Statement about running for governor: “I am announcing today that I am suspending my campaign for Governor. Although this is a difficult decision, I am pleased with the impact I was able to have on the race over the past few months.” — Statement to the press, October 29, 2009
Current government position: State representative, District 34A
Occupation: Senior manager and lawyer, Allianz Life Insurance Company (Golden Valley)
Birth date: March 15, 1964
Education: B.A. political science, University of St. Thomas; J.D., University of Minnesota
Website: Campaign website
Key issues and priorities: When he announced his run for governor, Kohls said his focus would be on fiscal responsibility in government. His work in the state House’s finance and taxes committees, he said, has shown a commitment to limited government and balancing the budget.