public Officials of the Year" for her legislative record, particularly her work on women's rights. Other honorees included Kentucky Auditor Crit Luallen, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, and Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed. In 1994, Governing began its program of selecting a handful of state and local officials to honor for standout job performance. The Public Officials of the Year program was started to "[recognize] leaders from state, city and county government who exemplify the ideals of public service."
Khan won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 60B. She was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Kody Zalewski (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 60B, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Phyllis Kahn Incumbent||78.6%||12,472|
Kahn won re-election to the District 59B Seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She defeated Ole Hovde (R), Dan Craigie (G) and Ron Lischeid (Independence Party of Minnesota) in the general election on November 2, 2010.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 59B (2010)|
|Phyllis Kahn (DFL)||7,353||66.97%|
|Ole Hovde (R)||2,074||18.89%|
|Dan Craigie (G)||1,035||9.43%|
Kahn raised $37,460 for her campaign.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 59B (2008)|
|Phyllis Kahn (DFL)||12,037||66.98%|
|Ole Hovde (R)||4,463||24.84%|
|Ron Lischeid (I)||1,393||7.75%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Kahn received $26,032 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Phyllis Kahn's campaign in 2010|
|Minneapolis Police Relief Association||$1,000|
|Minnesota Teachers Retirement Association||$500|
|Minneapolis Federation Of Teachers Local 59||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$26,032|
Listed below is the largest contributor to Kahn's 2008 campaign.
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." 
Kahn has been a member of the American Association for Advancement of Science, American Youth Hostel Association, Association of Non-Smokers, League of American Cyclists, Minnesota Coalition of Bicyclists, Minnesota Distance Running Association, National Organization for Women, Sierra Club, and the Union of Concerned Scientists.
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- Students could be left out of toxin tests - Minnesota Daily
- Why doesn't the state protect our online privacy? It's not as easy as you think - MinnPost.com
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- Office website
- Campaign website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Kahn
- ↑ Zach Patton, Governing, "Eyes on the Goal," 2009
- ↑ Governing, "GOVERNING Announces 2012 Public Officials of the Year," October 19, 2012
- ↑ Minnesota Secretary of State "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," Accessed June 18, 2012
- ↑ Minnesota Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- ↑ Minnesota Secretary of State – 2010 General Election Results
- ↑ 2008 General Election Results
- ↑ Follow the Money's report on Kahn's 2008 campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
- ↑ Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed September 27, 2013
- ↑ Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2013," accessed September 27, 2013
- ↑ Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2012," accessed September 27, 2013
- ↑ Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2011," accessed September 27, 2013
Frank Hornstein (DFL)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 60B
| Succeeded by|
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 59B
| Succeeded by|
Raymond Dehn (DFL)
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