|Iowa House of Representatives District 47|
|January 10, 2011-Present|
|January 8, 2017|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Bachelor's||Iowa State University, 1988|
|J.D.||University of Minnesota Law School, 1993|
|Place of birth||Oskaloosa, IA|
Baltimore earned his B.S. in business administration from Iowa State University and his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School. His professional experience includes working as vice president and in-house counsel for Boone Bank & Trust Co. and partner in the law firm of Doran, Anderson & Baltimore.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Baltimore served on the following committees:
|Iowa Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Judiciary, Chair|
|• Ways and Means|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Baltimore served on the following committees:
|Iowa Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Economic Growth|
|• Judiciary, Chair|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Baltimore served on the following committees:
|Iowa Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Commerce, Vice chair|
|• Economic Growth/Rebuild Iowa|
|• Government Oversight, Vice chair|
|• Local Government|
Baltimore's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Economy and Jobs
- Excerpt: "It’s Time we began using our many advantages, such as our geographic location at the center of this country’s heartland, our superior agricultural assets, our hard work ethic, and our innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, to create more and better jobs and bring companies from other states and countries to Iowa for their primary place of business."
- Excerpt: "It’s Time for our government to lead by example, and stop spending money it doesn’t have. We need leaders who have experience balancing budgets and are willing to make the hard choices necessary to keep our government’s spending in check."
- Excerpt: "It’s Time for our legislators to set higher expectations for our schools, teachers, administrators, students and parents, instead of lowering our standards. We should stop pandering to special interest groups and start allowing our excellent teachers to teach and our local school boards to make the right decisions on how to create the best learning environment for our children."
- Excerpt: "It’s Time we govern to endorse the family values that reflect the best our society has to offer, rather than enable actions or inactions that detract from those values. Families are the foundation of our communities, and it is vital that we protect them."
Elections for the office of Iowa House of Representatives 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. Hans Erickson defeated Mark J. Trueblood in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Chip Baltimore was unopposed in the Republican primary. Erickson faced Baltimore in the general election. Incumbent Baltimore defeated Erickson in the general election.
|Iowa House of Representatives District 47, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Chip Baltimore Incumbent||62.1%||7,178|
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 47 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Mark J. Trueblood||43.5%||135|
Baltimore ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 48. Baltimore ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012, and defeated Donovan Olson (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012. The battle was a rematch from 2010.
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 47, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Chip Baltimore Incumbent||52.4%||8,133|
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 48 General Election (2010)|
|Chip Baltimore (R)||5,384|
|Donovan Olson (D)||5,361|
Comprehensive donor information for Baltimore is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Baltimore raised a total of $566,333 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.
|Chip Baltimore's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Iowa State House, District 47||$300,202|
|2010||Iowa State House, District 48||$266,131|
|Grand Total Raised||$566,333|
2012Baltimore won re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Baltimore raised a total of $300,202.
|Iowa House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Chip Baltimore's campaign in 2012|
|Iowa Republican Party||$179,862|
|Iowa Association of Realtors||$10,000|
|Iowa Bankers Association||$4,500|
|Associated General Contractors of Iowa||$3,500|
|Iowa State Bar Association||$3,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$300,202|
|Source: Follow the Money|
In 2010, Baltimore raised $266,131 in contributions.
His four largest contributors were:
|Iowa Republican Party||$206,095|
|Kruck, Steve & Connie||$5,100|
|Iowa Bankers Association||$2,500|
Baltimore and his wife, Diana, have two children.
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- Iowa House of Representatives
- Iowa House Committees
- Iowa House of Representatives District 47
- Iowa State Legislature
- Profile from the Iowa House of Representatives
- Official campaign website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Chip Baltimore on Facebook
- Chip Baltimore on Twitter
- Chip Baltimore on LinkedIn
- chipbaltimore.com, "Vision," accessed September 26, 2014
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official primary election candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 30, 2014
- The Des Moines Register, "Election2014," accessed November 4, 2014
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official Primary Results," accessed October 1, 2014
- Iowa Department of Elections, "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed May 15, 2012
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed October 1, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Baltimore, Chip," accessed September 19, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 2, 2014
Ralph Watts (R)
|Iowa House of Representatives District 47
| Succeeded by|
|Iowa House of Representatives District 48
| Succeeded by|
Robert Bacon (R)
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