Dennis Cohoon

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Dennis Cohoon
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Iowa House of Representatives District 87
Incumbent
In office
1987-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position 27
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1986
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sSoutheastern Community College, 1974
Bachelor'sIowa Wesleyan College, 1977
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army National Guard
Years of service1973-1979
Personal
BirthdayMarch 29, 1953
Place of birthBurlington, IA
Websites
Office website
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Dennis Cohoon (b. March 29, 1953) is a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 87. He was first elected to the chamber in 1986.

Biography

Cohoon's professional experience includes working as a Special Education Teacher at Burlington Community High School. He served in the United States Army National Guard.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Education
State Government
Transportation

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cohoon served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Cohoon served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Iowa House of Representatives 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 Dennis M. Cohoon was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3]

2012

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cohoon ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 87. Cohoon ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012, and defeated Andrew Wilson (R) and Dan Cahill (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 87, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Cohoon Incumbent 47.2% 6,898
     Republican Andrew Wilson 17% 2,489
     Independent Dan Cahill 35.8% 5,234
Total Votes 14,621

2010

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010

Cohoon won re-election to the 88th District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. He was also unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[6]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 88 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Cohoon (D) 5,702
Dave Selmon (R) 4,022

2008

On November 4, 2008, Cohoon was re-elected to the 88th District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives with no opposition.[7] He raised $22,014 for his campaign.[8]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 88
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Cohoon (D) 10,248

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cohoon is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Cohoon raised a total of $121,419 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[9]

Dennis Cohoon's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State House, District 87 Won $29,379
2010 Iowa State House, District 88 Won $24,878
2008 Iowa State House, District 88 Won $22,014
2006 Iowa State House, District 88 Won $10,767
2004 Iowa State House, District 88 Won $7,411
2002 Iowa State House, District 88 Won $3,694
2000 Iowa State House, District 100 Won $9,557
1998 Iowa State House, District 100 Won $13,719
Grand Total Raised $121,419

2012

Cohoon won re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Cohoon raised a total of $29,379.
Iowa House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dennis Cohoon's campaign in 2012
Iowa Democratic Party$6,324
Associated General Contractors of Iowa$5,500
Bentler, Larry$1,000
Iowa Association Of Realtors$1,000
Iowa Corn Growers Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$29,379
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010 Cohoon collected $24,878 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed as follows:[10]

Iowa House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dennis Cohoon's campaign in 2010
Associated General Contractors Of Iowa$3,000
Iowa Democratic Party$2,808
Iowa Veterinary Medical Association$1,200
Iowa Corn Growers Association$1,000
Koch Industries$900
Total Raised in 2010 $24,878

2008

In 2008 Cohoon collected $22,014 in donations.[11]

Four of his largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Associated General Contractors of Iowa $2,500
Iowa Wholesale Beer Distributors Association $1,500
International Association of Fire Fighters $1,000
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 125 $1,000

Personal

Cohoon is a member of the Burlington Education Association, Des Moines County District Central Committee, Geode Education Association, Iowa State Education Association and the Oak Street Baptist Church.[12]

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2012

In 2012, the 84th Iowa State Legislature was in session from January 9 to May 9.[13]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Sands (R)
Iowa House of Representatives District 87
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Iowa House of Representatives District 88
1987–2013
Succeeded by
Thomas Sands (R)