|48th President of the Minnesota Senate|
January 8, 2013
|Preceded by||Michelle Fischbach|
|Member of the Minnesota Senate
from the 65th district
January 8, 1991
|Preceded by||Donald Moe|
|Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 65B district
January 8, 1985 – January 7, 1991
|Preceded by||Frank Rodriguez|
|Succeeded by||Carlos Mariani|
June 15, 1949 |
|Political party||Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party|
|Residence||Saint Paul, Minnesota|
|Alma mater||Metropolitan State University (B.A.)
Harvard University (MPA)
Sandra L. "Sandy" Pappas (born June 15, 1949) is a Minnesota politician and the 48th and current President of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), she represents District 65, which includes portions of Saint Paul in Ramsey County in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
Early life and education
Pappas was born in Hibbing, Minnesota. She attended the University of Minnesota and later attended Metropolitan State University, from which she earned a B.A. in public policy in 1986. She later attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, earning an MPA.
Minnesota House of Representatives
Pappas was first elected to the Minnesota Senate in 1990 and has been re-elected in every subsequent election since then. She currently chairs the State and Local Government Committee. She also serves on the Capital Investment, Commerce, Finance, and Rules and Administration committees. She was chair of the Higher Education Committee from 2007 to 2011 and chair of the Education Committee from 2001 to 2003. She served as president pro tempore from 2003 to 2007.
1997 Saint Paul mayoral campaign
Pappas is married to Neal Gosman. They have three daughters and 15 grandchildren.
- "Pappas, Sandra L. "Sandy"". Legislators Past & Present. Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
- Stassen-Berger, Rachel E. (November 8, 2012). "Bakk, Thissen to lead DFL at the State Capitol". Star Tribune. Retrieved March 1, 2013.
- "Biography". Pappas for Senate. Retrieved March 1, 2013.
- Sandy Pappas at Minnesota Legislators Past & Present
- Senator Sandy Pappas official Minnesota Senate website
- Senator Sandy Pappas official campaign website
- Minnesota Public Radio - Votetracker: Sandy Pappas Voting Record
- Project Vote Smart - Senator Sandy Pappas Profile
- Follow the Money - Sandy Pappas Campaign Contributions
|President of the Minnesota Senate
|Senator from the 65th district
|Minnesota House of Representatives|
|Member of the House of Representatives
from the 65B district