Rae Peppers

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Rae Peppers
Member of the Montana House of Representatives
from the 41st district
Assumed office
January 7, 2013
Preceded by Sterling Small
Personal details
Political party Democratic
Residence Lame Deer, Montana

Patricia Rae Peppers is a Democratic member of the Montana House of Representatives who represents the 41st District. She has served in the 2013 and 2015 legislative sessions. When elected in 2012, Peppers defeated Republican incumbent Sterling Small by a margin of 1,399 to 1,080.[1]

Montana House of Representatives

Elections

In 2012, Rae Peppers decided to run for Montana's 41st House District in the Montana House of Representatives. She was unopposed in the June Democratic primary, and in the general election she defeated incumbent Sterling Small 56%-44%. She ran unopposed in 2014 and was re-elected.

Tenure

In 2012, Peppers' son, Pfc. Joshua Peppers, lost his right foot following an attack involving an IED while on duty with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan.[2] Subsequently in 2013 she sponsored legislation (House Bill 447)[3] to provide scholarships for Montana Purple Heart recipients.[4]

Committee assignments

  • House Appropriations Committee (2015)
  • House Joint Appropriations Subcommittee on Long-Range Planning (2015)

Personal life

She is a member of the Crow Tribe and resides in Lame Deer, Montana.[4]

References

  1. Lutey, Tom (7 November 2012). "Democrats pick up 7 Montana House seats". Billings Gazette. Retrieved 26 March 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Irish, Carmen (9 August 2012). "Injured soldier from Lame Deer in recovery; fund set up". Billings Gazette. Retrieved 26 March 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Montana Legislature: Detailed Bill Information". Montana Legislative Branch. Retrieved 26 March 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 4.0 4.1 Daffron, Brian (5 September 2013). "Power Brokers V: The Plains States Show the Strength of Native Women". Indian Country Today Media Network. Retrieved 26 March 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Montana House of Representatives
Preceded by
Sterling Small
Member of the Montana House of Representatives
from the 41st district

2013–present
Incumbent