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Pappas won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012|Minnesota State Senate]] District 65. She defeated [[Marcus Walker]] in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated [[Rick Krashnia]] (R) in the general election on November 6.<ref>[http://candidates.sos.state.mn.us/CandidateFilingResults.aspx?county=0&municipality=0&schooldistrict=0&hospitaldistrict=0&level=1&party=0&federal=False&judicial=False&executive=False&senate=False&representative=True&title=&office=0&candidateid=0 ''Minnesota Secretary of State'' "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," Accessed June 25, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.sos.state.mn.us/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=11802 ''Minnesota Secretary of State,'' Official 2012 Primary Results]</ref>
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Pappas won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012|Minnesota State Senate]] District 65. She defeated [[Marcus Walker]] in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated [[Rick Karschnia]] (R) in the general election on November 6.<ref>[http://candidates.sos.state.mn.us/CandidateFilingResults.aspx?county=0&municipality=0&schooldistrict=0&hospitaldistrict=0&level=1&party=0&federal=False&judicial=False&executive=False&senate=False&representative=True&title=&office=0&candidateid=0 ''Minnesota Secretary of State'' "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," Accessed June 25, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.sos.state.mn.us/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=11802 ''Minnesota Secretary of State,'' Official 2012 Primary Results]</ref>
  
 
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Sandra Pappas
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Minnesota State Senate District 65
Incumbent
In office
1991 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 23
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$96/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 1990
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Minnesota House of Representatives
1986 - 1991
Education
Bachelor'sMetropolitan State University
Master'sHarvard, John F. Kennedy School of Government
Personal
BirthdayJune 15, 1949
Place of birthHibbing, MN
ProfessionArts Organizer/College Instructor
ReligionJewish
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Sandra Pappas (b. June 15, 1949) is a [Democratic|Democratic Farm-Labor]] member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 65 since 1991.

Pappas attended the University of Minnesota from 1967 to 1969. She went on to receive her BA from Metropolitan State University in 1986. She then earned her Masters in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 1994.

Pappas has worked in the following positions: Communications Specialist for West 7th Communications Center, Employee for Noble Birth Resource Center and Retail Store, College Instructor at Metropolitan State University, and Arts Organizer for the Community Programs in the Arts. She has worked as Community Faculty at Metropolitan State University since 1994.

Pappas served in the Minnesota State House of Representatives from 1986 to 1991. In 1997, she was a candidate for the Mayor of Saint Paul election. She joined the Minnesota State Senate in 1990 and has served in that position since. From 2003 to 2004, she was Senate President Pro Tem. She represents the 65th district.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Capital Investment
Commerce
Finance
Rules and Administration
State and Local Government, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Pappas won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota State Senate District 65. She defeated Marcus Walker in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Rick Karschnia (R) in the general election on November 6.[1][2]

Minnesota State Senate, District 65, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSandra Pappas Incumbent 82% 27,365
     Republican Rick Karschnia 18% 5,998
Total Votes 33,363


Minnesota State Senate, District 65 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSandra Pappas Incumbent 76.8% 2,505
Marcus Walker 23.2% 756
Total Votes 3,261

2010

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Pappas won re-election to the 65th District Seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. Rick Karschnia ran for the seat on the Republican ticket and Amy Smith ran for the Independence Party. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Minnesota State Senate, District 65 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Sandra Pappas (DFL) 13312 71.92%
Rick Karschnia (R) 3490 18.86%
Amy Smith (I) 1680 9.08%
Write-In 27 0.15%

2006

On November 7, 2006, Pappas won re-election to the 65th District Seat in the Minnesota State Senate, defeating opponents Lori Windels (R) and Bill Dahn (I).[3]

Minnesota State Senate, District 65 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Sandra Pappas (DFL) 14,866 75.92%
Lori Windels (R) 3,308 16.89%
Bill Dahn (I) 1,361 6.95%
Write-In 47 0.24%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Pappas received $38,133 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Minnesota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sandra Pappas's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$14,809
Minneapolis Fire Fighters Relief Association$500
Minneapolis Retired Police Association$500
Minneapolis Municipal Retirement Association$500
Faegre & Benson$500
Total Raised in 2010 $38,133

2006

In 2006, Pappas collected $37,807 in donations.[5]

Her five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $16,484
St. Paul Pipefitters Local 455 $500
St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association $500
Laborers District Council of Minnesota and North Dakota $500
Inter Faculty Organization $500

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Personal

Pappas and her husband, Neal Gosman, have three children.

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1991–present
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