Brad Zaun

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Brad Zaun
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Current candidacy
Running for U.S. House, Iowa, District 3
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Iowa State Senate District 20
In office
2005-Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Assistant Minority Leader, Iowa State Senate
Present
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
Prior offices
Urbandale City Council
1996-1998
Education
Bachelor'sGrandview College
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Brad Zaun is a Republican member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 20. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004. He served on the Urbandale City Council from 1996 to 1998 and as Mayor of Urbandale from 1998 to 2004.

He was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 3rd Congressional District of Iowa.[1][2] Zaun was defeated by David Young for the nomination in the Republican convention on June 21, 2014.[3]

Biography

Zaun earned his B.S. from Grandview College. His professional experience includes owning Zaun's Trustworthy Hardware and working as Vice President of R and R Realty Marketing Group.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Education
Judiciary
Local Government

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Zaun served on these committees:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Brad Zaun endorsed Michele Bachmann in the 2012 presidential election. [4]

Elections

2014

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See also: Iowa's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Zaun ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Iowa's 3rd District.[1] Zaun was defeated by David Young for the nomination in the Republican convention on June 21, 2014.[3]

The Republican nomination was decided by a convention after none of the six candidates reached the 35 percent threshold in the primary election required to make the general election ballot.[5]

Zaun was the first-place vote-getter in the primary in the six-way battle, but did not win a big enough percentage to be declared the victor. At a later special convention, Zaun led in the first four ballots. After a series of events that hinged on personalities and inter-party rivalries, the fifth place finisher, David Young, ended up being the nominee.[6]

U.S. House, Iowa District 3 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Brad Zaun 24.7% 10,578
Robert Cramer 21.2% 9,107
Matt Schultz 20.1% 8,618
Monte Shaw 16.9% 7,260
David Young 15.6% 6,683
Joe Grandanette 1.6% 666
Total Votes 42,912
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

2012

See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2012

Zaun ran for re-election to the Iowa State Senate in 2012. Due to redistricting, he ran in District 20. Zaun ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012. No candidates filed to run in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Zaun was re-elected to the 32nd District Seat in the Iowa State Senate with no opposition.[9] He raised $47,669 for his campaign.[10]

Iowa State Senate, District 32 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Zaun (R) 23,190

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Zaun is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Zaun raised a total of $427,014 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[11]

Brad Zaun's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State Senate, District 20 Won $58,048
2010 Iowa State Senate, District 32 Not up for election $16,577
2008 Iowa State Senate, District 32 Won $47,669
2006 Iowa State Senate, District 32 Not up for election $41,342
2004 Iowa State Senate, District 32 Won $263,378
Grand Total Raised $427,014

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 Zaun's reports.[12]

Brad Zaun (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2013$0$0$(0)$0
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2013$0$0$(0)$0
October Quarterly[15]October 15, 2013$0$0$(0)$0
Year End[16]January 31, 2014$0$0$(0)$0
April Quarterly[17]April 15, 2014$0$0$(0)$0
Running totals
$0$(0)

2012

Zaun won re-election to the Iowa State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Zaun raised a total of $58,048.
Iowa State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brad Zaun's campaign in 2012
Iowa Credit Union League$3,500
Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives$2,000
Master Builders of Iowa$2,000
John Deere & Co$1,500
Centurylink$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$58,048
Source:Follow the Money

2008

In 2008 Zaun collected $47,669 in donations.[18]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
1st Gateway Credit Union $3,000
Koch Industries $2,000
John Deere & Co. $2,000
Master Builders of Iowa $1,500

Personal

Zaun and his wife, Dede, have five children.

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See also

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Des Moines Register, "State Sen. Brad Zaun: I’ll definitely enter 3rd Congressional District race soon," accessed January 22, 2014
  2. Des Moines Register, "Zaun 'smarter this time' in run for Congress," accessed January 29, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 Iowa Republican, "Shocker: David Young wins GOP Nomination on Fifth Ballot (VIDEO ADDED)," accessed June 23, 2014
  4. Iowa Independent, "Sorenson, Zaun make Bachmann support official," August 14, 2011
  5. Quad City Times, "Iowa 3rd District GOP race will go to convention," accessed June 3, 2014
  6. Des Moines Reigster, "Republican some say was 'robbed' in election weighs abandoning GOP," accessed July 9, 2014
  7. Iowa Secretary of State, "Official Primary Results," accessed April 7, 2014
  8. Iowa Department of Elections, "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed April 17, 2012
  9. Iowa Secretary of State, "2008 Official election results," accessed April 7, 2014
  10. Follow The Money, "Money Raised by Iowa Candidates in 2008," accessed April 7, 2014
  11. followthemoney.org, "Zaun, Brad," accessed September 19, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Brad Zaun's 2014 Summary reports," accessed May 13, 2014
  13. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 13, 2014
  14. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed May 13, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed May 13, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed May 13, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 13, 2014
  18. Follow The Money, "2008 Campaign Contributions," accessed April 8, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Tim Kapucian (R)
Iowa State Senate District 20
2013–present
Succeeded by
NA
Preceded by
Larry McKibben
Iowa State Senate District 32
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Brian Schoenjahn (D)