Beth Wessel-Kroeschell

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Beth Wessel-Kroeschell
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Iowa House of Representatives District 45
Incumbent
In office
2005-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Northern Iowa
Master'sIowa State University, 1987
Personal
Place of birthAmes, IA
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Beth Wessel-Kroeschell is a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 45. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Biography

Wessel-Kroeschell's professional experience includes working as an Independent Desktop Publisher with Iowa State University and Assistant to Senator Ralph Rosenberg and State Representative Bill Bernau.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Wessel-Kroeschell served on the following committees:

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Environmental Protection
Human Resources
Judiciary

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Wessel-Kroeschell served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Iowa House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Beth Wessel-Kroeschell was unopposed in the Democratic primary and will face Eric Cooper (L) in the general election.[1][2][3]

2012

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Wessel-Kroeschell ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 45. Wessel-Kroeschell ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated Dane Nealson (R) and Eric Cooper (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 45, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBeth Wessel-Kroeschell Incumbent 59.3% 8,699
     Republican Dane Nealson 34.6% 5,081
     Libertarian Eric Cooper 6.1% 888
Total Votes 14,668

2010

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010

Wessel-Kroeschell won re-election to the 45th District seat against Karin Sevde (R). Wessel-Kroeschell had no opposition in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[6]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 45 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBeth Wessel-Kroeschell (D) 4,396
Karin Sevde (R) 3,389

2008

On November 4, 2008, Wessel-Kroeschell was re-elected to the 45th District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Ryan Rhodes (R).[7] Wessel-Kroeschell raised $32,333 for her campaign, while Rhodes raised $10,039.[8]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 45
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBeth Wessel-Kroeschell (D) 8,589
Ryan Rhodes (R) 6,168

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Wessel-Kroeschell is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Wessel-Kroeschell raised a total of $143,530 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[9]

Beth Wessel-Kroeschell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State House, District 45 Won $34,769
2010 Iowa State House, District 45 Won $27,706
2008 Iowa State House, District 45 Won $32,333
2006 Iowa State House, District 45 Won $16,233
2004 Iowa State House, District 45 Won $32,489
Grand Total Raised $143,530

2012

Wessel-Kroeschell won re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Wessel-Kroeschell raised a total of $34,769.
Iowa House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Beth Wessel-Kroeschell's campaign in 2012
Associated General Contractors of Iowa$3,000
Iowa Medical Society$1,250
Operating Engineers Local 234$1,000
Central Iowa Building & Construction Trades Council$1,000
Iowa Hospital Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$34,769
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010 Wessel-Kroeschell collected $27,706 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed as follows:[10]

Iowa House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Beth Wessel-Kroeschell's campaign in 2010
Associated General Contractors Of Iowa$1,500
Iowa Credit Union League$1,500
Iowa Dental Association$1,000
Iowa Society Of Anesthesiologists$500
Iowa Association Of Community Providers$500
Total Raised in 2010 $27,706

2008

In 2008 Wessel-Kroeschell collected $32,333 in donations.[11]

Her five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Associated General Contractors of Iowa $2,500
Story County Democratic Central Committee $2,000
International Association of Fire Fighters $1,000
Great Plains Laborers District Council $1,000
Barzun, Matthew W. $1,000

Personal

Wessel-Kroeschell is a Board Member of ACCESS and has been President/Vice President/Treasurer of her Church Council.[12]

Scorecards

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2012

In 2012, the 84th Iowa State Legislature was in session from January 9 to May 9.[13]

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Preceded by
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Iowa House of Representatives District 45
2005–present
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