Joe Hoppe

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Joe Hoppe
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 47B
Incumbent
In office
2003 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSaint John's University
Personal
BirthdayDecember 13, 1964
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Joe Hoppe (b. December 13, 1964) is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 47B. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002. Hoppe is a former Assistant Majority Leader.

Biography

Hoppe earned his B.A. in History from Saint John's University. His professional experience includes working as a businessman and in communications.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hoppe served on the following committees:

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy
Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries
Rules and Legislative Administration

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hoppe served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hoppe served on the following committees:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Joe Hoppe endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Elections

2014

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 12, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Joe Hoppe was unopposed in the Republican primary.[3][4]

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hoppe won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 47B. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and was unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5]

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hoppe won re-election to the District 34B seat in 2010. He was unopposed in the August 10 primary. He also faced no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 34B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Hoppe (R) 12,722 97.7%
Write-In 299 2.3%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Hoppe won election to the District 34B Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Evan Rapp.[7]

Hoppe raised $26,965 for his campaign.[8]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 34B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Hoppe (R) 13,456 62.53%
Evan Rapp (DFL) 8,034 37.33%
Write-In 30 0.14%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hoppe is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Hoppe raised a total of $148,388 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 13, 2013.[9]

Joe Hoppe's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota House, District 47B Won $25,626
2010 Minnesota House, District 34B Won $19,500
2008 Minnesota House, District 34B Won $26,965
2006 Minnesota House, District 34B Won $25,086
2004 Minnesota House, District 34B Won $31,782
2002 Minnesota House, District 34B Won $19,429
Grand Total Raised $148,388

2012

Hoppe won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hoppe raised a total of $25,626.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joe Hoppe's campaign in 2012
Hoppe, Joe$1,381
Hamilton, Eleanor$500
Dorsey & Whitney$500
Rutstein, Harriette$500
Ryan, Lori$500
Total Raised in 2012$25,626
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Hoppe received $19,500 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[10]

Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joe Hoppe's campaign in 2010
Winthrop & Weinstine$500
Minnesota Telecommunication Alliance$500
Credit Union Volunteer Cmte$500
Kohls Volunteer Comm$500
Cook, Vernon$500
Total Raised in 2010 $19,500

2008

Listed below are the two largest contributors to Joe Hoppe's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $7,178
Carver County Republican Party $3,000

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Minnesota

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2014

In 2014, the Legislature was in session from February 25 through May 19.

Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization advocating "limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty."[11]
Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.

2013

In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 8 to May 20.

Legislators are scored "on key votes on issues concerning economic freedom, which includes taxes, budgets and spending, health care and more."[12]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[13]
Legislators are scored on "a wide range of issues including taxes, government spending, elections, childcare unionization, property rights and energy policy" per "the traditional values position."[14]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.
Legislators are scored on votes regarding reproductive issues.

Taxpayers League of Minnesota

The Taxpayers League of Minnesota, a Minnesota-based taxpayer advocacy organization, releases a legislative scorecard for the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota State Senate once a year. The scorecard gives each legislator a score based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on tax issues and “their efforts to balance the state budget without a tax increase.” The organization also compiles a legislator’s individual "Lifetime Score."[15]

2013

Hoppe received a score of 92% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 24th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[16]

2012

Hoppe received a score of 43% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 70th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[17]

2011

Hoppe received a score of 77% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 48th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [18]

Personal

Hoppe is married with two children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Melissa Hortman (DFL)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 47B
2013- present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 34B
2003–2013
Succeeded by
Kurt Zellers (R)