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|Minnesota State Senate District 65|
|1991 - present|
|January 3, 2017|
|Years in position||24|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 1990|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Minnesota House of Representatives|
|1986 - 1991|
|Bachelor's||Metropolitan State University|
|Master's||Harvard, John F. Kennedy School of Government|
|Date of birth||June 15, 1949|
|Place of birth||Hibbing, MN|
|Profession||Arts Organizer/College Instructor|
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Pappas served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Capital Investment|
|• Rules and Administration|
|• State and Local Government, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Pappas served on these committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Capital Investment|
|• Commerce and Consumer Protection|
|• Environment and Natural Resources|
|• Higher Education|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Pappas served on these committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Capital Investment|
|• Higher Education, Chair|
|• State and Local Government Operations and Oversight|
- 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 Krashnia (R) in the general election on November 6.
|Minnesota State Senate, District 65, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Sandra Pappas Incumbent||82%||27,365|
|Minnesota State Senate, District 65 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Sandra Pappas Incumbent||76.8%||2,505|
- 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)|
|Sandra Pappas (DFL)||13312||71.92%|
|Rick Karschnia (R)||3490||18.86%|
|Amy Smith (I)||1680||9.08%|
|Minnesota State Senate, District 65 (2006)|
|Sandra Pappas (DFL)||14,866||75.92%|
|Lori Windels (R)||3,308||16.89%|
|Bill Dahn (I)||1,361||6.95%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Pappas received $38,133 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Minnesota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Sandra Pappas's campaign in 2010|
|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|
In 2006, Pappas collected $37,807 in donations.
Her five largest contributors in 2006 were:
|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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Pappas and her husband, Neal Gosman, have three children.
- Sandra Pappas official Minnesota State Senate website
- Biography from Project Vote Smartgraphical profile
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1996
- Minnesota Public Radio votetracker profile
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