Scott Ourth

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Scott Ourth
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Iowa House of Representatives District 26
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolHixson High School
Bachelor'sGraceland College
Master'sCentral Michigan University
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Scott Ourth is a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 26. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Scott's professional experience includes working as a member of the Warren County public affairs team.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Agriculture
Economic Growth
Natural Resources

Issues

Campaign themes

Ourth's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Creating Jobs

  • Excerpt: "I will work to expand wind, biomass, ethanol, biodiesel, and other forms of renewable energy to spur economic development and to decrease our dependence on foreign oil."

Ending Wasteful Government Spending

  • Excerpt: "I will lead efforts to make state government more accountable and more transparent."

Early Childhood Education

  • Excerpt: "I will fight to make sure every little Iowan has access to excellent educational opportunities from the very beginning, opportunities that prepare them to grow and flourish during a lifetime made rich through learning."

Primary/Secondary Education

  • Excerpt: "I’ll work tirelessly to make certain our primary and secondary schools are the best in the nation. I’ll see to it that our teachers have the resources and the tools to get the job done."

Post-Secondary Education

  • Excerpt: "I will fight to keep tuition low at our Regent’s institutions and make access to financial aid easier and more affordable."

Elections

2014

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Iowa House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Scott Ourth was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while James L. Butler defeated Eric Durbin in the Republican primary. Ourth will face Butler in the general election.[2][3]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 26 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJames L. Butler 51.9% 683
Eric Durbin 48.1% 634
Total Votes 1,317

2012

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ourth announced his intention to run for election in 2012 on May 13, 2011.[4] Ourth ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 26. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated Steve McCoy (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngScott Ourth 52.1% 8,452
     Republican Steve McCoy 47.9% 7,758
Total Votes 16,210

2010

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ourth was a Democratic candidate for District 74 of the Iowa House of Representatives in the November 2, 2010, state legislative elections. Ourth was defeated by Glen H. Massie (R) in the November 2 general election.[7]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ourth is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Ourth raised a total of $476,259 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[8]

Scott Ourth's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State House, District 26 Won $159,384
2010 Iowa State House, District 75 Defeated $316,875
Grand Total Raised $476,259

2012

Ourth won election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ourth raised a total of $159,384.
Iowa House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Scott Ourth's campaign in 2012
Iowa Democratic Party$59,724
Mcclain, Kenneth$5,000
Mcclain, Kenneth & Cindy$5,000
Central Iowa Building & Construction Trades Council$4,700
Operating Engineers Local 234$4,700
Total Raised in 2012$159,384
Source:Follow the Money

Personal

Outh and his wife, Heather, have one child.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mary Wolfe (D)
Iowa House of Representatives District 26
2013–present
Succeeded by
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