Bill Dix

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Bill Dix
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Iowa State Senate District 25
Incumbent
In office
January 10, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Minority Leader, Iowa State Senate
2013 - present
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Iowa State House of Representatives
1996-2010
Education
Bachelor'sIowa State University, 1985
Personal
BirthdayNovember 28, 1962
Place of birthWaterloo, IA
ProfessionAgri-Business
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Bill Dix (b. November 28, 1962) is a Republican member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 25. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He previously served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1996 to 2006.

Dix serving as Minority Leader.

Biography

Dix earned a his B.S. from Iowa State University in 1985. His professional experience includes working as a farmer.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Labor and Business Relations
Rules and Administration

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2010

On his campaign website, Dix outlines these issues as his main concerns:[1]

  • Iowa taxpayers - Bill Dix believes taxpayers pay enough in taxes and we deserve to see how these dollars are collected and spent by government. An open and transparent government will help all of us to analyze and curb accounting games within the state budget.
  • Iowa agriculture - Bill Dix is a lifelong farmer and understands agriculature is the constant driving force to the Iowa economy. We must support our agricultural communities and encourage private investments to expand the markets.
  • Iowa business - Bill Dix will work to remove regulations which cripple our businesses. We must also look for the long term approach to bring more jobs to Iowa, not more quick-fix government programs.
  • Iowa education - Bill Dix believes we must support effective educators, increase access to educational opportunities, and leave individual school decisions at the local level.

Elections

2014

See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Iowa State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Bill Dix was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]

2010

See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2010

Dix defeated Democratic incumbent Bill Heckroth by a margin of 13,189 to 9,605 in the November 2 general election.[5]

In the June 8 primary election, Dix ran unopposed.[6]

Iowa State Senate, District 9 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Dix (R) 13,189 57.9%
Bill Heckroth (D) 9,605 42.1%
Iowa State Senate, District 9 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Dix 4,689 100%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Dix raised $325,574 in contributions.[7]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowans For Tax Relief $62,500
Hawkeye PAC $20,000
Iowa Republican Party $11,750
Hagemann, Fred W $11,500

Personal

Dix and his wife, Gerri, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Daryl Beall (D)
Iowa State Senate District 25
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Bill Heckroth
Iowa State Senate District 9
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Nancy Boettger (R)