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Roger Koopman

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Roger Koopman
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Montana Public Service Commissioner - District 3
Incumbent
In office
January 7, 2013 – present
Term ends
2017
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJohn Vincent (D)
Compensation
Base salary$94,531
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$108,489
Term limits8 years in a 16-year period
Prior offices
Montana House of Representatives
2005 – 2008
Education
High schoolRoosevelt High School (1967)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Idaho (1973)
Personal
BirthdayApril 13, 1949
Place of birthMineola, New York
ProfessionOwner, employment services company
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Roger Koopman (b. April 13, 1949) is a Republican member of the Montana Public Service Commission. He has represented District 3 since 2013. Koopman won his seat in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Biography

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.

Koopman began a private employment agency called Career Concepts in 1980. In 2009, he became an associate of Compass Advisors. He served in the Montana House of Representatives from 2005-2008.[2]

Education

  • Bachelors Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (BGS), geology emphasis, University of Idaho, 1973

Political career

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.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Montana down ballot state executive elections, 2012

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.[3] Koopman defeated incumbent John Vincent (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

Montana Public Service Commission District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic John Vincent Incumbent 49.1% 50,513
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Koopman 50.9% 52,330
Total Votes 102,843
Election Results via Montana Secretary of State.


Montana Public Service Commissioner District 3 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Koopman 39.6% 9,431
James Brown 31.5% 7,519
Michael More 18.9% 4,504
Edward McCrone 10% 2,383
Total Votes 23,837
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.[4]

Campaign donors

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.[5]

Roger Koopman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana Public Service Commissioner District 3 Won $37,298
2006 Montana State House District 70 Won $38,036
2004 Montana State House District 70 Won $23,108
1992 Montana State House District 80 Defeated $10,047
Grand Total Raised $108,489

2012

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.

Personal

Koopman and his wife, Ann, have four children and four grandchildren.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Vincent (D)
Montana Public Service Commission District 3
2013–present
Succeeded by
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