Chris McGonegle

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Chris McGonegle
Candidate for
Iowa State Senate, District 25

Political party Republican
Profession Self-employed subcontractor
Chris McGonegle was a Republican candidate for District 25 of the Iowa State Senate. The primary election was on June 8, 2010 and the general election was on November 2, 2010.



See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2010

McGonegle lost to Democratic incumbent Daryl Beall by a margin of 10,504 to 8,861 in the November 2 general election.[1]

In the June 8 primary election, McGonegle defeated opponent Larry Aden by a margin of 2,429 to 1,025.[2]

Iowa State Senate, District 25 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Chris McGonegle 2,429 70.3%
Larry Aden 1,025 29.7%

Campaign themes


On his campaign website, McGonegle outlined these issues as his five main concerns:

  • Taxpayer protection - "I know government spending is out of control. I believe your paycheck is best spent, saved, and invested by you; not the government. Reducing the tax burden on all taxpayers will encourage more people to call Iowa home!"
  • Helping businesses flourish in Iowa - "I will work to remove regulations that make it tough to run your business. I will also look for a long term approach to creating jobs in Iowa, not more quick- fix government programs."
  • Getting back to the top in education - "I will work to stop the backwards slide our State is currently in. I will push for individual school decisions to be made at the local level, not by out of touch bureaucrats in Des Moines."
  • Balance the budget on time - "Iowa families balance their budgets at home every month so why should the State be any different? I will demand accountability and transparency for how our tax dollars are spent."
  • Help agriculture grow - "Agriculture is part of Iowa's culture. It is not just an occupation in this state but a family tradition that is the constant driving force to our economy. I believe we must support our agricultural communities and encourage private investment to expand the markets."

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