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Diane Loeffler

Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 59A district
In office
2005 -

Born July 12, 1953
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Political party Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party
Spouse(s) Michael Vennewitz
Residence Minneapolis, Minnesota
Alma mater Augsburg College
University of Minnesota
Profession policy analyst, legislator

Diane Loeffler (born July 12, 1953) is a Minnesota politician and a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives representing District 59A, which includes the thirteen neighborhoods of northeast Minneapolis in Hennepin County, which is part of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. A Democrat, she is a health policy analyst and planner for Hennepin County.[1][2]

Loeffler was first elected in 2004, and was re-elected in 2006 and 2008. She is currently a member of the House's Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight Committee, the Rules and Legislative Administration Committee, and the Taxes Committee. She also serves on the Finance Subcommittee for the Cultural and Outdoor Resources Finance Division, and on the Taxes Subcommittee for the Property and Local Sales Tax Division. She is an assistant majority leader.[3]

Loeffler graduated from Edison High School in Minneapolis, then went on to Augsburg College, also in Minneapolis, earning her B.A. magna cum laude in Social Science. She also attended graduate school at the University of Minnesota for Educational Administration and Public Administration. Prior to her current position with Hennepin County, she worked as a senior financial analyst for the city of Minneapolis, with Hennepin County Human Services' Health and Training and Employment, as a tax policy analyst and legislative representative for the League of Minnesota Cities, as Director of Senior Services for School District 281, and as an education budget and policy analyst for the state of Minnesota.[4]

Active in her local community and at the state level through the years, Loeffler has been executive director of the Association for Retarded Citizens of Saint Paul, a founding board member of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, a founder of Northeast Libraries Supporters, and a member of the Windom Park Citizens in Action. She has also been a member of the Central Avenue Planning Committee, of the Minneapolis Citizens Committee on Public Education, and of the Northeast Retail Shopping Task Force. She served on the Minnesota 2005 Capitol Centennial Commission, and on the Minnesota Statehood Sesquicentennial Commission from 2006-2008.[5][6]


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