“It is an honor to work on behalf of our communities at the Capitol. I am committed to representing our shared values and I’ll fight to protect Minnesota taxpayers.”
Kurt shares the conservative values of his community. He resides on the same farm his grandparents homesteaded and is a member of Zion Lutheran Church, both in Crown. When he is not working for the taxpayers in St. Paul, he gives back through Project 24, a non-profit organization he helped found that builds orphanages in Kenya. Kurt is pro-life and successfully passed the Born Alive Infant Act and funding for Safe Place for Newborns into law. He is a proud sportsman, member of the N.R.A. and has effectively worked to strengthen 2nd Amendment rights.
Kurt is a champion for hardworking taxpayers. He served six years as an Isanti County Commissioner and led the fight to solve a $2.2 million deficit without raising taxes. He brought those skills to St. Paul and under his leadership as Speaker, Kurt and House Republicans balanced the budget without raising taxes, limiting spending to one of the lowest increases in the past 50 years. He blocked Democrats’ massive gas tax increase and passed a historic tax cut for retired military veterans. One of Kurt’s signature pieces of legislation protected taxpayers from fraud and abuse through EBT Card (Welfare) Reform, preventing EBT cards from being used at casinos or for alcohol and tobacco.
Kurt is a Republican leader in Minnesota. He was recognized by Republicans in his area for his conservative representation of House District 31A and earned the Republican Party endorsement at their convention unanimously. In addition, he was selected by his peers in the House Republican Caucus to lead as Minority Leader in 2013-14 when the DFL controlled all of state government. Sharing a conservative vision with Minnesotans and recruiting strong Republican candidates across the state, he led the House Republican team to victory in 2014, ending two years of all-DFL control. After gaining the House Majority, Kurt was elected the Speaker of the House by his colleagues and now leads the largest House Republican Majority Caucus in over a decade. Speaker Daudt and House Republicans represent middle-class Minnesotans’ priorities at the Capitol and act as the check and balance to Governor Dayton and the liberal, DFL agenda.
- 2015 Legislative Champion Award, Care Providers of Minnesota
- 2015 Early Education Four-Star Legislator, Parent Aware for School Readiness
- 2015 Energy Champion, Coalition for A Secure Energy Future
- 2015 Legislative Hero Award, United Family Medicine Residency Program
- 2015 Conservative Excellence Award, American Conservative Union
ST. PAUL, MN—Republicans earned a historic victory Tuesday, securing 76 seats in the Minnesota House of Representatives. This is the first election in more than a decade that Republicans held the House majority during a presidential election year and it is the largest majority ever secured by Republicans during a presidential election year since Minnesota […]
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