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Bud Nornes

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Bud Nornes
Minnesota House of Representatives District 10A
In office
1997 - present
Term ends
January 8, 2013
Years in position 18
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 5, 1996
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
OtherBrown Institute of Broadcasting
Date of birthMarch 21, 1943
Place of birthBeltrami, MN
ProfessionOwner/Broadcaster, KJJK AM/FM Radio
Office website
Bud Nornes (b. March 21, 1943) is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. He has represented District 10A since 1997.

Nornes is Owner and Broadcaster of KJJK AM/FM Radio.

Prior to joining the House, he was a member of the Fergus Falls School Board from 1983-1996.

Nornes is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Ducks Unlimited, Elks, Kiwanis, Minnesota Broadcaster Association, National Association of Broadcasters, Pheasants Forever, and United Way.[1]

He is married and has 3 children.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Nornes has been appointed to these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Nornes served on these committees:

  • Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division (GOP Lead Higher Ed.)
  • Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division
  • Energy Finance and Policy Division
  • K-12 Education Policy and Oversight



See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Nornes is running unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14.[2]


See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Nornes won re-election to the District 10A Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Richard Kagan (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 10A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Richard Kagan (DFL) 5,449 35.65%
Green check mark transparent.png Bud Nornes (R) 9,816 64.23%
Write-In 18 0.12%


On November 4, 2008, Bud Nornes won election to the District 10A Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Greg Stumbo. [4]

Bud Nornes raised $28,685 for his campaign.[5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 10A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bud Nornes (R) 11,212 55.49%
Greg Stumbo (DFL) 8,981 44.45%
Write-In 12 0.06%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Nornes received $19,226 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[6]

Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bud Nornes's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$4,398
Otter Tail County Republican Party$1,000
Otter Trail County Rpm$500
Afscme Minnesota Council 5$500
Inter Faculty Organization$500
Total Raised in 2010 $19,226


Listed below are the two largest contributors to Bud Nornes' 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $5,463
Otter Tail County Republican Party $2,000

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