Kate Knuth

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Kate Knuth
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 50B district
In office
2007 – January 7, 2013
Preceded by Char Samuelson
Succeeded by district redrawn
Personal details
Born (1981-05-15) May 15, 1981 (age 34)
New Brighton, Minnesota
Political party Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party
Residence New Brighton, Minnesota
Alma mater University of Oslo
University of Chicago
Oxford University
Profession educator, legislator
Religion Evangelical Covenant Church

Katherine "Kate" Knuth (born May 15, 1981) is a Minnesota politician and former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 50B, which included portions of the cities of New Brighton, Arden Hills, Fridley and Shoreview in Anoka and Ramsey counties, which are part of the Twin Cities metropolitan area.[1]

Knuth, a Democrat, was first elected in 2006 and was one of the youngest representatives to serve in the 85th Legislature. She won the seat vacated by retiring Rep. Char Samuelson.[2] In the legislature, many of her authored bills have dealt with improvements to infrastructure. She was reelected in 2008 and 2010.

Knuth has degrees from the University of Chicago and Oxford University, and attended the University of Oslo on a Fulbright Scholarship. Her father, Daniel Knuth, served in the Minnesota House for three terms from 1983 to 1989.[1][3]

Electoral history[edit]

  • 2006 Race for Minnesota State House - District 50B[4]
    • Kate Knuth (Democratic-Farmer-Labor) 9025 (53.67%)
    • Lori Grivna (Republican) 7769 votes (46.20%)
  • 2008 Race for Minnesota State House - District 50B[5]
    • Kate Knuth (Democratic-Farmer-Labor) 11,966 (57%)
    • Lori Grivna (Republican) 9183 votes (43%)
  • 2010 Race for Minnesota State House - District 50B[6]
    • Kate Knuth (Democratic-Farmer-Labor) 8455 (52.4%)
    • Russ Bertsch (Republican) 7667 votes (47.51%)


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