Ron Kresha

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Ron Kresha
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 9B
In office
January 8, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Ron Kresha is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 9B. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture Policy
Early Childhood and Youth Development Policy
Education Policy
State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs


Campaign themes


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

Solutions & Responsibility

  • Excerpt: "My parents expected me to take responsibility for my actions. I expect it of my children, and I certainly expect responsibility from the leaders in St. Paul. If you choose me, I will listen and keep you informed on the decisions being made."

Pro-Life 100%

  • Excerpt: "I have always believed that our future generations will continue to make this nation great. But, if we are aborting our children before they even leave the womb, not only are we committing a terrible atrocity, but we are passing along the wrong values to our future men and women."

Tax and Budget Reform

  • Excerpt: "While we currently hold a cash reserve, the State has some work to do to a create structural balance in the budget. A structural balance between revenue and expenses can be accomplished by looking for long-term solutions that include tax reform, closing loopholes, and eliminating wasteful spending."

Jobs and Employees

  • Excerpt: "I believe we should 'create and maintaining a competitive business environment to promote economic prosperity and once again make Minnesota the economic engine of the Upper Midwest.'"


  • Excerpt: "St. Paul is driving too many decisions for our schools and we don’t trust our local officials enough. That needs to change."



See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 12, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Al Doty was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Ron Kresha was unopposed in the Republican primary. Kresha defeated Doty in the general election.[2][3][4]


See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kresha won election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 9B. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Adrian Welle (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 9B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRon Kresha 53% 9,881
     Democratic Adrian Welle 47% 8,751
Total Votes 18,632

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kresha is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Kresha raised a total of $29,444 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 12, 2013.[7]

Ron Kresha's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota House, District 9B Won $29,444
Grand Total Raised $29,444


Kresha won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kresha raised a total of $29,444.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ron Kresha's campaign in 2012
Kresha, Ronald$4,700
Public Fund$2,773
Mike Lemieur House Dist 12B Committee$1,000
8th Congressional District Republican Party of Minnesota$1,000
Morrison County Republican Party of Minnesota$825
Total Raised in 2012$29,444
Source:Follow the Money


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

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Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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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."[8]
Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.


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."[9]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[10]
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."[11]
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."[12]


Kresha received a score of 85% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 51st out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[13]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Paul Marquart (DFL)
Minnesota State House District 9B
2013- present
Succeeded by