Jeanne is running for reelection to represent House District 27B. Prior to serving six terms in the Minnesota State House, she served on the Austin City Council for eight years. Jeanne came to the legislature with years of experience as a college counselor, bringing with her the skills to help her colleagues set goals and create plans to achieve them. As Chair of the House Committee on Agriculture Policy, Jeanne has represented rural voices on farming issues. In 2014, she authored a bill to fund the Farm-to-Food-Shelf grant program that gives farmers the resources to harvest and package foods that would normally go to waste and send them to local food shelves to give those in need access to affordable, fresh produce.