Tony Seliquini

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Tony Seliquini
Tony Seliquini.jpg
Candidate for
Iowa House of Representatives District 36
High schoolOakton High School, Vienna, Virginia
Military service
Service/branchUS Army, M1A1 Armor Crewman
Date of birthJuly 27, 1978
Place of birthAlexandria, Virginia
ProfessionHandyman, Owner At Your Service Handyman
Personal website
Campaign website
Tony Seliquini was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 36 of the Iowa House of Representatives.


Seliquini was born in Alexandria, VA, 67 years after his great grand-parents emigrated to the United States from Italy. He is now the owner and operator of At Your Service Handyman, out of Des Moines, IA. He has worked in a number of professional fields, including diesel mechanic, operations manager, dispatcher, retail department supervisor, account manager, restaurant manager and waiter. He also served in the US Army as an M1A1 Armor Crewman assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 72nd Armor Regiment stationed at Camp Casey, South Korea.

In 1998, Seliquini was chosen to serve with the honor guard assigned to United Nations Commander-in-Chief General Tilelli.

Seliquini has studied at Northern Virginia Community College, with an intended major in English. He also studied at Brevard Community College working towards a degree in HVAC/R.

Seliquini worked as a precinct coordinator with the Campaign for Liberty, and served on the Polk County Republican central committee.

Seliquini is one of the founding members and co-host of 'Voices of Reason', dubbed "Iowa's Premier Liberty Podcast."[1]



See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Seliquini announced his decision to run in the 2012 election for Iowa House District 64 (now 36) on December 28th, 2011, after being honored as a veteran at Ron Paul's Salute to Veterans event. Seliquini filed his nomination papers on March 14, 2012, and he was accepted as a candidate by the Secretary of State.[2]

Seliquini was defeated by Jeff Ibbotson in the June 5, 2012, Republican primary.[3]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 36 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Ibbotson 47.2% 221
Larry Steele 29.5% 138
Tony Seliquini 23.3% 109
Total Votes 468

Seliquini received support from Iowa officials including Glen Massie and Kim Pearson.


Seliquini is the oldest child of four. He spent his first school-years in Bangkok, Thailand, while his father was assigned to the American embassy there. Seliquini would eventually return to southeast Asia while serving in the Army with the 2/72 Armor at Camp Casey, South Korea.

Returning to civilian life in late 1999, Seliquini would soon travel the United States, visiting New York, Chicago, Houston, Akron, Melbourne and finally Des Moines, where he got married and started a family. In early 2007, his daughter, Miley, was born.

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