Mary Ann Hanusa

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Mary Ann Hanusa
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Iowa House of Representatives District 16
In office
January 10, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position 3
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
Bachelor'sConcordia Teacher's College
BirthdayMay 26, 1963
Place of birthCouncil Bluffs, IA
ProfessionCo-owner, Hanusa Hardware and Rental
Office website
Mary Ann Hanusa (b. May 26, 1961) is a Republican member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 16. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Hanusa earned her B.A. from Concordia Teachers College and her M.A. in American History from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Her professional experience includes working as a school administrator at Abraham Lincoln High School, co-owner of Hanusa Hardware and Rental, President of the Friends of the Union Pacific Railroad Museum and Director of the Office of Presidential Personal Correspondence.

Committee assignments


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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Economic Growth, Chair
Local Government


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



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. Marti D. Nerenstone was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Mary Ann Hanusa was unopposed in the Republican primary. Nerenstone will face Hanusa in the general election.[1][2][3]

Hanusa announced on January 21, 2014, that she decided against running for Congress in 2014.[4]


See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hanusa ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 16. Hanusa ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012, and defeated Heidi Guggisberg-Coners (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 16, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMary Ann Hanusa Incumbent 57.2% 6,847
     Democratic Heidi Guggisberg-Coners 42.8% 5,117
Total Votes 11,964


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

Iowa House of Representatives, District 99 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMary Ann Hanusa (R) 3,919
Kurt Hubler (D) 3,168

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hanusa is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Hanusa raised a total of $289,427 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[8]

Mary Ann Hanusa's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State House, District 16 Won $47,084
2010 Iowa State House, District 99 Won $151,672
2006 Iowa Secretary of State Defeated $90,671
Grand Total Raised $289,427


Hanusa won re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hanusa raised a total of $47,084.
Iowa House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mary Ann Hanusa's campaign in 2012
Hawkeye Pac, The$5,344
Associated General Contractors of Iowa$3,000
For Americas Republican Majority Pac$2,000
Iowa Association of Business & Industry$1,500
Iowa Corn Growers Association$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$47,084
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, Hanusa raised $151,672 in contributions.[9]

Her two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Republican Party $122,047
John Deere & Co $1,500


Hanusa has a husband, Charlie.


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Political offices
Preceded by
Bob Hager (R)
Iowa House of Representatives District 16
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Doug Struyk
Iowa House District 99
Succeeded by
Patrick Murphy (D)