|Minnesota House of Representatives District 37B|
|January 4, 2011 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Bachelor's||Winona State University|
|Master's||Winona State University|
|Birthday||January 8, 1970|
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Kurt Bills (b. January 8, 1970) is a former Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 37B from 2011 to 2013. He was also a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from Minnesota.
Bills is a teacher and volunteer coach at Rosemount High School, educating students in Micro and macroeconomics and American government and politics. Kurt and his wife are also owners of a small, licensed and home-based daycare.
Bills graduated from Winona State University with a Bachelor of Science in secondary social studies education and with a Bachelor of Arts in U.S. History. He also received his Master's at Winona State in education.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bills served on these committees:
Bills ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Minnesota. He defeated David Carlson and Bob Carney, Jr. in the Republican primary. He lost to Democratic incumbent Amy Klobuchar in the November 6, 2012, general election.
|U.S. Senate, Minnesota General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Amy Klobuchar Incumbent||65.2%||1,854,595|
|Source: Minnesota Secretary of State, "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 37B (2010)|
|Phillip Sterner (DFL)||7,844||41.8%|
|Kurt Bills (R)||10,910||58.13%|
|U.S. Senate, Minnesota, 2012 - Kurt Bills Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner||$10,203,513|
|Total Spent by Election Winner||$8,532,377|
|Top contributors to Kurt Bills's campaign committee|
|Cold Spring Granite||$10,000|
|Freedom Club of America||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
In 2010, Bills raised $36,708 in contributions.
His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $5,685 to his 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."
Bills and his wife Cindy have four children.
- House website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- ABC News, "General Election Results 2012-Minnesota," November 7, 2012
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2010 Election Results," accessed March 9, 2014
- Open Secrets, " 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2011," accessed May 15, 2014
Phillip Sterner (DFL)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 37B
| Succeeded by|
Tim Sanders (R)
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