Dean Knudson

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Dean Knudson
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 30
Assumed office
January 3, 2011
Current term ends
January 3, 2013
Political party Republican
Website Assembly website
Dean Knudson (b. April 29, 1961) is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, District 30. He was first elected 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.

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.[1][2]

Committee assignments


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



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. [3]

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 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." [4]

Campaign donors

In Wisconsin, there is a $500 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan Assembly candidates.[5]


In 2010, when Knudson first won election to the State Assembly, he collected $59,896 in donations.[6]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Steven Hamill $1,000
Susan Umbrel $1,000
Roger Bevers $1,000
National Rifle Association $500
Wisconsin Republican Party $500
Wisconsin Health & Hospital Association $500
14 individual donors $500 each


Knudson and his wife, Joy, have two children.

External links

Suggest a link


  1. Knudson campaign website
  2. Project Vote Smart, "Assembly member Dean Knudson biography," May 26, 2011
  3. Official GAB primary results
  4. Campaign website/Issues
  5. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Contribution Limits"
  6. [h Follow the, Dean Knudson candidate summary, Retrieved June 22, 2011]