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Steve Warnstadt

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Steve Warnstadt
Iowa State Senate District 1
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Adjunct Instructor
Steve Warnstadt (b. August 2, 1967) was a Democratic member of the Iowa State Senate. He represented District 1 from 2003-2010.

On March 8, 2010, Warnstadt announced he would not be seeking re-election in the fall.[1]

Warnstadt earned his B.A. from Drake University in 1989. He went on to receive his M.A. from Temple University in 1994.

Warnstadt served in the United States Army in Germany/Persian Gulf from 1989 to 1992. He also served in the Pennsylvania National Guard from 1992 to 1993. He has been in the Iowa Army National Guard since 1993. He has also been an Adjunct Instructor for Western Iowa Technical Community College from 1998 to the present.

Political experience

Warnstadt was a Field Staffer for Harkin for Senate in 1984. In 1986 he was Volunteer Director for Zimmerman for Lieutenant Governor. He was President of Drake College Democrats from 1987 to 1988. He was also an Intern for the Iowa Senate in 1988. In 1996 he was Woodbury County Democratic Central Committee. He then served in the Iowa State House of Representatives from 1994 to 2002. He has served in the Iowa State Senate since 2002.

Committee assignments



See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2010

Warnstadt did not run for re-election to the 1st District Seat in the Iowa State Senate in 2010.


On November 7, 2006, Warnstadt was re-elected to the 1st District Seat in the Iowa State Senate, defeating Barbara Blanchard (R).[2] Warnstadt raised $190,629 for his campaign, while Blanchard raised $93,750.[3]

Iowa State Senate, District 1 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Warnstadt (D) 9,340
Barbara Blanchard (R) 4,607

Campaign donors


In 2006 Warnstadt collected $190,629 in donations.[4]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Democratic Party $26,026
Iowa Senate Majority Fund $14,128
All Children Matter $9,462
Associated General Contractors of Iowa $6,500


Warnstadt has a wife, Mary.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Stephen D. Hansen
Iowa Senate District 1
Succeeded by
Rick Bertrand