Kurt Daudt

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Kurt Daudt
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Speaker-designate of the Minnesota House of Representatives
Taking office
January 5, 2015
Succeeding Paul Thissen
Minority Leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives
Preceded by Paul Thissen
Succeeded by Paul Thissen
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 31A district
17A (2011–2013)
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 4, 2011
Preceded by Rob Eastlund
Personal details
Born (1973-09-26) September 26, 1973 (age 41)
Springfield, Minnesota, U.S.
Political party Republican Party of Minnesota
Residence Crown, Minnesota
Alma mater University of North Dakota
Religion Lutheranism

Kurt L. Daudt (born September 26, 1973) is a Minnesota politician and the Minority Leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 31A, which includes portions of Anoka, Isanti, and Sherburne counties in the east-central Minnesota, north of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. He is also a business manager.[1] He is the Speaker-designate of the Minnesota House of Representatives

Early life, education, and career[edit]

Daudt attended the University of North Dakota to study aviation management.[1]

Daudt served as an Isanti County commissioner from 2005 to 2010. Before that, he was a township board supervisor for Stanford Township from 1995 to 2005, and a member of the East Central Regional Library Board. He was also a founding member of Project 24, a nonprofit organization that builds orphanages in Kenya. To date, the project has raised over $500,000 and built six orphanages.[1][2][third-party source needed]

Minnesota House of Representatives[edit]

Daudt was first elected in 2010. He currently serves on the Elections Committee and the Rules and Legislative Administration Committee. He previously served on the Commerce and Regulatory Reform, the Higher Education Policy and Finance, and the Redistricting committees, as well as on the Taxes Subcommittee for the Property and Local Tax Division.[1] After Republicans won a House majority in the 2014 mid-term elections, Daudt was selected by Republicans to become Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives for the session beginning in 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Daudt, Kurt". Legislators Past & Present. Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kurt Daudt for State Representative". Daudt Volunteer Committee. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Paul Thissen
Minority Leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives
2013–present
Incumbent
Minnesota House of Representatives
Preceded by
Rob Eastlund
Member of the House of Representatives from District 31A
17A (2011–2013)

2011–present
Incumbent