Kurt Bills

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Kurt Bills
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 37B
Former Member
In office
January 4, 2011 - 2013
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$77/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sWinona State University
Master'sWinona State University
Date of birthJanuary 8, 1970
Office website
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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.


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


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



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" (dead link)


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


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]


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

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


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]


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


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


Bills and his wife Cindy have four children.

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