Bud Nornes

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Bud Nornes
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 8A
Incumbent
In office
1997 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 17
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
OtherBrown Institute of Broadcasting
Personal
BirthdayMarch 21, 1943
Place of birthBeltrami, Minnesota
ProfessionOwner/Broadcaster, KJJK AM/FM Radio
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Bud Nornes (b. March 21, 1943) is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 8A. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996.

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

Biography

Nornes' professional experience includes owning and working as a broadcaster at KJJK AM/FM.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture Policy
Education Policy
Higher Education Finance and Policy
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Election history

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Nornes won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 8A. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 7 and defeated Chester Nettestad (D) in the general election on November 6.[2][3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 8A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBud Nornes Incumbent 62.8% 13,190
     Democratic Chester Nettestad 37.2% 7,800
Total Votes 20,990

2010

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.[4]

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%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Nornes won election to the District 10A Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Greg Stumbo. [5]

Nornes raised $28,685 for his campaign.[6]

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

Comprehensive donor information for Nornes is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Nornes raised a total of $193,468 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 1, 2013.[7]

Bud Nornes's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State House, District 8A Won $20,353
2010 Minnesota State House, District 10A Won $19,226
2008 Minnesota State House, District 10A Won $28,685
2006 Minnesota State House, District 10A Won $19,990
2004 Minnesota State House, District 10A Won $23,403
2002 Minnesota State House, District 10A Won $19,382
2000 Minnesota State House, District 10A Won $10,973
1998 Minnesota State House, District 10A Won $18,372
1996 Minnesota State House, District 10A Won $33,084
Grand Total Raised $193,468

2012

Nornes won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Nornes raised a total of $20,353.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bud Nornes's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$3,266
Otter Tail County RPM$1,500
MTA PAC (f/k/a SITCO PAC)$500
IFO PAC Fund$500
Murdock, Mark A. House Dist. 10B Committee$500
Total Raised in 2012$20,353
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Nornes won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Nornes raised a total of $19,226.

2008

Nornes won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Nornes raised a total of $20,353.

2006

Nornes won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Nornes raised a total of $19,990.

2004

Nornes won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Nornes raised a total of $23,403.

2002

Nornes won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Nornes raised a total of $19,382.

2000

Nornes won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Nornes raised a total of $10,973.

1998

Nornes won re-election to the Minnesota House of representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Nornes raised a total of $18,372.

1996

Nornes won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Nornes raised a total of $33,084.

Personal

Nornes is married with three children. He has been a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Ducks Unlimited, Elks, Kiwanis, Minnesota Broadcaster Association, National Association of Broadcasters, Pheasants Forever, and United Way.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bill Hilty (DFL)
Minnesota State House District 8A
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota State House District 10A
1997–2013
Succeeded by
John Ward (DFL)