Kurt Daudt

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Kurt Louis Daudt
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Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives
Assumed office
January 6, 2015
Preceded by Paul Thissen
Minority Leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives
In office
January 8, 2013 – January 6, 2015
Preceded by Paul Thissen
Succeeded by Paul Thissen
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 31A district
17A (2011–2013)
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
Alma mater University of North Dakota
Religion Lutheranism

Kurt Louis Daudt (born September 26, 1973) is a Minnesota politician and the Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives. He's the former 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 lives in Princeton, Minnesota.

Early life, education, and career[edit]

Daudt attended Princeton High School, where he graduated in 1992. Rep. Sondra Erickson was his English teacher there. Daudt attended the University of North Dakota to study aviation management.[1] Daudt is a licensed private airline pilot. 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]

Minnesota House of Representatives[edit]

Elections[edit]

2014 Minnesota State Representative- House 31A[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Kurt Daudt (Incumbent) 10363 96.67
2012 Minnesota State Representative- House 31A[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DFL Ryan Fiereck 7823 39.42
Republican Kurt Daudt (Incumbent) 11990 60.42
2010 Minnesota State Representative- House 17A[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DFL Jim Godfrey 7044 40.11
Republican Kurt Daudt 9840 56.04
Constitution Paul Bergley 657 3.74

Tenure[edit]

Daudt was first elected in 2010. 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. Daudt was elected as Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives by the full House on January 6, 2015.

Committee Assignments[edit]

He serves on the Elections Committee and the Rules and Legislative Administration Committee for the 2013-2015 Session. 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]

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. 
  3. ^ a b c "Results for State Representative District 31A". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Minnesota House of Representatives
Preceded by
Rob Eastlund
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from District 31A
17A (2011–2013)

2011–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Paul Thissen
Minority Leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives
2013–2015
Succeeded by
Paul Thissen
Political offices
Preceded by
Paul Thissen
Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives
2015–present
Incumbent