Representative Jeanne Poppe is the Chair of the Minnesota House Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Division.  Poppe lives in Austin, Minnesota, and represents House District 27B in southern Minnesota.  She is an educator and a counselor, with degrees in sociology and counseling.  Now in her 8th term in the Minnesota House she also serves on the Greater Minnesota Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division, Higher Education Finance and Policy Division, Housing Finance and Policy Division and the Ways and Means committees.

Since 1999 Rep. Poppe has been a college counselor at Riverland Community College and served as president of the Minnesota State College Faculty Counselors Association from 2002-2004. Prior to her work as a counselor, she was the college’s director of admissions from 1995–1999, and the women’s center director from 1993-1995.