Joyce Peppin

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Joyce Peppin
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Minnesota House Majority Leader
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 6, 2015
Preceded by Erin Murphy
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 34A district
32A (2005–2013)
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 4, 2005
Preceded by Arlon Lindner
Personal details
Born (1970-07-02) July 2, 1970 (age 44)
Randall, Minnesota
Political party Republican Party of Minnesota
Spouse(s) Gregg
Children 2
Residence Rogers, Minnesota
Alma mater University of Minnesota Duluth
University of St. Thomas
Occupation public relations, legislator
Religion Catholic

Joyce J. Peppin (born July 2, 1970) is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, she represents District 34A, which includes portions of Hennepin County in the northwestern Twin Cities metropolitan area. In 2015, Peppin became the Majority Leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives. She also works in communications and public relations.[1]

Early life, education, and career[edit]

Raised on a farm near Randall, Peppin graduated from Little Falls High School in Little Falls, then went on to the University of Minnesota in Duluth, receiving her B.A. in Political Science and Speech Communications in 1992. In 2007, she earned her M.B.A. at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul. She was a communications consultant for the Minnesota House from 1992–1997, worked as a communications manager and vice president of public relations for U.S. Bancorp from 1997–2001, and was a communications specialist for the Minnesota House Republican Caucus until running for the House herself in 2004.[2][3]

Peppin has also been active in her local community, serving on the Hassan Township Parks Commission from 1998–2004, as a member of the I-94 West Chamber of Commerce, and as chair of the Mary Queen of Peace Catholic School Advisory Board from 2002-2004.[4]

Minnesota House of Representatives[edit]

Peppin was first elected in 2004, and was re-elected in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014.

Elections[edit]

2014 Minnesota State Representative- House 34A[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Joyce Peppin (Incumbent) 12,411 97.05 +32.81
2012 Minnesota State Representative- House 34A[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DFL Adam Fisher 7983 35.65
Republican Joyce Peppin (Incumbent) 14386 64.24 -6.73
2010 Minnesota State Representative- House 32A[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DFL David B. Hoden 6556 28.95
Republican Joyce Peppin (Incumbent) 16072 70.97 +4.74
2008 Minnesota State Representative- House 32A[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DFL Grace A. Baltich 9827 33.65 -1.52
Republican Joyce Peppin (Incumbent) 19340 66.23 +1.48
2006 Minnesota State Representative- House 32A[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DFL Grace A. Baltich 7591 35.17
Republican Joyce Peppin (Incumbent) 13977 64.75 +10.93
2004 Minnesota State Representative- House 32A[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DFL Caroll Holmstrom 7122 26.82
Republican Joyce Peppin 14273 53.82
Independence Arlon Lindner 5114 19.28

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Minnesota House of Representatives
Preceded by
Arlon Lindner
Member of the House of Representatives
from District 34A

2005–present
Incumbent
Party political offices
Preceded by
Erin Murphy
Majority Leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives
2015–present
Incumbent