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|Tenure = 2011 - Present
 
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|Last election = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
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{{tnr}}'''Dean Knudson''' (b. April 29, 1961) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010#District 30|District 30]]. He was first elected in 2010.
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{{tnr}}'''Dean Knudson''' (b. April 29, 1961) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]], representing District 30. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
  
Knudson was mayor of Hudson, WI from 2008-2010, after serving on the Hudson City council from 1996 to 2002, and was previously Chairman of the Republican Party of St. Croix County Wisconsin.
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==Biography==
 
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Knudson earned his DVM in veterinary medicine from Iowa State University, is the founder and owner of Hillcrest Animal Hospital, and has owned Veterinary Service Corporation since 2003. Knudson was mayor of Hudson, WI from 2008-2010, after serving on the Hudson City council from 1996 to 2002, and was previously Chairman of the Republican Party of St. Croix County Wisconsin.<ref>[http://deanknudson.com/?page_id=2 Knudson campaign website]</ref><ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=127015 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Assembly member Dean Knudson biography," May 26, 2011]</ref>
Knudson earned his DVM in veterinary medicine from Iowa State University, is the founder and owner of Hillcrest Animal Hospital, and has owned Veterinary Service Corporation since 2003.<ref>[http://deanknudson.com/?page_id=2 Knudson campaign website]</ref><ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=127015 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Assembly member Dean Knudson biography," May 26, 2011]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Knudson served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State =Wisconsin
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|year =2013
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|Chamber =State Assembly
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|Committee1 =Colleges and Universities
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|Committee2 =Finance
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|Committee3 =
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|Joint3 = Yes
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|Committee4 =
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|Committee5 =
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Knudson has been appointed to these committees:
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During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Knudson served on these committees:
* [[Colleges and Universities Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly|Colleges and Universities Committee]], Vice Chair
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* [[Education Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly|Education Committee]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Urban and Local Affairs Committee, Wisconsin State Assembly|Urban and Local Affairs Committee]]
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|State =Wisconsin
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|year = 2011
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|Chamber =State Assembly
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|Committee1 =Colleges and Universities
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|Chair1=Vice Chair
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|Committee2 = Education
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|Committee3 = Urban and Local Affairs
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|Committee4 =
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|Committee5 =
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|Collapse=Yes
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}}
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2012====
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Knudson's website lists the following views of the issues:
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*Jobs and the Economy - Spending needs to be under control, and policies need to be enacted that will "encourage job growth in the private sector."
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*Tax Relief - Business taxes need to be cut, and reforms to "unleash the innovative, creative power of our free enterprise system."
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*Improving Education - "Needs to couple student achievement to the evaluations and rewards given to teachers." <ref>[http://deanknudson.com/?page_id=45 Campaign website/Issues]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012]]''   
 
:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012]]''   
  
Knudson is running in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|Wisconsin State Assembly]] District 30. Knudson is running unopposed in the [[Republican]] primary on August 14, 2012. [[Diane Odeen]] is running unopposed in the [[Democratic]] primary. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/page/candidates_on_ballot_08_14_12_partisan_primary_pdf_18477.PDF ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'', "Candidates on Ballot by Election - 2012 Partisan Primary 8/14/2012," retrieved June 12, 2012]</ref>  
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Knudson won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|Wisconsin State Assembly]] District 30. Knudson ran unopposed in the [[Republican]] primary on August 14 and defeated [[Diane Odeen]] (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/page/candidates_on_ballot_08_14_12_partisan_primary_pdf_18477.PDF ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'', "Candidates on Ballot by Election - 2012 Partisan Primary 8/14/2012," retrieved June 12, 2012]</ref>
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{{Election box 2012
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|Chamber = Wisconsin State Assembly, District 30, General Election
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|party1 = Republican
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|party2 = Democratic
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|party3 =-
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|winner1 =Dean Knudson
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|Inc1 =Y
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|candidate2 = Diane Odeen
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|candidate3 =''Scattering''
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|votes1 = 17261
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|votes2 = 13657
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|votes3 =20
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}}
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===2010===
 
===2010===
  
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| align="center" |'''99.66%'''
 
| align="center" |'''99.66%'''
 
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====Campaign themes====
 
Knudson's website lists the following views of the issues:
 
*Jobs and the Economy - Spending needs to be under control, and policies need to be enacted that will "encourage job growth in the private sector."
 
*Tax Relief - Business taxes need to be cut, and reforms to "unleash the innovative, creative power of our free enterprise system."
 
*Improving Education - "Needs to couple student achievement to the evaluations and rewards given to teachers." <ref>[http://deanknudson.com/?page_id=45 Campaign website/Issues]</ref>
 
  
 
==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
In Wisconsin, there is a $500 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan [[Wisconsin State Assembly|Assembly]] candidates.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/page/campaign_contribution_limits_partisan_state_pdf_13605.pdf ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'' "Contribution Limits"]</ref>
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{{Comprehensive donor history
===2010===
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|Name = Knudson
In 2010, when Knudson first won election to the State Assembly, he collected $59,896 in donations.<ref>[hhttp://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=131614 ''Follow the Money.org'', Dean Knudson candidate summary, Retrieved June 22, 2011]</ref>  
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|Full name = Dean Knudson
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|year = 2010
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|Editdate = June 6, 2013
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=147133 ''followthemoney.org'', "Knudson, Dean," accessed June 6, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|totalraised2012 = 57870
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 30]]
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|totalraised2010 = 59896
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 30]]
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}}
  
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
|-
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|name = Knudson
| Steven Hamill
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|full Name = Dean Knudson
| align="right" |$1,000
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=143394
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
| Susan Umbrel
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|new = no
| align="right" |$1,000
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|party = Republican
|-
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|total raised = 57,870
| Roger Bevers
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|org1 = Berg, Meredith A
| align="right" |$1,000
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|org2 = Hood, Tim
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|org3 = Larson, Jeff
| National Rifle Association
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|org4 = Hanson, Christian
| align="right" |$500
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|org5 = Duerst, Dennis
|-
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|orgamount1 = 800
| Wisconsin Republican Party
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|orgamount2 = 500
| align="right" |$500
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|orgamount3 = 500
|-
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|orgamount4 = 500
| Wisconsin Health & Hospital Association
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|orgamount5 = 500
| align="right" |$500
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|}}
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| 14 individual donors
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| align="right" |$500 each
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|}
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===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Knudson
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|full Name = Dean Knudson
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=131614
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|office= Wisconsin State Assembly
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|new = yes
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 59,896
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|org1 = Bevers, Roger D
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|org2 = Umbel, Susan T
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|org3 = Hamill, Steven M
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|org4 = Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists
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|org5 = Wisconsin Republican Party
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|orgamount1 = 1000
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|orgamount2 = 1000
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|orgamount3 = 1000
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|orgamount4 = 500
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|orgamount5 = 500
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|}}
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/W3asp/contact/legislatorpages.aspx?house=Assembly&district=30 Dean Knudson on the Wisconsin State Assembly website]
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*[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/Pages/leg-info.aspx?d=30 Dean Knudson on the Wisconsin State Assembly website]
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=127015 Biography on Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=127015 Biography on Project Vote Smart]
* [http://deanknudson.com/ Campaign website]
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*[http://deanknudson.com/ Campaign website]
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=131614 2010]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=143394 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=131614 2010]
* [http://www.facebook.com/knudsonforassembly Knudson on Facebook]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/knudsonforassembly Knudson on Facebook]
* [http://twitter.com/deanknudson Knudson on Twitter]
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*[http://twitter.com/deanknudson Knudson on Twitter]
  
 
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Revision as of 15:50, 17 July 2013

Dean Knudson
Dean Knudson.jpg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 30
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday04/29/1961
Place of birthMayville, ND
ProfessionLutheran
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Dean Knudson (b. April 29, 1961) is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 30. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Knudson earned his DVM in veterinary medicine from Iowa State University, is the founder and owner of Hillcrest Animal Hospital, and has owned Veterinary Service Corporation since 2003. Knudson was mayor of Hudson, WI from 2008-2010, after serving on the Hudson City council from 1996 to 2002, and was previously Chairman of the Republican Party of St. Croix County Wisconsin.[1][2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Colleges and Universities
Finance

2011-2012

During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Knudson served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Knudson's website lists the following views of the issues:

  • Jobs and the Economy - Spending needs to be under control, and policies need to be enacted that will "encourage job growth in the private sector."
  • Tax Relief - Business taxes need to be cut, and reforms to "unleash the innovative, creative power of our free enterprise system."
  • Improving Education - "Needs to couple student achievement to the evaluations and rewards given to teachers." [3]

Elections

2012

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Knudson won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 30. Knudson ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Diane Odeen (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 30, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDean Knudson Incumbent 55.8% 17,261
     Democratic Diane Odeen 44.1% 13,657
     - Scattering 0.1% 20
Total Votes 30,938

2010

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Knudson defeated Democrat Matt Borup in the November 2 general election. He was unopposed in the primary election. [5]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 30 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dean Knudson (R) 14,124
Matt Borup (D) 8,629
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 30 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dean Knudson (R) 2,947 99.66%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Knudson is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Knudson raised a total of $117,766 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 6, 2013.[6]

Dean Knudson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 30 Won $57,870
2010 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 30 Won $59,896
Grand Total Raised $117,766

2012

Knudson won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Knudson raised a total of $57,870.
Wisconsin State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dean Knudson's campaign in 2012
Berg, Meredith A$800
Hood, Tim$500
Larson, Jeff$500
Hanson, Christian$500
Duerst, Dennis$500
Total Raised in 2012$57,870
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Knudson won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Knudson raised a total of $59,896.

Personal

Knudson and his wife, Joy, have two children.

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