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State House: Bills defeats Sterner

Kurt Bills

Challenger Kurt Bills (R) took the House 37B seat from incumbent Phillip Sterner (DFL).

Apparently voters think that the economics teacher from Rosemount High School can bring some important lessons to the capitol.

According to Dakota County's unofficial results Bills received 10,910 votes to Sterner's 7,844. Sterner has served in the house for two years.

"All our hard work paid off," said Bills, surrounded by the dozens of volunteers who hit the pavement in support of him.

"I'm honored that I can use my skills and passion to serve the people of Rosemount and Apple Valley."

Bills said his focus at the capitol will be to balance the budget and to protect education.

As for the Wednesday morning after the election, "I'm going to get up and teach."

Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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