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Jeff Kropf

Former State Representative Jeff Kropf represented Oregon House District 17 for eight years, serving the people of Linn and Marion counties. He was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in 1998 and served 4 terms until retiring in January of 2007.

He is married to Peggy Sue; they have a 34 year old son Cris, daughter in law Dawn, grandson Carter and own a farm north of Sublimity. He is a fifth generation Oregon farmer from the Halsey/Harrisburg area and small businesses owner.

During his tenure, he served on the Legislative Emergency Board, was a member of the full Ways and Means Committee, various sub-committees, Transportation committee and was the Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee for two legislative sessions.

Nationally, he served as the Chairman of the National Conference of State Legislature’s (NCSL) Agriculture and Rural Development committee and as a member of the NCSL Homeland Security Task Force.

After retiring from the Oregon House he lobbied for a short time until he became the state Director of the Oregon Chapter of Americans for Prosperity, a grassroots, limited government political organization. He is currently the Executive Director of the Oregon Capitol Watch Foundation whose mission is to educate Oregon citizens on how their tax dollars are spent.

Jeff serves on numerous boards including the Sublimity Rural Fire Protection District, Oregon Connections Academy and Water for Life.

In 2004 Jeff was embedded as a radio broadcaster with the Oregon National Guard in Iraq and again in Afghanistan in 2006, bringing live reports and interviews with Oregon Guardsman from the combat zone.

He started in talk radio in 2003 as a substitute for Lars Larson, then spent  5 years hosting a week day radio talk show during early morning on 1360 KUIK in Hillsboro Oregon. He is currently retired from talk radio.  His website is www.jeffkropf.com

Jeff has received numerous awards from conservative business and government watchdog organizations and is a founding member of the New Budget Coalition. He is a passionate advocate for common sense government budget reform and speaks regularly to various organizations around Oregon on this subject.