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David Bly

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Preceded by  redrawn district
Name  David Bly
Preceded by  Raymond Cox
Role  Politician
Children  2
Succeeded by  Kelby Woodard
Occupation  educator, legislator

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Born  January 8, 1952 (age 63) Dubuque, Iowa (1952-01-08)
Political party  Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party
Alma mater  Minneapolis Technical College Oxford University St. Olaf College Mankato State University St. Mary's University
Party  Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party
Residence  Northfield, Minnesota, United States
Education  University of Oxford

Rep. David Bly (DFL-Northfield) on not running for re-election in 2018

David Bly (born January 8, 1952 in Dubuque, Iowa) is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), he represents District 20B, which includes portions of Le Sueur and Rice counties in the southeastern part of the state. He is also a retired teacher.


Early career

Bly is a retired Language Arts and Special Education teacher, having taught in Milan, MN, Faribault Public Schools and at the Northfield Alternative Learning Center and is a longtime resident of Northfield.

He is the author of a booklet called "The Middle Class Amendment" (2008) which advocates for investment in the building blocks of a middle class economy. In 2016, he published "We All Do Better: Economic Priorities for a land of opportunity" available at Itaska books.

Minnesota House of Representatives

Bly was first elected in 2006, and was re-elected in 2008. He was unseated by Kelby Woodard in the 2010 election, losing by 37 votes after a recount. He ran for the House again in a new, redrawn seat and was elected in 2012. He was re-elected again in 2014, winning by a margin of 16%.

During his first two terms, Bly was a member of the House Finance subcommittees for the Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division, the Energy Finance and Policy Division, the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division, and the Housing Finance and Policy and Public Health Finance Division.

Bly's policy interests include creating a fair economy, environmental protection, expanding access to healthcare, and supporting individualized education and applied learning. He has received multiple endorsements from environmental advocacy groups.


David Bly Wikipedia

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