Anesa Kajtazovic

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Anesa Kajtazovic
Anesa Kajtazovic.jpg
Current candidacy
Running for U.S. House, Iowa District 1
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Iowa House of Representatives District 61
In office
January 10, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionJune 3, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Northern Iowa, 2007
Personal
Place of birthWestern Bosnia
ProfessionMortgage Analyst, GMAC Mortgage
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Anesa Kajtazovic is a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 61. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010. since 2013. She previously represented District 21 from 2011 to 2013.

Kajtazovic was a Democratic candidate for the United States House of Representatives in the 2014 elections in the 1st Congressional District of Iowa.[1][2][3] She announced on July 7, 2013, that she launched an exploratory committee to analyze the possibility of running for U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley’s open seat in 2014.[2][3] She was defeated by Pat Murphy in the Democratic primary on June 3, 2014.[4]

Biography

Kajtazovic earned her B.A. in Business Administration and Public Administration from the University of Northern Iowa in 2007. Her professional experience includes working as a mortgage analyst for GMAC.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kajtazovic served on the following committees:

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations
Commerce
State Government
Veterans Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kajtazovic served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Iowa, 2014

Kajtazovic ran for election to the U.S. House, representing the 1st Congressional District of Iowa.[5][2] She announced on July 7, 2013, that she launched an exploratory committee to analyze the possibility of running for U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley’s open seat in 2014.[2][3] She officially announced her candidacy on August 20, 2013.[5] She was defeated by Pat Murphy in the Democratic primary on June 3, 2014.[4]

U.S. House, Iowa District 1 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPat Murphy 36.7% 10,189
Monica Vernon 23.6% 6,559
Swati Dandekar 18.3% 5,076
Anesa Kajtazovic 14.7% 4,067
Dave O'Brien 6.7% 1,846
Total Votes 27,737
Source: Iowa Secretary of State

Polls

General election
Poll Pat Murphy Rod BlumUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Loras College (September 2-5, 2014)
34.6%33%32.3%+/-5.6300
Polling Co. Inc.
August 11-12, 2014
40%35%25%+/-4.9401
Myers Research and Strategic Services
July 31-August 4, 2014
51%40%9%+/-4.9400
AVERAGES 41.87% 36% 22.1% +/-5.13 367
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org


Democratic primary
Poll Pat Murphy Monica VernonSwati DandekarAnesa KajtazovicDave O'BrienUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Loras College
April 8-10, 2014
30%9%9%11%6%34%+/-5.65300
David Binder Research
February 27-March 2, 2014
30%11%13%13%9%0%+/-4.9400
Myers Research
February 11-13, 2014
36%17%13%11%8%0%+/-4.9400
AVERAGES 32% 12.33% 11.67% 11.67% 7.67% 11.33% +/-5.15 366.67
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Republican primary
Poll Rod Blum Steve RathjeGail BoliverUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Loras College
April 10-11, 2014
17%12%2%68%+/-5.65300
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2012

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kajtazovic ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 60. Kajtazovic ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012, and defeated Lyn Tackett (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 61, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAnesa Kajtazovic Incumbent 70.3% 9,602
     Republican Lyn Tackett 29.7% 4,063
Total Votes 13,665

2010

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kajitazovic won election to the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating John Rooff (R) in the November 2 general election.[8]

In the June 8th primary election, Kajitazovic defeated Democratic incumbent Kerry Burt by a margin of 654 to 61. Burt was no longer actively campaigning.

Iowa House of Representatives, District 21 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAnesa Kajtazovic (D) 5,539
John Rooff (R) 3,875

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kajtazovic is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Kajtazovic raised a total of $128,282 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[9]

Anesa Kajtazovic's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State House, District 61 Won $49,803
2010 Iowa State House, District 21 Won $78,479
Grand Total Raised $128,282

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Kajtazovic's reports.[10]

Anesa Kajtazovic (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[11]November 4, 2013$0.00$37,050.01$(7,878.05)$29,171.96
Year End[12]January 31, 2014$29,171$120,275$(44,523)$104,923
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2014$104,923$92,564$(104,844)$92,644
Running totals
$249,889.01$(157,245.05)

2012

Kajtazovic won re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kajtazovic raised a total of $49,803.
Iowa House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Anesa Kajtazovic's campaign in 2012
Iowa Democratic Party$5,879
Food & Commercial Workers District 431$3,000
Associated General Contractors of Iowa$3,000
Operating Engineers Local 234$2,500
Iowa Association of Realtors$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$49,803
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Kajtazovic raised $78,479 in contributions.[14]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa House Truman Fund $32,250
AFSCME Iowa Council 61 $7,750
Food & Commercial Workers District 431 $4,000
Food & Commercial Workers $3,000

Scorecards

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2012

In 2012, the 84th Iowa State Legislature was in session from January 9 to May 9.[15]

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Legislators are scored on their votes on "key conservative issues."
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Political offices
Preceded by
Jo Oldson (D)
Iowa House of Representatives District 61
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Kerry Burt
Iowa House of Representatives District 21
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Jack Drake (R)