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Kurt Bills, Minnesota Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate

Republican Kurt Bills faces off against incumbent DFL Senator Amy Klobuchar.

Kurt Bills, Minnesota Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate

General Information

Name: Kurt Bills
Age: 42
Place of residence : Rosemount, MN

Education

College

Attended college : Yes
College : Winona State University
Degree : B.S. in secondary social studies education, B.A. in US history
Year of graduation : 1994

Grad school

College : Winona State University
Degree : M.A. in education
Year of graduation : 2000

Employment Information

Job titles held : Economics teacher
Employers : Rosemount High School

Political Information

Party affiliation : Republican
Running for a: Federal office
Running for position: United State Senator
Chamber/district: State of Minnesota
Incumbent: No
Previous elective offices : Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010; Rosemount City Council in 2008

URLs

Website :  http://kurtbills.com/
Twitter :  https://twitter.com/KurtBills
Facebook :  https://www.facebook.com/kurtbills

Other facts

Editor's note: Used from kurtbills.com

For fifteen years as a high school economics teacher, I’ve looked into the eyes of 17 and 18-year-old students as they ask the tough questions about our various deficits and debt. It was one specific question in 2008 that brought me to where I am today.

The student asked, “Mr. Bills, what are we supposed to do about this?”

I’m not afraid of the tough questions. I believe the young people of today deserve answers to the tough questions about the shocking growth of the federal deficits and debt in relation to our overall economy and why our “leaders” overlook them. 

I’m running because I cannot just stand by while our national debt continues to rise as the purchasing power of our wages slowly decline…as the federal government takes over our healthcare system…and all at the expense of the families and mainstream businesses of Minnesota.

I cling to the ideal of a citizen-legislator, not a career politician. My aspirations lie only in fixing what’s broken and standing up for what’s right. It would be a lot easier for me to stay in Rosemount with my family, teaching and coaching during the school year. However, I care too much about our next generation, our state, and our great nation to just stand by and hope someone else answers the tough questions for today’s young people.

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