Ross C. Paustian

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Ross C. Paustian
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Iowa House of Representatives, District 92
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Iowa House of Representatives
District 84
Bachelor'sSouth Dakota State University (1978)
Place of birthDavenport, IA
Ross C. Paustian is a Republican member-elect of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 92. He previously served in the chamber, District 84 from 2011 to 2013.


Paustian earned his B.S. in Animal Science from South Dakota State University. His professional experience includes owning Paustian Enterprises, LLC, a farrow-to-finish hog producer and serving as President of the Scott County Farm Bureau and the Scott County Pork Producers.

Committee assignments


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



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 Frank B. Wood was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Ross C. Paustian was unopposed in the Republican primary. Wood faced Paustian in the general election.[1][2][3] Challenger Paustian defeated incumbent Wood in the general election.[4]


See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Paustian ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 92. Paustian ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012, and was defeated by Frank B. Wood (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 92, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Wood 52.4% 8,392
     Republican Ross C. Paustian Incumbent 47.6% 7,626
Total Votes 16,018


Paustian won election to the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Sheri L. Carnahan (D) in the November 2 general election.[7]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 84 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRoss C. Paustian (R) 6,259
Sheri L. Carnahan (D) 4,682

Campaign donors


In 2010, Paustian raised $238,498 in contributions.[8]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Republican Party $160,972
Iowa Farm Bureau $11,515
John Deere & Co $2,500
Associated Builders & Contractors Of Iowa $1,500
Educational Opportunities PAC $1,500


Paustian and his wife, Carol, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Elesha Gayman
Iowa House District 84
Succeeded by
David Heaton (R)