Bruce Bearinger

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Bruce Bearinger
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Iowa House of Representatives District 64
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Bruce Bearinger is a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 64. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Bearinger's professional experience includes teaching agriculture and biology at Jesup High School.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2015
Economic Growth
Veterans Affairs


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



See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Iowa House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Bruce Bearinger was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Craig Johnson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Bearinger faced Johnson in the general election.[2][3][4] Incumbent Bearinger defeated Johnson in the general election.[5]

Iowa House of Representatives District 64, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Bearinger Incumbent 51.1% 5,737
     Republican Craig Johnson 48.9% 5,497
Total Votes 11,234


See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bearinger ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 64. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012. Incumbent Janet Petersen (D) did not seek re-election. Bearinger defeated Jim Givant in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 64, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Bearinger 65.5% 9,493
     Republican Jim Givant 34.5% 5,007
Total Votes 14,500

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bearinger is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Bearinger raised a total of $21,454 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[8]

Bruce Bearinger's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State House, District 64 Won $21,454
Grand Total Raised $21,454


Bearinger won election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bearinger raised a total of $21,454.


Bearinger and his wife, Eileen, have two children.[1]


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Political offices
Preceded by
Janet Petersen (D)
Iowa House of Representatives District 64
Succeeded by