Herman Quirmbach

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Herman Quirmbach
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Iowa State Senate District 23
Incumbent
In office
2003-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Ames City Council
1995-2003
Education
Bachelor'sHarvard University, 1972
Master'sPrinceton University, 1980
Ph.D.Princeton University, 1983
Personal
BirthdayOctober 6, 1950
Place of birthSaint Paul, MN
ProfessionAssociate Professor
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Herman Quirmbach (b. October 6, 1950) is a Democratic member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 23. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002. He served on the Ames City Council from 1995 to 2003.

Biography

Quirmbach earned his B.A. from Harvard University in 1972 and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1980 and 1983, respectively. His professional experience includes working as an Associate Professor of Economics at Iowa State University.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Education, Chair
Human Resources
Judiciary
Local Government
Ways and Means

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Quirmbach served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Quirmbach served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Iowa State Senate 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 Herman C. Quirmbach defeated Cynthia Oppedal Paschen in the Democratic primary, while Jeremy Davis was unopposed in the Republican primary. Quirmbach will face Davis in the general election.[1][2]

Iowa State Senate, District 23 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngHerman Quirmbach Incumbent 72.7% 1,593
Cynthia Oppedal Paschen 27.3% 598
Total Votes 2,191

2010

See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2010

Quirmbach defeated Republican candidate Timothy Gartin by a margin of 11,767 to 10,488 in the November 2 general election.[3]

In the June 8 primary election, Quirmbach ran unopposed.[4]

Iowa State Senate, District 23 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Herman Quirmbach (D) 11,767 52.9%
Timothy Gartin (R) 10,488 47.1%

2006

On November 7, 2006, Quirmbach was re-elected to the 23rd District Seat in the Iowa State Senate, defeating Linda Livingston (R).[5] Quirmbach raised $129,558 for his campaign, while Livingston raised $152,722.[6]

Iowa State Senate, District 23 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngHerman Quirmbach (D) 11,782
Linda Livingston (R) 8,735

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Quirmbach was up for re-election, he collected $83,363 in donations.[7]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Iowa State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Herman Quirmbach's campaign in 2010
Iowa Democratic Party$25,076
Associated General Contractors Of Iowa$2,750
Tesfatsion, Leigh$2,200
Iowa Credit Union League$1,750
Iowa Healthcare Association$1,250
Total Raised in 2010 $83,363

2006

In 2006 Quirmbach collected $129,458 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Senate Majority Fund $32,528
Iowa Democratic Party $22,953
Iowa Senate Democratic Majority Fund $13,800
Associated General Contractors of Iowa $2,500

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2012

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joe Bolkcom
Iowa State Senate District 23
2003–present
Succeeded by
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