Greg Heartsill

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Greg Heartsill
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Iowa House of Representatives District 28
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolMt. Pleasant High School
Bachelor'sIndian Hills Community College
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Greg Heartsill is a Republican member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 28. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Heartsill earned his B.S. in Business from Buena Vista College. His professional experience includes owning a fencing company.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Government Oversight, Vice-chair
Judiciary
Local Government, Vice-chair
Public Safety
Transportation

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Heartsill's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Promote Economic Growth & Fiscal Responsibility

  • Excerpt: "Foster job creation via less taxation and less regulation"

Protect the Family

  • Excerpt: "Defend Traditional Marriage"

Preserve our Freedoms

  • Excerpt: "2nd Amendment: Support 'Castle Doctrine'"

Elections

2014

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. Megan Suhr was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Greg T. Heartsill was unopposed in the Republican primary. Suhr faced Heartsill in the general election.[3][4][5] Incumbent Heartsill defeated challenger Suhr in the general election.[6]

2012

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Heartsill ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 28. He defeated Len Gosselink in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012, and defeated Megan Suhr (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[7][8]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGreg Heartsill 55.5% 8,197
     Democratic Megan Suhr 44.5% 6,569
Total Votes 14,766
Iowa House of Representatives, District 28 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGreg Heartsill 76.4% 1,799
Len Gosselink 23.6% 557
Total Votes 2,356

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Heartsill is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Heartsill raised a total of $73,635 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[9]

Greg Heartsill's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State House, District 28 Won $73,635
Grand Total Raised $73,635

2012

Heartsill won election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Heartsill raised a total of $73,635.
Iowa House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Greg Heartsill's campaign in 2012
Iowa Republican Party$20,831
Heartsill, Greg$6,971
Iowa Gun Owners$3,000
Iowans for Tax Relief$2,000
Springer, Dale C$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$73,635
Source:Follow the Money

Personal

Heartsill and his wife, Angie, have nine children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Patrick Murphy (D)
Iowa House of Representatives District 28
2013–present
Succeeded by
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