Joyce Peppin

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Joyce Peppin
Joyce Peppin.jpg
Majority Leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives
In office
January 6, 2015 – July 2, 2018
Preceded byErin Murphy
Succeeded byRyan Winkler
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 34A district
32A (2005–2013)
In office
January 4, 2005 – July 2, 2018
Preceded byArlon Lindner
Succeeded byKristin Robbins
Personal details
Born (1970-07-02) July 2, 1970 (age 49)
Randall, Minnesota, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Gregg
Children2
EducationUniversity of Minnesota, Duluth (BA)
University of St. Thomas, Minnesota (MBA)

Joyce J. Peppin (born July 2, 1970) is an American politician and former majority leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, she represented District 34A, which included portions of Hennepin County in the northwestern Twin Cities metropolitan area.

Early life, education, and career[edit]

Raised on a farm near Randall, Peppin graduated from Little Falls High School in Little Falls, then attended 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 to 1997, worked as a communications manager and vice president of public relations for U.S. Bancorp from 1997 to 2001, and was a communications specialist for the Minnesota House Republican Caucus until running for the House herself in 2004.[1][2]

Peppin has also been active in her local community, serving on the Hassan Township Parks Commission from 1998 to 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 to 2004.[2]

Minnesota House of Representatives[edit]

Peppin was first elected in 2004, and was reelected in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016. In 2015, she became Majority Leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives. She resigned effective July 2, 2018, to join the Minnesota Rural Electric Association as director of government affairs and general counsel.[3]

Elections[edit]

2014 Minnesota State Representative- House 34A[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Joyce Peppin (Incumbent) 12,411 97.05 +32.81
2012 Minnesota State Representative- House 34A[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic–Farmer–Labor Adam Fisher 7983 35.65
Republican Joyce Peppin (Incumbent) 14386 64.24 -6.73
2010 Minnesota State Representative- House 32A[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic–Farmer–Labor David B. Hoden 6556 28.95
Republican Joyce Peppin (Incumbent) 16072 70.97 +4.74
2008 Minnesota State Representative- House 32A[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic–Farmer–Labor Grace A. Baltich 9827 33.65 -1.52
Republican Joyce Peppin (Incumbent) 19340 66.23 +1.48
2006 Minnesota State Representative- House 32A[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic–Farmer–Labor Grace A. Baltich 7591 35.17
Republican Joyce Peppin (Incumbent) 13977 64.75 +10.93
2004 Minnesota State Representative- House 32A[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic–Farmer–Labor Caroll Holmstrom 7122 26.82
Republican Joyce Peppin 14273 53.82
Independence Arlon Lindner 5114 19.28

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.leg.state.mn.us/legdb/fulldetail.asp?ID=12273
  2. ^ a b http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=38825
  3. ^ Van Berkel, Jessie (May 30, 2018). "Majority Leader Joyce Peppin resigning from state House". Star Tribune. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  4. ^ "Results for State Representative District 34A". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved January 10, 2015.
  5. ^ "Results for State Representative District 34A". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved January 10, 2015.
  6. ^ "Results for State Representative District 32A". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved January 10, 2015.
  7. ^ "Results for State Representative District 32A". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved January 10, 2015.
  8. ^ "Results for State Representative District 32A". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved January 10, 2015.
  9. ^ "Results for State Representative District 32A". Minnesota Secretary of State. Archived from the original on January 20, 2016. Retrieved January 10, 2015.

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

2005–2018
Succeeded by
Kristin Robbins
Preceded by
Erin Murphy
Majority Leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives
2015–2018
Succeeded by
Ryan Winkler