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Diane Loeffler (July 12, 1953 – November 16, 2019) was a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), she represented District 60A, which includes the thirteen neighborhoods of Northeast Minneapolis, which is part of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. She was also a health policy analyst and planner for Hennepin County.[1][2]

Diane Loeffler
Diane Loeffler 2016.jpg
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 60A district
59A (2005–2013)
In office
January 4, 2005 – November 16, 2019
Preceded byLen Biernat
Succeeded byVacant
Personal details
Born(1953-07-12)July 12, 1953
Minneapolis, Minnesota
DiedNovember 16, 2019(2019-11-16) (aged 66)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Political partyMinnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party
Spouse(s)Michael Vennewitz
ResidenceMinneapolis, Minnesota
Alma materAugsburg College
University of Minnesota
Occupationpolicy analyst, legislator

Education and professional careerEdit

Loeffler graduated from Edison High School in Minneapolis, then went on to Augsburg College, also in Minneapolis, earning her Bachelor of Arts 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 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.[3]

Minnesota House of RepresentativesEdit

Loeffler was first elected in 2004 and was re-elected every two years until her death in 2019.

Community serviceEdit

Active in her local community and at the state level through the years, Loeffler was the 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 was also 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 to 2008.[1][3]


Loeffler died on November 16, 2019, from cancer. She was 66 years old.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Minnesota Legislators Past & Present - Legislator Record - Loeffler, Diane". Retrieved 2010-07-20.
  2. ^ "Minnesota State Representative Diane Loeffler, Northeast Minneapolis District 59A". Retrieved 2010-07-20.
  3. ^ a b "Project Vote Smart - Representative Diane Loeffler - Biography". Retrieved 2010-07-20.
  4. ^ State Rep. Diane Loeffler of Minneapolis dies at age 66

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