Kelby Woodard

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Kelby Woodard
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Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 20A district
25B (2011–2013)
Assumed office
January 4, 2011
Preceded by David Bly
Personal details
Born April 1970 (age 44)
Political party Republican Party of Minnesota
Spouse(s) Donna
Children 5
Residence Belle Plaine, Minnesota
Alma mater University of Dallas
University of North Texas
Georgetown University
Occupation small business owner, legislator
Religion Catholic

Kelby G. Woodard (born April 1970) is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 20A, which includes Le Sueur and Scott counties in the southeastern part of the state. He is also a small business owner of Trade Innovations, TRG Direct, and the Trusted Trade Alliance.[1][2]

Early life, education, and career[edit]

Woodard graduated from the University of North Texas in Denton, receiving his B.S. in Criminal Justice. He went on to earn a Certificate of Global Security Management from Georgetown University and a M.B.A. in International Business from the University of Dallas. He worked for the U.S. Customs Service, was the Director of Supply Chain Assets Protection for Target Corporation, and was also a member of the Minnesota Civil Air Patrol and the Scott County Criminal Justice Advisory Board.[3][4]

Minnesota House of Representatives[edit]

Woodard was first elected to the House in 2010, unseating incumbent David Bly by just 37 votes after a recount.[5] He was re-elected in 2012.

On May 21, 2011, he joined the House Republican Majority in voting for a constitutional amendment to define marriage as a legal bond exclusively between a man and woman.[6]

He announced on April 14, 2014 that he would not seek re-election.[7]


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