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His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $5,685 to his campaign.

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Kurt Bills
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 37B
Former Member
In office
January 4, 2011 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$77/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWinona State University
Master'sWinona State University
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 8, 1970
Websites
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Kurt Bills (b. January 8, 1970) is a former Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 37B from 2011 to 2013. He was also a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from Minnesota.

Biography

Bills is a teacher and volunteer coach at Rosemount High School, educating students in Micro and macroeconomics and American government and politics. Kurt and his wife are also owners of a small, licensed and home-based daycare.

Bills graduated from Winona State University with a Bachelor of Science in secondary social studies education and with a Bachelor of Arts in U.S. History. He also received his Master's at Winona State in education.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

See also: United States Senate elections in Minnesota, 2012

Bills ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Minnesota. He defeated David Carlson and Bob Carney, Jr. in the Republican primary. He lost to Democratic incumbent Amy Klobuchar in the November 6, 2012, general election.[1]

U.S. Senate, Minnesota General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAmy Klobuchar Incumbent 65.2% 1,854,595
     Republican Kurt Bills 30.5% 867,974
     Independence Stephen Williams 2.6% 73,539
     Grassroots Tim Davis 1.1% 30,531
     Progressive Michael Cavlan 0.5% 13,986
Total Votes 2,843,207
Source: Minnesota Secretary of State, "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bills won election to the District 37B Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Phillip Sterner (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[2]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 37B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Phillip Sterner (DFL) 7,844 41.8%
Green check mark transparent.png Kurt Bills (R) 10,910 58.13%
Write-In 13 0.07%

Campaign donors

2012

Above is a breakdown of funds for the 2012 election, according to source.

Bills lost the U.S. Senate election in 2012. During that election cycle, Bills' campaign committee raised a total of $953,146 and spent $955,342.[3]

2010

In 2010, Bills raised $36,708 in contributions.[4]

His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $5,685 to his campaign.

Scorecards

Taxpayers League of Minnesota

The Taxpayers League of Minnesota, a Minnesota-based taxpayer advocacy organization, releases a legislative scorecard for the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota State Senate once a year. The scorecard gives each legislator a score based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on tax issues and “their efforts to balance the state budget without a tax increase.” The organization also compiles a legislator’s individual "Lifetime Score."[5]

2012

Bills received a score of 100% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 19th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[6]

2011

Bills received a score of 85% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 18th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [7]

Personal

Bills and his wife Cindy have four children.

See also

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Political offices
Preceded by
Phillip Sterner (DFL)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 37B
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Tim Sanders (R)