Staci Appel

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Staci Appel
Former candidate for
U.S. House, Iowa, District 3
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Iowa State Senate District 37
Staci Appel was a Democratic candidate for the United States House of Representatives in the 2014 elections. She ran in the 3rd Congressional District of Iowa.[1] She lost to David Young (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[2]

She was a Democratic member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 37. Appel was elected to the Iowa State Senate in 2007, and served until 2010. She also served as an Assistant Majority Leader. Her husband, Brent Appel, sits on the Iowa Supreme Court.

Appel worked as a Financial Consultant for both USB Paine Webber and Merrill Lynch.

Appel is a potential candidate for Iowa's 3rd Congressional District in 2016.[3]

Committee assignments



See also: Iowa's 3rd Congressional District election, 2016

Appel is a potential candidate for Iowa's 3rd Congressional District in 2016.[3]


See also: Iowa's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Appel ran for election to the U.S. House, representing the 3rd Congressional District of Iowa. She ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination in the primary. The general election took place November 4, 2014.[1]

U.S. House, Iowa District 3 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Staci Appel 42.2% 119,109
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Young 52.8% 148,814
     Libertarian Ed Wright 3.2% 9,054
     Independent Bryan Jack Holder 1.5% 4,360
     Write-in Other 0.3% 729
Total Votes 282,066
Source: Iowa Secretary of State Official Results

Initially, Appel announced she would run, then cited family obligations that prevented her from running before ultimately deciding to run for the seat.[4][1]

Jumpstart program

Appel was a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Jumpstart program, which was designed to provide early support to Democratic challengers it considers top-tier.[5]


Appel's campaign announcement on July 9, 2013, "Meet Staci Appel"

Appel announced her campaign on July 9, 2013, with a video, "Meet Staci Appel."[4]


See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2010

Appel lost to Republican candidate Kent Sorenson by a margin of 16,748 to 11,646 in the November 2 general election.[6]

In the June 8 primary election, Appel ran unopposed.[7]


On November 7, 2006, Appel was elected to the 37th District Seat in the Iowa State Senate, defeating Julian B. Garrett (R).[8] Appel raised $318,986 for her campaign, while Garrett raised $83,704.[9]

Iowa State Senate, District 37 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngStaci Appel (D) 12,827
Julian B. Garrett (R) 12,055

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Appel's reports.[10]

Staci Appel (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[11]October 14, 2013$0.00$238,878.28$(39,215.24)$199,663.04
Year End[12]January 31, 2014$199,663$260,703$(90,876)$369,490
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2014$369,490$263,591$(162,665)$470,416
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2014$466,564$316,834$(61,195)$725,613
October Quarterly[15]October 15, 2014$725,612$596,097$(952,654)$369,055
Running totals


In 2006 Appel collected $318,986 in donations.[16]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Senate Majority Fund $112,543
Newlin, Doris Jean $15,450
Iowa Democratic Party $11,234
Iowa Senate Majority Fund $10,553


Appel and her husband have six children. Her husband, Brent Appel, sits on the Iowa Supreme Court.[17]

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Preceded by
Doug Shull
Iowa Senate District 37
Succeeded by
Kent Sorenson