|Montana Public Service Commissioner - District 3|
|January 7, 2013 – present|
|Years in position||1|
|Predecessor||John Vincent (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Term limits||8 years in a 16-year period|
|Montana House of Representatives|
|2005 – 2008|
|High school||Roosevelt High School (1967)|
|Bachelor's||University of Idaho (1973)|
|Birthday||April 13, 1949|
|Place of birth||Mineola, New York|
|Profession||Owner, employment services company|
Following his graduation from college, Koopman served in the congressional offices of Steve Symms and Ron Paul. He then became a writer for the NRA Institute for legislative action and became a National Rifle Association field representative in 1977.
- Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (BGS), geology emphasis, University of Idaho, 1973
Montana Public Service Commission (2013-Present)
Koopman has represented District 3 in the Montana Public Service Commission since January 7, 2013.
Montana House of Representatives (2005-2008)
Koopman represented District 70 in the Montana House of Representatives from 2005-2008. He served on the House Judiciary Committee, House Education Committee (vice chair) and House Fish and Game Committee.
Koopman ran for District 3 of the Montana Public Service Commission in 2012. He defeated James Brown, Edward McCrone and Michael More in the Republican primary on June 5, advancing to the general election. Koopman defeated incumbent John Vincent (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Montana Public Service Commission District 3 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||John Vincent Incumbent||49.1%||50,513|
|Election Results via Montana Secretary of State.|
|Montana Public Service Commissioner District 3 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Election Results Via:The Montana Secretary of State.|
In a letter to the Billings Gazette, Koopman stated why he ran:
I want to bring my business skills to bear on a commission that too often has replaced deliberative, analytical work with partisan politics and political agendas. I want to apply my conservative convictions and respect for the Constitution to the preservation of property rights and to economic opportunity for every Montanan. I want to develop innovative, market-based approaches that will drive down utility rates and make energy more affordable for all Montana families.
Comprehensive donor information for Koopman is available dating back to 1992. Based on available campaign finance records, Koopman raised a total of $108,489 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 18, 2013.
Koopman won election to the position of Montana Public Service Commissioner District 3 in 2012. During that election cycle, Koopman raised a total of $37,298.
|Montana Public Service Commissioner District 3 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Roger Koopman's campaign in 2012|
|Glenn M. Dobbs||$320|
|Scot A. Miller||$320|
|James H. Moore||$320|
|Total Raised in 2012||$37,298|
|Total Votes received in 2012||52,330|
|Cost of each vote received||$0.71|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Koopman and his wife, Ann, have four children and four grandchildren.
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- Montana Public Service Commission
- Official campaign website
- Roger Koopman on Facebook
- Roger Koopman on YouTube
- Missoulian, "Inauguration ceremonies for top Montana officials to be held Monday," January 4, 2013
- Roger Koopman, "Meet Roger," accessed December 7, 2012
- CSPAN, "Campaign 2012-Election Results From the Associated Press," accessed June 6, 2012
- Billings Gazette, "I will serve the people well on the PSC in District 3," May 7, 2012
- Follow the Money, "Career fundraising for Roger Koopman," accessed July 18, 2013
John Vincent (D)
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