Dennis Guth

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Dennis Guth
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Iowa State Senate District 4
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 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
High schoolKlemme Community School
Bachelor'sIowa State University
Office website
Dennis Guth is a Republican member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 4. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Guth earned his B.S. in Agricultural Mechanization from Iowa State University.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2015
Economic Growth
Local Government
Rules and Administration


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



See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2012

Guth won election in the 2012 election for Iowa State Senate District 4. He defeated James E. Black in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012, and defeated Bob Jennings (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Iowa State Senate, District 4, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Guth 52.9% 16,033
     Democratic Bob Jennings 47.1% 14,299
Total Votes 30,332
Iowa State Senate, District 4 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Guth 52.5% 2,581
James Black 47.5% 2,333
Total Votes 4,914

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Guth is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Guth raised a total of $82,503 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[4]

Dennis Guth's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State Senate, District 4 Won $82,503
Grand Total Raised $82,503


Guth won election to the Iowa State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Guth raised a total of $82,503.


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Political offices
Preceded by
John Kibbie (D)
Iowa State Senate District 4
Succeeded by