|Iowa House of Representatives District 27|
|January 10, 2011-Present|
|January 8, 2017|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Master's||University of Iowa School of Social Work|
|Place of birth||Osceola, IA|
Fry serves as Assistant Majority Leader.
Fry earned his B.A. from Simpson College and his an M.S. in Social Work from the University of Iowa. His professional experience includes working as a health care consultant, President of TEAM Restoration Ministries and Adjunct Faculty at Simpson College and the University of Iowa School of Social Work.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Fry served on the following committees:
|Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Administration and Rules|
|• Human Resources|
|• Public Safety|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Fry served on the following committees:
|Iowa Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Human Resources, Vice-chair|
|• Natural Resources|
|• Public Safety|
Fry's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "As citizens of a free country, we must stand up and abide by the Constitution of the United States. I will fight to uphold those basic rights of the Iowa Constitution to their fullest."
- Excerpt: "I understand the need for less bureaucracy and taxation. I support a reduction in property taxes that will ultimately fuel business and create more job opportunities. Stimulating an environment where entrepreneurial business can begin is critical to the rural way of life as well as returning Iowa's sons and daughters back to their native homes."
- Excerpt: "Every family deserves the choice of how best to meet the educational needs of their children. Many families are unable to choose to place their children in private or home school programs due to financial constraints. I will help create programs that allow parents the choice of how to educate their children. These options should be available to all citizens regardless of economic status."
- Excerpt: "Overwhelmingly, constituents everywhere raise intense frustration over the Iowa Supreme Court stripping Iowans of our constitutional right to vote on the definition of marriage. I am committed to standing firm on allowing the citizens of the state to vote on this issue."
- Excerpt: "I believe that a more stable economy means a more stable home life for all Iowans. The current economic conditions have affected all households which ultimately caused us all to review our household budget. In that review each family has to make decisions where they will choose to continue spending their income. The same must be true for government."
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. Fred P. Diehl was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Joel Fry was unopposed in the Republican primary. Diehl faced Fry in the general election. Incumbent Fry defeated challenger Diehl in the general election.
|Iowa House of Representatives District 27, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Joel Fry Incumbent||66.8%||6,609|
|Democratic||Fred P. Diehl||33.2%||3,278|
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 27, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Joel Fry Incumbent||67.4%||8,230|
|Independent||Ruth Eileen Smith||32.6%||3,977|
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 27 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Joel Fry Incumbent||85.5%||1,473|
|James Demichelis, Jr.||14.5%||249|
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 95 General Election (2010)|
|Joel Fry (R)||6,191|
|Michael Reasoner (D)||4,732|
Comprehensive donor information for Fry is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Fry raised a total of $277,461 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.
|Joel Fry's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Iowa State House, District 27||$37,466|
|2010||Iowa State House, District 95||$239,995|
|Grand Total Raised||$277,461|
2012Fry won re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Fry raised a total of $37,466.
|Iowa House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Joel Fry's campaign in 2012|
|Iowa Republican Party||$5,313|
|Iowa Hospital Association||$2,000|
|Iowa Dental Association||$1,500|
|Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa||$1,500|
|Iowa Medical Society||$1,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$37,466|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010 Fry collected $239,995 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed as follows:
|Iowa House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Joel Fry's campaign in 2010|
|Iowa Republican Party||$205,621|
|Freedom First PAC Iowa||$2,000|
|Little Sioux Corn Processors||$1,400|
|For Americas Republican Majority PAC||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$239,995|
Fry and his wife, Heather, have three children.
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- fryforiowahouse.com, "Official campaign website," accessed September 25, 2014
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official primary election candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 30, 2014
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official general election candidate list," accessed July 7, 2014
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official general election results," accessed December 1, 2014
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official Primary Results," accessed October 1, 2014
- Iowa Department of Elections, "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed May 15, 2012
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed October 1, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Fry, Joel," accessed September 19, 2013
- Follow The Money, "2010 Contributions," accessed April 7, 2014
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 2, 2014
Charles Isenhart (D)
|Iowa House of Representatives District 27
| Succeeded by|
|Iowa House of Representatives District 95
| Succeeded by|
Quentin Stanerson (R)
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