Dean Knudson

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Dean Knudson is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 30th District. He is on the following committees: Colleges and Universities; Education; and Urban and Local Affairs.[1]

Knudson was reelected on November 6, 2012.[2]

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

Knudson is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), and serves as an alternate on the ALEC Education Task Force. In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rep. Knudson co-authored 6 bills that reflect ALEC models, according to an analysis by the Center for Media and Democracy. 

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Rep. Knudson and Voting

Bills introduced or cosponsored by Knudson in the 2011 spring session:

AB-7: "Identification requirement for voting in elections created, provisional and absentee ballot provisions; use of corroborating electors to verify residence discontinued; DOT ID card fee waived, obtaining a card without a photo for religious reasons, and issuing an identification certificate; special voting deputies to certain adult family homes and residential care apartment complexes permitted; GAB public informational campaign."[3](AB-7)* (compare with ALEC Voter ID Act).

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  1. Wisconsin State Legislature. Dean Knudson. Government website. Accessed July 31, 2011.
  2. Wisconsin Vote, 2012 Election Results, accessed November 27, 2012.
  3. Wisconsin State Legislature. AB-7. Government website. Accessed August 1, 2011.
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