Robert Bacon, Iowa

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Robert Bacon
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Iowa House of Representatives District 48
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 4
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Iowa State Senate District 5
ProfessionOwner, Bacon Funeral Homes
Office website
Robert Bacon is a Republican member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 48. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012. He previously served in the Iowa State Senate from 2011 to 2013 and the City Councils of Freemont and Maxwell.


Bacon's professional experience includes owning Bacon Funeral Homes.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Bacon served on the following committees:

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2015
Human Resources, Vice chair
Natural Resources
State Government


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


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bacon served on these committees:


Campaign themes


From the Iowa Senate Republicans web site, Rob Bacon speaks of his concerns:[1]

  • State budget - “The budget needs to be balanced. I will work every day to protect the pocketbook and wallets of Iowans.”
  • Taxes - “I believe [Iowans] pay enough in taxes.”

Presidential preference


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

Robert Bacon, Iowa endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election. [2]



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 Robert Bacon was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[3][4][5][6]


See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

On September 8, 2011, Bacon announced that he would seek the Iowa House District 48 seat in 2012.[7] Due to redistricting Bacon was drawn into the same district as Bill Dix (R), who was last elected in 2010 and not up for re-election until 2014. Thus, if Bacon had not resigned, Dix would have had to stand for re-election two years before the expiration of his term.[8] Bacon ran unopposed in the June 5, 2012, Republican primary and defeated Becky Perkovich (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

Iowa House of Representatives, District 48, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Bacon 55.2% 8,485
     Democratic Becky Perkovich 44.8% 6,889
Total Votes 15,374


See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2010

Bacon defeated Democratic incumbent Rich Olive by a margin of 12,368 to 10,510 in the November 2 general election.[9]

In the June 8 primary election, Bacon was unopposed.[10]

Iowa State Senate, District 5 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Bacon (R) 12,368 54.1%
Rich Olive (D) 10,510 45.9%
Iowa State Senate, District 5 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Bacon 3,819 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bacon is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Bacon raised a total of $249,499 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[11]

Robert Bacon's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State House, District 48 Won $24,756
2010 Iowa State Senate, District 5 Won $224,743
Grand Total Raised $249,499


Bacon won election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bacon raised a total of $24,756.


In 2010, Bacon raised $224,743 in contributions.[12]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Republican Party $185,884
Butler County Republican Central Cmte $10,000
Hamilton County Republican Central Cmte $3,500
Freedom First PAC Iowa $3,000


Bacon and his wife, Carol, have four children.


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In 2012, the 84th Iowa State Legislature was in session from January 9 to May 9.[13]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Chip Baltimore (R)
Iowa House of Representatives District 48
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Rich Olive
Iowa State Senate District 5
Succeeded by
Daryl Beall (D)