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Mary Kiffmeyer

Mary Kiffmeyer

Statement about running for governor:  "I have not made a final decision either for or against it at this time." — Star News, June 5, 2009

Party: Republican

Current government position:
State representative, District 16B

Elected: 2008

Term: First 

Occupation: Registered nurse, small business owner

Birth date: Dec. 29, 1946

Home: Big Lake

Education: St. Gabriel's School of Nursing, RN

Website: Campaign website


Key issues and priorities: Kiffmeyer has been an advocate for voter ID laws to prevent fraud. According to her campaign website, Kiffmeyer's top issues include personal freedom, low taxes and limited government.

Political experience: Minnesota secretary of state, 1998-2006. Other affiliations are listed here.

Background articles:

"One citizen, one vote, one form of ID?"

"GOP endorses Kiffmeyer in Olson's House district"

"Kiffmeyer's bank cited for 'unsafe banking practices'"

"Kiffmeyer overpaid herself and her staff, audit finds"

Kiffmeyer address (2003)

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