|Iowa House of Representatives District 23|
| Term in office began|
| Term in office ended|
Ficken is a Biology Teacher at Independence Community Schools, and a small business owner.
He is a member of the Jaycees and Kiwanis.
Ficken lost his bid for re-election to the 23rd District seat against Dan Rasmussen (R). Ficken had no opposition in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 23 General Election (2010)|
|Dan Rasmussen (R)||5,596|
|Gene Ficken (D)||5,388|
On November 4, 2008, Ficken was elected to the 23rd District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Dan Rasmussen (R).  Ficken raised $317,415 for his campaign, while Rasmussen raised $230,231. 
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 23|
|Gene Ficken (D)||7,520|
|Dan Rasmussen (R)||6,761|
In 2008 Ficken collected $317,415 in donations.
His four largest contributors were:
|Iowa Democratic Party||$241,044|
|United Food & Commercial Workers International Union||$9,000|
|Iowa Trial Lawyers Association||$8,000|
|Iowa Federation of Labor||$6,500|
- Gene Ficken's Personal Website
- Gene Ficken on the Iowa Legislature Website
- Project Vote Smart Bio
- Project Vote Smart Legislative Profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Gene Ficken on Facebook
|Iowa House of Representatives District 23
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