Iowa Treasurer of State

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Iowa Treasurer
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012 FY Budget:  $2,373,928
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   4 years
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Michael L. Fitzgerald
Officeholder Party:  Democratic
Assumed office:  January 1, 1983
Compensation:  $103,212
Elections
Next election:  November 4, 2014
Last election:  November 2, 2010
Other Iowa Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerAuditorSecretary of AgricultureDirector of EducationInsurance CommissionerNatural Resources DirectorLabor CommissionerUtilities Board
The Treasurer of the State of Iowa is the chief financial officer of the government of Iowa.[1]

Current officeholder

The current treasurer of Iowa is Michael L. Fitzgerald.[2]

Authority

The Iowa Treasurer of State's powers, term of office, etc. are derived from Article VI of the Iowa Constitution.

Article IV, Section 22:

A secretary of state, an auditor of state and a treasurer of state shall be elected by the qualified electors at the same time that the governor is elected and for a four-year term commencing on the first day of January next after their election, and they shall perform such duties as may be provided by law.

Qualifications

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Elections

Iowa state government organizational chart

According to Article 4, Section 22 of the Iowa Constitution, the Treasurer, along with the Secretary of State and Auditor, are elected to serve for a term of four years in length, which runs concurrently with the term of the governor. The election is held in November and the statewide official takes office the following January.

Article 4, Section 22:

A secretary of state, an auditor of state and a treasurer of state shall be elected by the qualified electors at the same time that the governor is elected and for a four-year term commencing on the first day of January next after their election, and they shall perform such duties as may be provided by law.

Vacancies

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Duties

The treasurer is responsible for maintaining the state funds and acting as the state's bank. The main duty of the office include receiving and distributing state funds as needed. The office invests the state money as it sees fit, maintains the accounts of the state and coordinates financial planning. The office is also responsible for all unclaimed property in the state, they keep track of bonds issued and the treasurer sits on many boards.[3]

Divisions

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State budget

The Treasurer of State's budget for 2012 was $2,373,928.[4]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2013

In 2013, the treasurer received a salary of $103,212. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.[5]

2012

In 2012, the treasurer was paid an estimated $103,212. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

Historical officeholders

There have been 25 Iowa Treasurers of State since 1846. Of the 25 officeholders, 20 were Republican and 5 were Democrat.[6]

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Contact Information

Iowa State Treasurer's Office
Capitol Building
Des Moines, IA 50319

Phone: 515-281-5368
Fax: 515-281-7562
Email: treasurer@iowa.gov

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