Dean Fisher

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Dean Fisher
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Iowa House of Representatives District 72
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
High schoolSouth Tama High School (1975)
Bachelor'sElectronics Engineering Technology, DeVry Institute of Technology
ProfessionElectronics / Farmer
Office website
Campaign website
Dean Fisher is a Republican member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 72. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Fisher earned his B.S. in electronics engineering technology from DeVry Institute of Technology in Chicago. His professional experience includes working as a profit & loss manager for Motorola and farmer.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2015
Natural Resources, Vice chair
Public Safety


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


Campaign themes


Fisher's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Common Sense budgeting

  • Excerpt: "Do not spend more than the state takes in"

Common Sense Job Creation

  • Excerpt: "Reduce taxes to grow businesses"

Common Sense Government

  • Excerpt: "Photo ID at the polls"



See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014

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. Ben Westphal was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Dean Fisher was unopposed in the Republican primary. Westphal faced Fisher in the general election.[2][3][4] Incumbent Fisher defeated Westphall in the general election.[5]

Iowa House of Representatives District 72, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDean Fisher Incumbent 63.4% 7,362
     Democratic Ben Westphal 36.6% 4,242
Total Votes 11,604


See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Fisher won election in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 72. Fisher ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012, and defeated Nathan Wrage (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

Iowa House of Representatives, District 72, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDean Fisher 50.7% 7,778
     Democratic Nathan Wrage 49.3% 7,562
Total Votes 15,340


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Political offices
Preceded by
Richard Arnold (R)
Iowa House of Representatives District 72
Succeeded by