|Iowa House of Representatives District 42|
|January 8, 2017|
|Years in position||6|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Bachelor's||University of Virginia|
|Master's||Public Policy, Drake University|
|Date of birth||April 19, 1980|
|Place of birth||Des Moines, IA|
Cownie's professional experience includes working as a Staff Member of the Iowa Senate Republican Caucus, Legislative Analyst for the Iowa State Senate and a Scheduling and Advance Assistant to United States Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Cownie served on the following committees:
|Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Commerce, Chair|
|• Government Oversight|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cownie served on the following committees:
|Iowa Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• State Government, Chair|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Cownie served on the following committees:
|Iowa Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Economic Growth|
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. Daniel Fessler was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Peter Cownie was unopposed in the Republican primary. Fessler faced Cownie in the general election. Incumbent Cownie defeated challenger Fessler in the general election.
|Iowa House of Representatives District 42, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Peter Crownie Incumbent||60.2%||7,419|
Cowinie ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 42. Cownie ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012, and defeated Mike McRae in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 42, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Peter Cownie Incumbent||56.6%||9,581|
Cownie won re-election to the 60th District seat against Alan R. Koslow (D). Cownie had no opposition in the Republican primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 60 General Election (2010)|
|Peter Cownie (R)||7,761|
|Alan R. Koslow (D)||4,333|
On November 4, 2008, Cownie was elected to the 60th District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Alan R. Koslow (D) and Russ Gibson (L). Cownie raised $62,924 for his campaign, while Koslow raised $10,353 and Gibson raised $2,200.
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 60|
|Peter Cownie (R)||8,905|
|Alan R. Koslow (D)||6,874|
|Russ Gibson (L)||499|
Comprehensive donor information for Cownie is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Cownie raised a total of $329,040 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.
|Peter Cownie's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Iowa State House, District 42||$151,152|
|2010||Iowa State House, District 60||$114,964|
|2008||Iowa State House, District 60||$62,924|
|Grand Total Raised||$329,040|
2012Cownie won re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Cownie raised a total of $151,152.
|Iowa House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Peter Cownie's campaign in 2012|
|Knapp Ii, William C||$10,100|
|Abel, Gregory E||$10,000|
|Elwell, Dennis L||$6,000|
|Iowa Credit Union League||$4,500|
|Associated General Contractors of Iowa||$4,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$151,152|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010 Cownie collected $114,964 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed as follows:
|Iowa House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Peter Cownie's campaign in 2010|
|Knapp Ii, William C||$15,000|
|Rastetter, Bruce L||$5,000|
|Iowa Credit Union League||$4,250|
|Brownell Iii, Frank||$2,500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$114,964|
In 2008 Cownie collected $62,924 in donations.
His four largest contributors were:
|Iowa Republican Party||$18,849|
|Associated General Contractors of Iowa||$1,000|
|Iowa Bankers Association||$1,000|
|Iowa State Bar Association||$600|
Cownie is a volunteer with the Boys and Girls Club, Bull Moose Club, and Variety Club of Central Iowa. Cownie is also President of the Junior Achievement of Central Iowa of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Director of the West Des Moines Community Enrichment Foundation.
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Kim Pearson (R)
|Iowa House District 42
| Succeeded by|
|Iowa House of Representatives District 60
| Succeeded by|
Walt Rogers (R)
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