Megan Hess

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Megan Hess
Megan Hess.jpg
Iowa House of Representatives District 2
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 schoolSpencer High School
Bachelor'sDrake University
J.D.Drake University
Personal
Place of birthHarlan, Iowa
ProfessionLawyer
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Megan Hess is a Republican member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 2. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Hess earned her B.S. and J.D. from Drake University. Her professional experience includes working as a lawyer.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Education
Environmental Protection
Human Resources
Judiciary, Vice-chair

Issues

Campaign themes

Hess' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • "We need to develop and market it to keep people in, and bring people to, Iowa."
  • "I will take a grassroots approach to economic development. I will make it clear to the state and nation that northwest Iowa has its doors open to business."

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. Incumbent Megan Hess was unopposed in the Republican primary and faced Terry Manwarren (I) in the general election.[2][3][4] Incumbent Hess defeated Manwarren in the general election.[5]

2012

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hess ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 2. She defeated Josh Davenport in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012. Hess defeated Steve Bomgaars (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMegan Hess 56.5% 8,652
     Democratic Steve Bomgaars 43.5% 6,652
Total Votes 15,304
Iowa House of Representatives, District 2 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMegan Hess 53.8% 1,139
Josh Davenport 46.2% 979
Total Votes 2,118

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hess is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Hess raised a total of $103,519 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[8]

Megan Hess's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State House, District 2 Won $103,519
Grand Total Raised $103,519

2012

Hess won election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hess raised a total of $103,519.
Iowa House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Megan Hess's campaign in 2012
Iowa Republican Party$28,941
Republican State Leadership Cmte$5,000
Associated General Contractors of Iowa$3,000
Vaughan, Kevin$2,500
Farm Bureau$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$103,519
Source:Follow the Money

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Political offices
Preceded by
Chris Hall (D)
Iowa House of Representatives District 2
2013–present
Succeeded by
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