Joyce Peppin

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Joyce Peppin
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 34A
Incumbent
In office
2005 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Minnesota
Master'sUniversity of Saint Thomas
Personal
BirthdayJuly 2, 1970
ProfessionCommunications/public relations
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Joyce Peppin (b. July 2, 1970) is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 34A. She was first elected to the chamber in 2004. Peppin is a former Assistant Minority Whip.

Biography

Peppin's professional experience includes working as Communications Manager/Vice President of Public Relations at United States Bancorp from 1997 to 2001, and a Communications Consultant for the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1992 to 1997.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Operations
Rules and Legislative Administration
Taxes

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Peppin's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Fiscal Responsibility

  • Excerpt: "Support job growth by championing initiatives that help small businesses grow and succeed"

Energy Independence

  • Excerpt: "Remove the Minnesota prohibition on new generation nuclear power and allow our state to take the lead on the use of this safe, reliable and renewable energy source"

Working for families

  • Excerpt: "Fought to balance the state budget with a fiscally conservative approach to keep taxes reasonable and allow working families to keep more of what they earn"

Kids and schools

  • Excerpt: "Secured record increase in education funding to help fast growing suburban school districts"

Quicker Commutes

  • Excerpt: "Accelerated the completion of Highway 610 via future passage of the Motor Vehicle Sales Tax Constitutional Amendment"

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 Joyce Peppin was unopposed in the Republican primary.[3][4]

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Peppin ran in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 28B. She was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Adam Fisher (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 34A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoyce Peppin Incumbent 64.3% 14,386
     Democratic Adam Fisher 35.7% 7,983
Total Votes 22,369

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Peppin won re-election to the District 32A seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She defeated David Hoden (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 32A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
David Hoden (DFL) 6,556 28.95%
Green check mark transparent.png Joyce Peppin (R) 16,072 70.97%
Write-In 18 0.08%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Joyce Peppin won election to the District 32A Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Grace Baltich. [7]

Joyce Peppin raised $47,348 for her campaign.[8]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 32A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joyce Peppin (R) 19,340 66.23%
Grace Baltich (DFL) 9,827 33.65%
Write-In 35 0.12%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Peppin is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Peppin raised a total of $195,232 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 13, 2013.[9]

Joyce Peppin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State House, District 34A Won $29,395
2010 Minnesota State House, District 32A Won $32,237
2008 Minnesota State House, District 32A Won $47,348
2006 Minnesota State House, District 32A Won $45,255
2004 Minnesota State House, District 32A Won $40,997
Grand Total Raised $195,232

2012

Peppin won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Peppin raised a total of $29,395.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joyce Peppin's campaign in 2012
Peppin, Joyce$5,000
Public Fund$4,770
32nd Senate District RPM$950
Car Committee Of Automotive Retailers$500
34th Senate District RPM$500
Total Raised in 2012$29,395
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Peppin won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Peppin raised a total of $32,237.

2008

Peppin won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Peppin raised a total of $47,348.

2006

Peppin won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Peppin raised a total of $45,255.

2004

Peppin won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Peppin raised a total of $45,255.

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."[10]
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."[11]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[12]
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."[13]
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."[14]

2013

Peppin received a score of 85% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 45th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[15]

2012

Peppin received a score of 100% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 6th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[16]

2011

Peppin received a score of 92% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 3rd out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [17]

Personal

Peppin is married with two children. She has been a member of the I-94 West Chamber of Commerce.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ernie Leidiger (R)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 34A
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota State House District 32A
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Brian Johnson (R)