Sparks, Poppe file for re-election

Published 11:09 am Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Rep. Jeanne Poppe and Sen. Dan Sparks, both DFL-Austin, are preparing to run for another term.


Because of redistricting, all state officers will be up for re-election this year.

Poppe said she’s looking forward to the prospect of being re-elected and continuing to serve Minnesota.

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“I think I’ve represented the district well, and would be honored to be re-elected,” she said. She was first elected in 2004 and is currently in her fifth term.

Sparks, who was first elected in 2002, is now two years into his third term. While terms are typically four years long, Sparks’ seat will still be on the ballot this year. He did not return multiple calls for comment on this story.


Poppe’s opponent is Nathan Neitzell, R-Austin, and Sparks’ opponent is Linden Anderson, R-Waltham.