Chris Brase

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Chris Brase
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Iowa State Senate District 46
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 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Chris Brase is a Democratic member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 46. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2015
Labor and Business Relations
Local Government
Natural Resources & Environment, Vice chair


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


Campaign themes

Brase's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Putting Iowa families ahead of partisan politics.

  • Excerpt:"He’ll work with anyone who has a good idea – Republican or Democrat – and stand up to partisan politics on behalf of Iowa families. Protecting Iowa families is what he’s been trained to do."

Honoring Iowa veterans.

  • Excerpt:"Push for discounted tuition rates at Iowa colleges for returning veterans to transition back into Iowa’s workforce. Ensure banks can’t foreclose on soldiers while they’re in combat."

Chris Brase’s Plan for Iowa Families

  • Excerpt:"Cut property taxes for middle class families and local businesses and push for more low-interest loans for Main Street businesses."

Chris Brase’s Plan for Iowa's Future

  • Excerpt:"Link skilled workforce training at community colleges to local businesses so students are prepared for area jobs and are ready to hire upon graduation."



See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2012

Brase ran in the 2012 election for Iowa State Senate District 46. Brase ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012, and defeated District 42 incumbent Shawn Hamerlinck in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Iowa State Senate, District 46, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChris Brase 53.4% 15,960
     Republican Shawn Hamerlinck Incumbent 46.6% 13,950
Total Votes 29,910

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Brase is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Brase raised a total of $417,177 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[4]

Chris Brase's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State Senate, District 46 Won $417,177
Grand Total Raised $417,177


Brase won election to the Iowa State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Brase raised a total of $417,177.


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Political offices
Preceded by
Gene Fraise (D)
Iowa State Senate District 46
Succeeded by