News release: Daudt honored to be elected by colleagues

News release — The Minnesota House Republican Caucus elected Representative Kurt Daudt (R-Crown) as its Minority Leader at an organizing caucus on Saturday.

“I am honored to be elected by my colleagues to lead the House Republican Caucus,” said Representative Kurt Daudt. “We have an optimistic group of members who are united in our efforts to rebuild the economy, create jobs and balance the budget. We are ready to roll up our sleeves and get to work.”

Daudt is serving his second term in the Minnesota House of Representatives. During his first term in office, Daudt served as the Vice Chair of the Rules and Legislative Administration Committee as well as a member of the Commerce and Regulatory Reform, Higher Education and Property and Local Tax Division Committees and Redistricting Committees.

Prior to being elected in 2010, Daudt spent six years on the Isanti County Board of Commissioners.  He is a founding member of Project 24, a non-profit organization that builds orphanages in Kenya. To date, Project 24 has raised more than $500,000 and built six orphanages.  Kurt lives in Crown, MN on a farm once owned by his grandparents.

Daudt says he looks forward to working Governor Mark Dayton and the DFL in the next legislative session.

 “We found common ground in efforts to streamline the permitting process and took bipartisan steps to control skyrocketing health care costs. I am proud of the work we did together and am positive we can do it again,” Daudt said.

The House Republican Caucus will hold a separate meeting in December to elect members of its leadership team.