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)
In office
January 4, 2011 – January 5, 2015
Preceded by David Bly
Succeeded by Bob Vogel
Personal details
Born April 1970 (age 46–47)
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 former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represented 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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