Al Ringgenberg

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Al Ringgenberg
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Candidate for
Iowa State Senate District 8
High schoolPerry High School
Bachelor'sDrake University
J.D.Drake University Law School
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service1983-2004
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Al Ringgenberg was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 8 of the Iowa State Senate.

Riggenberg currently works with United States Strategic Command in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He attended Drake University, receiving a Juris Doctor degree and a Bachelor's degree in both Political Science and History.[1]


Campaign themes

Riggenberg's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]


  • Excerpt:"Government does not have a revenue problem. It has a spending problem."


  • Excerpt:"Main Street business in Iowa pays some of the highest property taxes in the nation -- putting us at a competitive disadvantage with other states."


  • Excerpt:"I believe the unborn child is a person, and the unborn have a God-given right to life. I oppose late-term abortion, and WILL fight to ensure legislation receives a fair debate and a vote."


  • Excerpt:" I support an amendment to the Iowa constitution that restores marriage as a union of one man and one woman."



See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2012

Ringgenberg ran in the 2012 election for Iowa State Senate District 8. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012, and was defeated by District 50 incumbent Michael E. Gronstal in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Iowa State Senate, District 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Gronstal Incumbent 55.3% 12,632
     Republican Al Ringgenberg 44.7% 10,198
Total Votes 22,830

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