Andrea Kieffer

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Andrea Kieffer
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 53B
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
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Minnesota
Personal
ProfessionVolunteer/substitute teacher
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Andrea Kieffer is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 53B. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Kieffer earned her B.S. in Business Management from the University of Minnesota. Her professional experience includes working as a nonprofit volunteer.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy
Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries
Public Safety Finance and Policy

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

The Budget and Taxes

  • Excerpt: "Our economy will not improve until we balance the budget and change our state spending habits."

Jobs and the Economy

  • Excerpt: "The growth of small, mid-sized and large private-sector Minnesota businesses is crucial to the success and stability of our state economy."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Well-educated citizens in Minnesota pave the way to financial security and stability for our state."

Election history

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kieffer won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 53B. She was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Ann Marie Metzger (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 53B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAndrea Kieffer Incumbent 54.9% 12,060
     Democratic Ann Marie Metzger 45.1% 9,909
Total Votes 21,969

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kieffer won election to the District 56B Seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She defeated Marsha Swails (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 56B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Marsha Swails (DFL) 9,494 46.79%
Green check mark transparent.png Andrea Kieffer (R) 10,778 53.12%
Write-In 19 0.09%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kieffer is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Kieffer raised a total of $78,952 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 13, 2013.[4]

Andrea Kieffer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota House, District 53B Won $35,177
2010 Minnesota House, District 56B Won $43,775
Grand Total Raised $78,952

2012

Kieffer won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kieffer raised a total of $35,177.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Andrea Kieffer's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$3,760
56th Senate District Republican Party of Minnesota$500
North Star SFAA-PAC$500
Minnesota Oncology Hematology$500
Leonard Street & Deinard$500
Total Raised in 2012$35,177
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Kieffer raised $43,775 in contributions.[5]

Her three largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $5,793
56Th Senate District RPM $4,825
Kieffer, Andrea L $1,531

Scorecards

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."[6]

2013

Kieffer received a score of 100% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 3rd out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[7]

2012

Kieffer received a score of 100% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 10th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[8]

2011

Kieffer received a score of 77% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 45th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [9]

Personal

Kieffer and her husband, John, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Carol McFarlane (R)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 53B
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Marsha Swails (DFL)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 56B
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Will Morgan (DFL)