Sandy Salmon

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Sandy Salmon
Sandy Salmon.jpg
Iowa House of Representatives District 63
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
High schoolKingsley-Pierson High School (1973)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Northern Iowa (1977)
Military service
Years of service1977-1980
Place of birthFort Still, Oklahoma
Office website
Campaign website
Sandy Salmon a Republican member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 63. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Salmon earned her B.S. in Business Management from the University of Northern Iowa.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2015
Human Resources
Public Safety
Veterans Affairs, Vice chair


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


Campaign themes


Salmon's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Economic Conservatism and Fiscal Responsibility

  • Excerpt: "Create jobs by establishing a favorable climate for economic growth and opportunity"


  • Excerpt: "Greater local control of schools – decentralize it - let parents, school boards, teachers, and administrators, handle it – they are capable – let’s support them – unhook Iowa from the Common Core system of control over our schools"


  • Excerpt: "Defend the right to life for the unborn child"

Pro-Traditional Marriage

  • Excerpt: "Only marriage between one man and one woman should be valid or recognized in the U.S. or in Iowa"

2nd Amendment Rights

  • Excerpt: "The people’s right to keep and bear arms is not to be infringed"



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. Teresa Meyer was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Sandy Salmon was unopposed in the Republican primary. Meyer faced Salmon in the general election.[3][4][5] Incumbent Salmon defeated Meyer in the general election.[6]

Iowa House of Representatives District 63, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSandy Salmon Incumbent 58.1% 7,347
     Democratic Teresa Meyer 41.9% 5,299
Total Votes 12,646


See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Salmon ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 63. Salmon ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012, and defeated Bill Heckroth (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

Iowa House of Representatives, District 63, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSandy Salmon 50.3% 8,298
     Democratic Bill Heckroth 49.7% 8,183
Total Votes 16,481

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Salmon is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Salmon raised a total of $182,220 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[7]

Sandy Salmon's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State House, District 63 Won $182,220
Grand Total Raised $182,220


Salmon won election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Salmon raised a total of $182,220.


Salmon and her husband, Matt, have three children.[1]


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Political offices
Preceded by
Scott Raecker (R)
Iowa House of Representatives District 63
Succeeded by