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Ken Kelash

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Ken Kelash
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Minnesota State Senate District 63
Former Member
In office
2009 - 2013
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMetropolitan State University
Master'sHarvard, Kennedy School of Government
Personal
BirthdayMay 8, 1952
Place of birthRichfield, MN
ProfessionCarpenter/Business Agent/Union Officer (retired)
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ken Kelash (b. May 8, 1952) is a former Democratic Farm-Labor member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 63 from 2009 to 2013. He was first elected in a special election on November 4, 2008.

Kelash graduated from Metropolitan State with his Bachelor's degree in 1984 and graduated with his Master's in Public Affairs from the Harvard Kennedy School in 2003. Kelash is a former business agent and union steward.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kelash served on these committees:

2009-2010

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

Elections

2010

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Kelash won re-election to the 63rd District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. Craig Marston ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Minnesota State Senate, District 63 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Ken Kelash (DFL) 17305 62.96%
Craig Marston (R) 10139 36.89%
Write-In 40 0.15%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Kelash won election to the 63rd District Seat in the Minnesota State Senate, defeating Craig Marston (R).[2]

Minnesota State Senate, District 63 (2008)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Ken Kelash (DFL) 25,113
Craig Marston (R) 12,097
Write-In 99

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Kelash received $33,976 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[3]

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District 63

Kelash represents Minnesota Senate District 63. District 63 includes the Minneapolis suburbs of Bloomington and Richfield[4].

Personal

Ken is married to Elaine Kelash. They have two children and reside in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Minnesota State Senate District 63
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Patricia Torres Ray (DFL)