Note: Ballotpedia will be read-only from 9pm CST on February 25-March 2 while Judgepedia is merged into Ballotpedia.
For status updates, visit

Connie Doepke

From Ballotpedia
Revision as of 07:41, 14 July 2014 by Jerrick Adams (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search
Connie Doepke
Minnesota House of Representatives District 33B
Former Member
In office
2009 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sMichigan State University
Office website
Campaign website
Connie Doepke is a former Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 33B from 2009 to 2013.

Doepke earned her B.A. in Communication Arts from Michigan State University.

She has previously worked as Vice-President of Fashion Merchandising for Fingerhut Companies, Incorporated, as a consultant, and an executive in the direct marketing industry.

Doepke is Chair of the Citizens Financial Advisory Committee, a member of the Minneapolis Chapter of Fashion Group, International, TwinWest Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and Chair of the Wayzata’s Legislative Action Committee. She is married and has 2 children.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Doepke served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Doepke served on these committees:



See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Doepke ran in the 2012 election for Minnesota State Senate District 33. She was defeated by David Osmek in the Republican primary on August 14.[2]

Minnesota State Senate, District 33 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Osmek 50.9% 2,885
Connie Doepke 49.1% 2,778
Total Votes 5,663


See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Doepke won re-election to the District 33B seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She defeated Kim Kang (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 33B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Kim Kang (DFL) 6,535 35.96%
Green check mark transparent.png Connie Doepke (R) 11,623 63.96%
Write-In 14 0.08%


On November 4, 2008, Connie Doepke won election to the District 33B Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Kim Kang and John Hollander. [4]

Connie Doepke raised $33,985 for her campaign.[5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 33B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Connie Doepke (R) 13,097 59.14%
Kim Kang (DFL) 9,019 40.72%
Write-In 30 0.14%
John Hollander 1 0.00%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Doepke received $35,575 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[6]

Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Connie Doepke's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$6,586
33rd Senate District Republican Party$5,000
3rd Congressional District Republican Party$750
Kordonowy, Thomas$500
Erickson, Robert D$500
Total Raised in 2010 $35,575


Listed below are the four largest contributors to Connie Doepke's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $9,428
33rd State District Republican Party $4,000
Constance M. Doepke $1,533
3rd Congressional District Republican Party $1,000


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."[7]


Doepke received a score of 57% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 48th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[8]


Doepke received a score of 92% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 7th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [9]

External links

Suggest a link


Political offices
Preceded by
Minnesota State House District 33B
Succeeded by
Cindy Pugh (R)