|Iowa House of Representatives District 26|
|January 14, 2013 - Present|
|January 11, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|High school||Hixson High School|
|Master's||Central Michigan University|
Scott's professional experience includes working as a member of the Warren County public affairs team.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ourth served on the following committees:
|Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Economic Growth|
|• Natural Resources|
Ourth's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- 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: "As your state representative, I will lead efforts to make state government more accountable and more transparent. I will balance the budget without raising taxes, and I will put the state budget online so the taxpayers can see how their money is being spent."
Early Childhood Education
- Excerpt: "As your state representative, I will provide a strong voice for our young children. 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."
- Excerpt: "As your state representative, 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. We must once again lead the nation in core curriculum training, the arts, and physical education so our young ones grow up prepared to compete in the new global economy.
- Excerpt: "As your state representative, I will fight to keep tuition low at our Regent’s institutions and make access to financial aid easier and more affordable. I will work to keep the Iowa Tuition Grant an option for those who wish to attend one of Iowa’s twenty-nine independent colleges and universities."
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 Scott Ourth was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while James L. Butler defeated Eric Durbin in the Republican primary. Ourth faced Butler in the general election. Incumbent Ourth defeated Butler in the general election, and will maintain his seat.
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 26 Republican Primary, 2014|
|James L. Butler||51.9%||683|
Ourth announced his intention to run for election in 2012 on May 13, 2011. 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.
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 26, General Election, 2012|
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.
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.
|Scott Ourth's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Iowa State House, District 26||$159,384|
|2010||Iowa State House, District 75||$316,875|
|Grand Total Raised||$476,259|
2012Ourth 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 & 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|
Outh and his wife, Heather, have one child.
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- Iowa House of Representatives
- Iowa House Committees
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- Profile from the Iowa House of Representatives
- Official campaign website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Scott Ourth on Facebook
- Scott Ourth on LinkedIn
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- ourthforhouse.com, "Official Campaign Website," accessed April 8, 2014
- ourthforhouse.com, "Issues," accessed September 25, 2014
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official primary election candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 30, 2014
- The Des Moines Register, "Election2014," accessed November 4, 2014
- DesMoines Register, Ourth sought a rematch against conservative Des Moines representative, 13 May 2011
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official Primary Results," accessed October 1, 2014
- Iowa Department of Elections, "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed April 23, 2012
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed April 8, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Ourth, Scott," accessed September 19, 2013
Mary Wolfe (D)
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