Bill Heckroth

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Bill Heckroth
Candidate for
Iowa House of Representatives District 47
Prior offices
Iowa State Senate District 9
2007 – 2010
ProfessionBusiness owner
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Bill Heckroth was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 47 of the Iowa House of Representatives.

Heckroth was a member of the Iowa State Senate representing District 9 from 2007-2010. He served as an Assistant Majority Leader.

Heckroth earned his B.S. in Financial Management from the University of Iowa.

Heckroth is owner/Financial Consultant for Financial Architects.

Committee assignments

Heckroth served on the following committees while in the Senate:



See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

On May 6, 2011, Heckroth announced his candidacy for newly created House District 63 in 2012.[1] He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012, and was defeated by Sandy Salmon (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Scott Raecker (R) did not seek re-election.[2][3]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 63, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSandy Salmon 50.3% 8,298
     Democratic Bill Heckroth 49.7% 8,183
Total Votes 16,481


See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2010

Heckroth lost to Republican candidate Bill Dix by a margin of 13,189 to 9,605 in the November 2 general election.[4]

In the June 8 primary election, Heckroth ran unopposed.[5]


On November 7, 2006, Heckroth was elected to the 9th District Seat in the Iowa State Senate, defeating Tom Hoogestraat (R).[6] Heckroth raised $354,101 for his campaign, while Hoogestraat raised $257,348.[7]

Iowa State Senate, District 9 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Heckroth (D) 11,902
Tom Hoogestraat (R) 10,556

Campaign donors


In 2006 Heckroth collected $354,101 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Senate Majority Fund $243,230
Iowa Democratic Party $16,100
Iowa Trial Lawyers Association $13,500
All Children Matter $8,735


Heckroth and his wife, Jan, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bob Brunkhorst
Iowa Senate District 9
Succeeded by
Bill Dix