Bill Dix

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Bill Dix
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Iowa State Senate District 25
In office
January 10, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2019
Years in position 4
Minority Leader, Iowa State Senate
2013 - present
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Iowa State House of Representatives
Bachelor'sIowa State University, 1985
Date of birthNovember 28, 1962
Place of birthWaterloo, IA
Office website
Bill Dix (b. November 28, 1962) is a Republican member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 25. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He previously served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1996 to 2006.

Dix serving as Minority Leader.


Dix earned a his B.S. from Iowa State University in 1985. His professional experience includes working as a farmer.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Dix served on the following committees:

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2015
Rules and Administration


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


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Dix served on these committees:


Campaign themes


On his campaign website, Dix outlined these issues as his main concerns:[1]

  • Iowa taxpayers - Bill Dix believes taxpayers pay enough in taxes and we deserve to see how these dollars are collected and spent by government. An open and transparent government will help all of us to analyze and curb accounting games within the state budget.
  • Iowa agriculture - Bill Dix is a lifelong farmer and understands agriculature is the constant driving force to the Iowa economy. We must support our agricultural communities and encourage private investments to expand the markets.
  • Iowa business - Bill Dix will work to remove regulations which cripple our businesses. We must also look for the long term approach to bring more jobs to Iowa, not more quick-fix government programs.
  • Iowa education - Bill Dix believes we must support effective educators, increase access to educational opportunities, and leave individual school decisions at the local level.



See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Iowa State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Bill Dix was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4][5]


See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2010

Dix defeated Democratic incumbent Bill Heckroth by a margin of 13,189 to 9,605 in the November 2 general election.[6]

In the June 8 primary election, Dix ran unopposed.[7]

Iowa State Senate, District 9 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Dix (R) 13,189 57.9%
Bill Heckroth (D) 9,605 42.1%
Iowa State Senate, District 9 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Dix 4,689 100%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Dix raised $325,574 in contributions.[8]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowans For Tax Relief $62,500
Hawkeye PAC $20,000
Iowa Republican Party $11,750
Hagemann, Fred W $11,500


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

Legislators are scored on "their records on constitutional principles and civil liberties."
Legislators are scored on their votes on "key conservative issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes with or against SC's official position.


Dix and his wife, Gerri, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Daryl Beall (D)
Iowa State Senate District 25
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Bill Heckroth
Iowa State Senate District 9
Succeeded by
Nancy Boettger (R)