Dolores Mertz

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Dolores Mertz
Dolores Mertz.jpg
Iowa House of Representatives District 8
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Farmer
Dolores Mertz (b. May 30, 1928) was a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing the 8th District from 1989-2010.

Mertz is a farmer. She has served as a Democratic Precinct Leader, on the Kossuth County Central Committee, and as Vice-Chair of the Kossuth County Supervisors.

Mertz is a member of Algona Soroptimist International, American Legislative Exchange Council, Catholic Daughters of America, Department of Natural Resources Advisory Council, Future Farmers of America Educational Advisory Council, and the West Bend Drama Club.[1]

Committee assignments



See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010

Mertz did not run for re-election in 2010.


On November 4, 2008, Mertz was re-elected to the 8th District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Stephen Richards (R).[2] Mertz raised $101,596 for her campaign, while Richards raised $139,031.[3]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 8
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDolores Mertz (D) 7,245
Stephen Richards (R) 7,202

Campaign donors


In 2008 Mertz collected $101,596 in donations.[4]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Farm Bureau $6,211
Master Builders of Iowa $5,500
Iowa Bankers Association $5,250
Iowa Democratic Party $5,052

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Political offices
Preceded by
Iowa House of Representatives District 8
Succeeded by
Tom W. Shaw