Daryl Beall

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Daryl Beall
Iowa State Senate District 5
In office
Term ends
January 10, 2015
Years in position 11
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sIowa Central Community College
Bachelor'sBuena Vista University
Master'sDrake University
BirthdayDecember 11, 1946
Place of birthFort Dodge, IA
ReligionUnited Methodist Church
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Personal website
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Daryl Beall (b. December 11, 1946) is a Democratic member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 5. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002. He previously served as a Justice of the Peace and on the Fort Dodge School Board.
This candidate is running in a "race to watch" in one of the 20 chambers identified by Ballotpedia as a battleground chamber.

The Iowa Senate has a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of two seats, which amounts to 8 percent of the chamber. In 2012, when 26 seats were up for election, a total of 12 districts were competitive or mildly competitive. One of those districts, District 49, is up for election again in 2014. That district had a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.


Beall earned his B.A. in Political Science from Buena Vista University and his M.P.A. from Drake University. His professional experience includes working as a Teacher of Government at Urbandale High School, University Relations Director for Dakota Wesleyan University, Aide to Congressman Stanley Greigg and a journalist.

Committee assignments


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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Transportation, Vice Chair
Veterans Affairs, Chair


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


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



See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Iowa State Senate 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 Daryl Beall was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Tim Kraayenbrink was unopposed in the Republican primary. Beall will face Kraayenbrink in the general election.[1][2][3]


See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2010

Beall defeated Republican candidate Chris McGonegle by a margin of 10,504 to 8,861 in the November 2 general election.[4]

In the June 8 primary election, Beall ran unopposed.[5]

Iowa State Senate, District 25 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Daryl Beall (D) 10,504 54.2%
Chris McGonegle (R) 8,861 45.8%


On November 7, 2006, Beall was re-elected to the 25th District Seat in the Iowa State Senate, defeating Tom Sooter (R).[6] Beall raised $162,658 for his campaign, while Sooter raised $95,515.[7]

Iowa State Senate, District 25 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDaryl Beall (D) 13,022
Tom Sooter (R) 6,400

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Beall was up for re-election, he collected $105,789 in donations.[8]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Iowa State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Daryl Beall's campaign in 2010
Iowa Democratic Party$22,132
Iowa Senate Majority Fund$22,029
Associated General Contractors Of Iowa$3,000
Iowa Credit Union League$3,000
Iowa Corn Growers Association$1,500
Total Raised in 2010 $105,789


In 2006 Beall collected $162,658 in donations.[9]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Senate Majority Fund $62,837
Associated General Contractors of Iowa $4,000
Iowa Democratic Party $3,500
Iowa Credit Union League $2,250


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In 2012, the 84th Iowa State Legislature was in session from January 9 to May 9.[10]

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Legislators are scored on their votes on "key conservative issues."
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Beall and his wife, Jo Ann, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Bacon (R)
Iowa State Senate District 5
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Robert E. Dvorsky
Iowa State Senate District 25
Succeeded by
Bill Dix (R)