|Minnesota State Senate District 30|
|January 8, 2013 - present|
|January 3, 2017|
|Years in position||0|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 16B|
|Other||Saint Gabriel's School of Nursing|
|Birthday||December 29, 1946|
|Profession||Co-Owner/Consultant, Medical Business|
Kiffmeyer is Co-Owner and Consultant of a medical business. She is previously worked as a reporter with the Becker Citizen Newspaper, Certified Election Judge for the State of Minnesota, and a substitute teacher.
Kiffmeyer served as Minnesota Secretary of State from 1998-2008.
She is married and has 4 children.
Kiffmeyer's website highlights the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:"I support individuals and families spending their own money in a capital and free-market enterprise system. A market driven system fosters competition that the people themselves direct by how they spend their money."
- Excerpt:"I will not support a tax increase. We expect our federal government to protect our borders and to protect our individual freedoms as Americans."
- Excerpt:"Private industry is far more efficient, flexible and effective in use of money than the government. Money is best spent by the citizens who earned it. I believe that if government has less money, it becomes more efficient and cost-effective."
- Excerpt:"I support drilling for oil in our own country and using our own energy resources. Market-driven incentives from the government for research and development of alternative fuels, if done at all, should be broad-based and not favor a particular solution such as corn-based ethanol."
- Excerpt:"Education is a foundational tool to a literate well-run society. Parental choice in education is fundamental whether they choose public, private or home-school settings. Core curriculum subjects of math, reading, writing and genuine American History should be a priority in every setting."
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kiffmeyer served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Capital Investment|
|• Transportation and Public Safety|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kiffmeyer served on these committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Health and Human Services Finance, Vice-chair|
|• Health and Human Services Reform|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kiffmeyer served on these committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• State and Local Government Operations|
- See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012
Kiffmeyer won election for Minnesota State Senate in District 30. She defeated Paul Bolin in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Paul Perovich (D) in the general election on November 6.
|Minnesota State Senate, District 30, General Election, 2012|
|Minnesota State Senate, District 30 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 16B (2010)|
|Tom Heyd (DFL)||5,563||29.54%|
|Mary Kiffmeyer (R)||13,254||70.37%|
Mary Kiffmeyer raised $29,955 for her campaign.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 16B (2008)|
|Mary Kiffmeyer (R)||15,863||63.52%|
|Steve Andrews (DFL)||8,996||36.02%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Kiffmeyer received $26,236 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Mary Kiffmeyer's campaign in 2010|
|16B House District Rpm||$2,200|
|Mary E Kiffmeyer Sec State Cmte||$572|
|Total Raised in 2010||$26,236|
Listed below is the largest contributor to Mary Kiffmeyer's 2008 campaign.
Riverview Community Bank Closure
In 2009, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) closed Riverview Community Bank, of which Kiffmeyer was an owner and director. According to the FDIC order to cease and desist, it was concluded that Riverview Community Bank "had engaged in unsafe and unsound banking practices and violations of law and/or regulation.” Among other citations, the FDIC also cited the bank had "operated with a board of directors that has failed to provide adequate supervision over and direction to the management of the Bank."  The FDIC said it estimates the cost to its insurance fund will be $20 million. 
"No courage" remark
In 2012, Kiffmeyer referred to fellow Republican State Representative John Kriesel as having "no courage" for not running for re-election in light of the Vikings Stadium vote. Kriesel, a decorated Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient, had announced earlier that he would not be running for re-election to spend more time with his wife and two young children.
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- Minnesota becomes 12th state to back gay marriage - Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
- Minnesota Senate passes gay marriage 37-30 - Politics in Minnesota
- Senate passes sex offender legislation with bipartisan support - Politics in Minnesota
- More rights for bicyclists? Not with a fight - Minneapolis Star Tribune
- Coalition presses for highway improvements - Star News
- Broad coalition calls for major transportation investment - Twin Cities Daily Planet
- Minn. lawmakers order audit of ag groups - Agweek - AG Week
- Democrats want to 'sunset' the state sunset commission - Star News
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- Mary Kiffmeyer's personal website
- Minnesota House of Representatives - Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2004, 2002, 1998
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Kiffmeyer
- ↑ "kiffmeyer," Official Campaign Website
- ↑ 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 Kiffmeyer's 2008 campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
- ↑ - FDIC Order to Cease and Desist
- ↑ - Regulators close Otsego bank that espoused workplace prayer
- ↑ - Twitter Wars: GOP's Kriesel, Kiffmeyer Spar Over Stadium Vote
Carla Nelson (R)
|Minnesota State Senate District 30
| Succeeded by|
|Minnesota State House District 16B
| Succeeded by|
Paul Torkelson (R)
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