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Paul Bell
Paul Bell.jpg
Iowa House of Representatives District 41
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
June 7, 2010
Political party Democratic
Profession Lieutenant, Newton Police Department

Paul Bell (b. October 3, 1950) was a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing the 41st District from 1993 until his death in June 2010.

On June 7, 2010, Bell lost his battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife and two children.[1]

Bell was a Coordinator for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, Lieutenant in the Newton Police Department, and a Sunday School Teacher.

He was a member of the Children and Family Services Board, First Lutheran Church, Iowa State Police Officers Association, Kiwanis, National Conference of State Legislators, National Drug Abuse Resistance Education Officers Association, and President of the Young Men's Christian Association Board of Directors.[2]



See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bell ran for re-election to the 41st District seat against Gabriel Swersie (R). Bell had no opposition in the Democratic primary. Bell passed away June 7, 2010, thus Democrat Dan Kelley will take his place on the November ballot.


On November 4, 2008, Bell was re-elected to the 41st District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Adam Vandall (R).[3] Bell raised $37,877 for his campaign, while Vandall raised $3,882.[4]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 41
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Bell (D) 8,885
Adam Vandall (R) 5,833

Campaign donors


In 2008 Bell collected $37,877 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Associated General Contractors of Iowa $3,000
Schwartz, Bernard L. $3,000
Iowa Farm Bureau $2,500
Iowa Association of Realtors $2,347

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Political offices
Preceded by
Iowa House of Representatives District 41
1993–June 2010
Succeeded by
Dan Kelley