Kurt Bills (MN)
Name: Kurt Bills
Hometown: Apple Valley, MN
Family: Kurt and his wife, Cindy, have been married for 17 years and are parents of 4 children ranging in age from 5 to 14.
Personal Biography: Kurt Bills is a high school economics teacher, a volunteer coach at Rosemount High School, and a small-business owner with his wife, Cindy, running a home-based daycare. He graduated from Winona State University, receiving his B.S. in Secondary Social Studies Education and his B.A. in U.S. History. He subsequently earned his M.A. in Education.
Political Biography: In 2008, Bills ran for Rosemount City Council in a field of 26 candidates. He won his seat without putting up a single yard sign. He ran for the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010 in District 37B and successfully defeated incumbent Democrat Rep. Phil Sterner by 58%-to-42%. In March of 2012, Bills announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate, a seat currently held by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D).
State Convention (candidate selection): May 18-19, 2012
General Election: November 6, 2012
The District: Bills faces five opponents in the Republican Primary. The nominee will be selected on May 18 and 19 by the roughly 2,200 state delegates at the Republican State Convention. As a result of Ron Paul's strong caucus performance in Minnesota, Bills is the current front-runner for the nomination. In the general elections, Bills will face the Democratic incumbant Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who won her first term in 2006 with 58% of the vote. Klobuchar supports Obamacare, stimulus spending, and more government regulation on business and the economy.
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