Jeff Kropf

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Jeff Kropf (born February 7, 1959) is a former Oregon State Representative and fifth generation Oregon farmer from Sublimity, Oregon. Kropf served as Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee for two legislative sessions and served two sessions on the Transportation and Ways and Means subcommittees. Kropf currently owns a farm north of Sublimity, and has owned several small businesses. He also currently sells agricultural products for Willamette AG in Harrisburg, and leads his state's chapter of Americans for Prosperity. [1]

Early life[edit]

Kropf was born on February 7, 1959 in Albany, Oregon. In 1995 he married Peggy Sue and they had a son Cris.[1]

Political career[edit]

Former Representative Jeff Kropf served Oregon House District 17, which consists of Linn and Marion counties. House District 17 includes the cities of Sweet Home, Lebanon, Scio, Stayton, Sublimity and the cities of the Santiam Canyon.

He served as Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee for two legislative sessions and served two sessions on the Transportation and Ways and Means subcommittees.

As Chairman of the Agriculture Committee, he participated in the formulation and passage of the 2002 Federal Farm Bill, including provisions beneficial to Oregon's specialty crops and rural communities.[citation needed]

He also served as a member of the full Joint Ways and Means Committee, and was also assigned to the Ways and Means Natural Resource and General Government Sub-Committees.

Over the 2004 Thanksgiving holiday, Kropf visited Oregon National Guard Troops serving in Iraq, broadcasting live reports and interviews with Oregon soldiers as a member of the embedded media.[citation needed]

Kropf dropped out of his race for reelection in 2006, after learning that his on-air time as a radio host would require his radio station to grant free air time to his Democratic opponent, Dan Thackaberry.[citation needed] Fred Girod was chosen to succeed him by the Republican party, and won the general election.[citation needed]

Awards[edit]

Kropf has received numerous awards from conservative business and government watchdog organizations and is a founding member of the New Budget Coalition.[citation needed]

The Jeff Kropf Show[edit]

Kropf hosts a conservative talk radio show on AM 1360 KUIK in Hillsboro, Oregon called "The Jeff Kropf Show." His show is an early morning, politically oriented show, running from 6AM-9Am on weekdays.

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