After being re-elected State Representative, Kurt Daudt was selected as the new House Minority Leader by the Minnesota House Republican Caucus on Saturday, Nov. 10.
Daudt, 39, of Crown, represents State Representative District 31A, which includes Spencer Brook, Bradford, Stanford and Athens townships in Isanti County.
Daudt was first elected state representative in November 2010. He previously served six years as an Isanti County Commissioner and was a Stanford Town Board Supervisor from 1999 through 2005. He served as the Assistant Majority Leader in the Minnesota House of Representatives the last session.
“I had an interest in being the House Minority Leader and received encouragement from my colleagues, so I decided to throw my name in the hat,” Daudt said this week. “I felt I had the time, talent and drive to take on this new challenge, and I’m excited and looking forward to it. We have a lot of work ahead of us, and I’m ready to get to work.”
Daudt is looking forward to his new position..
“It’s a big honor being selected the House Minority Leader, but at the same time you step back and start thinking about the work that’s ahead of you,” Daudt said. “I received great words of encouragement, and it helps the Republican caucus is united and ready to get to work.”
Working across party lines is something Daudt is familiar with.
“I feel I have a reputation of being able to work with everybody,” Daudt said. “I have a great friendship with Erin Murphy, new House Majority Leader, and I really look forward to working with the DFL.”
Daudt is grateful for the support he continues to receive.
“I’m thankful again for the trust and confidence that was placed in me,” Daudt said. “It’s important to continue to advocate for our constituents and work to represent them well. I think I’m doing the best job I can, and it’s always an honor and humbling experience to be a state representative.”