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Tim Kapucian
Iowa State Senate District 38
In office
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 6
Assistant Minority Leader, Iowa State Senate
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sIowa State University
Place of birthKeystone, IA
ProfessionLivestock Farmer
Office website
Tim Kapucian is a Republican member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 38. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Kapucian serves as Assistant Minority Leader.


Kapucian earned his B.S. in Animal Sciences from Iowa State University. His professional experience includes working as a livestock farmer.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2015


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


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kapucian served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kapucian served on these committees:


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Tim Kapucian endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2012

Kapucian ran for re-election to the Iowa State Senate in 2012. Due to redistricting, he ran in District 38. Kapucian ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012, and defeated Shelley Parbs (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Iowa State Senate, District 38, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Kapucian Incumbent 54.8% 17,124
     Democratic Shelley Parbs 45.2% 14,137
Total Votes 31,261


On November 4, 2008, Kapucian was elected to the 20th District Seat in the Iowa State Senate, defeating Randy L. Braden (D).[4] Kapucian raised $138,833 for his campaign, while Braden raised $198,324.[5]

Iowa State Senate, District 20 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTim Kapucian (R) 15,527
Randy L. Braden (D) 13,916

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kapucian is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Kapucian raised a total of $311,715 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[6]

Tim Kapucian's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State Senate, District 38 Won $163,307
2010 Iowa State Senate, District 20 Not up for election $9,575
2008 Iowa State Senate, District 20 Won $138,833
Grand Total Raised $311,715


Kapucian won re-election to the Iowa State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Kapucian raised a total of $163,307.
Iowa State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tim Kapucian's campaign in 2012
Iowa Republican Party$52,015
Iowa Farm Bureau$9,000
Associated General Contractors of Iowa$7,000
Brownell Iii, Frank$5,000
Iowa Corn Growers Association$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$163,307
Source: Follow the Money


In 2008 Kapucian collected $138,833 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Republican Party $73,342
Kapucian, Tim $13,000
Iowa Farm Bureau $5,830
Tama County Republican Central Committee $5,000


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In 2012, the 84th Iowa State Legislature was in session from January 9 to May 9.[8]

Legislators are scored on "their records on constitutional principles and civil liberties."
Legislators are scored on their votes on "key conservative issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes with or against SC's official position.


Kapucian has a wife, Brenda.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tom Rielly (D)
Iowa State Senate District 38
Succeeded by
Preceded by
John Putney
Iowa State Senate District 20
Succeeded by
Brad Zaun (R)