Josh Byrnes

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Josh Byrnes
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Iowa House of Representatives District 51
Incumbent
In office
January 10, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sLuther College, 1996
Master'sWinona State University, 2002
Personal
Place of birthRiceville
ProfessionTeacher
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Josh Byrnes is a Republican member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 51. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Byrnes earned his B.A. in Biology from Luther College and his M.S. in Educational Leadership from Winona State University. His professional experience includes working as the Agricultural and Industrial Division Chair at North Iowa Area Community College and a teacher at middle and high schools.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Education
Natural Resources
Transportation, Chair
Ways and Means

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Byrnes served on the following committees:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Josh Byrnes endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Elections

2014

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Iowa House of Representatives 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. Laura Hubka was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Josh Byrnes was unopposed in the Republican primary. Hubka will face Byrnes in the general election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Byrnes ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 51. Byrnes ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated Eric S. Hungerford (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 51, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJosh Byrnes Incumbent 64.6% 9,714
     Democratic Eric Hungerford 35.4% 5,324
Total Votes 15,038

2010

Byrnse won election to the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Kurt Meyer (D) in the November 2 general election.[7]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 14 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJosh Byrnes (R) 6,696
Kurt Meyer (D) 4,281

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Byrnes is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Byrnes raised a total of $219,794 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[8]

Josh Byrnes's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State House, District 51 Won $60,684
2010 Iowa State House, District 14 Won $159,110
Grand Total Raised $219,794

2012

Byrnes won re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Byrnes raised a total of $60,684.
Iowa House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Josh Byrnes's campaign in 2012
Associated General Contractors of Iowa$4,000
Iowa Corn Growers Association$3,000
Iowa Republican Party$2,652
Iowa Association of Realtors$1,500
Laudner, Ronald$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$60,684
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Byrnes raised $159,110 in contributions.[9]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Republican Party $104,992
Iowa Farm Bureau $10,739
Freedom First PAC Iowa $2,000
Associated General Contractors Of Iowa $1,500
John Deere & Co $1,500

Personal

Byrnes and his wife, Colleen, have three children.

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2012

In 2012, the 84th Iowa State Legislature was in session from January 9 to May 9.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dan Muhlbauer (D)
Iowa House District 51
2013-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Mark Kuhn
Iowa House of Representatives District 14
2011–2013
Succeeded by
David Dawson (D)