Jeanne Poppe

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Jeanne Poppe
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 27B district
Assumed office
January 4, 2005
Preceded by Jeff Anderson
Personal details
Born (1957-07-06) July 6, 1957 (age 60)
Houston, Minnesota
Political party Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party
Spouse(s) Robert Vilt
Children 3
Residence Austin, Minnesota
Alma mater University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Winona State University
Profession educator, counselor, legislator

Jeanne E. Poppe (born July 6, 1957) is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), she represents District 27B, which includes all or portions of Dodge, Freeborn, and Mower counties in the southeastern part of the state. She is also an educator and counselor at Riverland Community College, with campuses in Albert Lea, Austin and Owatonna.[1]

Early life, education, and career[edit]

Poppe was born in Houston, Minnesota and attended Houston High School where she graduated in 1975. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin in River Falls, receiving her B.A. in Sociology and Criminal Justice in 1980. She earned her M.S. in Counseling from Winona State University in Winona in 1985.[2]

She has been a college counselor at Riverland Community College since 1999, also serving as president of the Minnesota State College Faculty Counselors Association from 2002-2004. Prior to her work as a counselor, she was the college's director of admissions from 1995–1999, and the women's center director from 1993-1995. She was a workforce career counselor for the Private Industry Council from 1989–1993, and a senior citizens' paralegal for Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services from 1984-1989.[3][4]

Active in her local community through the years, Poppe served on the Austin City Council (Ward 2) from 1994 to 2002, and was secretary of the Austin Human Rights Commission from 2002 to 2004. She has been a trustee of the Austin Area Foundation since 2003, and a member of the Austin Area League of Women Voters since 1987.[4]

Minnesota House of Representatives[edit]

Elections[edit]

Poppe ran unsuccessfully in 2002 against Rep. Jeff Anderson. She was first elected in 2004 defeating Anderson in a close race. She was re-elected in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014.

2014 Minnesota State Representative- House 27B[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DFL Jeanne Poppe (Incumbent) 6498 54.10
Republican Dennis Schminke 5501 45.80
2012 Minnesota State Representative- House 27B[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DFL Jeanne Poppe (Incumbent) 11486 62.78
Republican Nathan Neitzell 6792 37.12
2010 Minnesota State Representative- House 27B[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DFL Jeanne Poppe (Incumbent) 7801 57.65
Republican Jennifer Gumbel 5716 42.24
2008 Minnesota State Representative- House 27B[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DFL Jeanne Poppe (Incumbent) 11844 65.97
Republican Brian Thiel 6085 33.89
2006 Minnesota State Representative- House 27B[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DFL Jeanne Poppe (Incumbent) 8529 56.33
Republican Jeff Anderson 6591 43.53
2004 Minnesota State Representative- House 27B[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DFL Jeanne Poppe (Incumbent) 9777 51.59
Republican Jeff Anderson 9162 48.34
2002 Minnesota State Representative- House 27B[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DFL Jeanne Poppe 7399 48.72
Republican Jeff Anderson (Incumbent) 7777 51.20

Committee Assignments[edit]

For the 89th Minnesota Legislature, Poppe is a part of:

  • Agriculture Finance Committee (DFL Lead)
  • Agriculture Policy Committee
  • Capital Investment Committee
  • Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee
  • Ways and Means Committee

For the 88th Minnesota Legislature, Poppe was part of:

  • Agriculture Policy (Chair) Committee
  • Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance Committee
  • Higher Education Finance and Policy Committee
  • Ways and Means Committee

For the 87th Minnesota Legislature, Poppe was part of:

  • Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance Committee
  • Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee
  • Redistricting Committee

For the 86th Minnesota Legislature, Poppe was part of:

  • Finance Subcommittee: Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division
  • Bioscience and Workforce Development Policy and Oversight Division Committee
  • Finance Subcommittee: State Government Finance Division
  • State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections Committee

For the 85th Minnesota Legislature, Poppe was part of:

  • Finance Committee
  • Finance Subcommittee: Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division
  • Finance Subcommittee: Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division: Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division
  • Finance Subcommittee: State Government Finance Division
  • Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections Committee

For the 84th Minnesota Legislature, Poppe was part of:

  • Environment and Natural Resources Committee
  • Local Government Committee
  • Rules and Legislative Administration Committee

Tenure[edit]

Poppe was sworn in on January 4, 2005. She has served in the 84th, 85th, 86th, 87th, 88th, and 89th Minnesota Legislatures.

Personal life[edit]

Poppe resides in Austin, Minnesota, and is married to Bob Vilt. They have three children, Lydia, Casey and Skyler.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota Legislators Past & Present - Legislator Record - Poppe, Jeanne E". Leg.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  2. ^ "Rep. Jeanne Poppe". Minnesota Public Radio. Retrieved October 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Jeanne Poppe for MN House of Representatives 27B » About Jeanne Poppe". Jeannepoppe.org. 1957-07-06. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  4. ^ a b "Project Vote Smart - Representative Jeanne E. Poppe - Biography". Votesmart.org. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Results for State Representative District 27B". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved February 5, 2015.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Minnesota_Secretary_of_State:_Election_Results" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Minnesota_Secretary_of_State:_Election_Results" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Minnesota_Secretary_of_State:_Election_Results" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Minnesota_Secretary_of_State:_Election_Results" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Minnesota_Secretary_of_State:_Election_Results" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Minnesota_Secretary_of_State:_Election_Results" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).

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