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Chuck Gipp

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Chuck Gipp
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Iowa Director of Natural Resources
In office
May 31, 2012 – present
PredecessorRoger Lande
Majority Leader, Iowa House of Representatives
Base salary$128,890
Elections and appointments
Appointed byGovernor Terry Branstad
Campaign $$737,751
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Iowa House of Representatives
Bachelor'sLuther College
Date of birthNovember 30, 1947
Office website
Charles "Chuck" Gipp (b. November 30, 1947) is the Director of Natural Resources in Iowa. He was appointed by Gov. Terry Branstad on May 31, 2012, following the resignation of Roger Lande.[1][2]


A lifelong dairy farmer, Gipp served nine terms in the State House, representing Iowa's 16th legislative district from 1990-2008. He was majority leader from 2003-2007. In 2008 he became soil conservation administrator for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, a position he remained in until being named deputy director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources in July 2011.[2][3]

Political career

Iowa Director of Natural Resources (2012-present)

Gipp was appointed by Gov. Branstad to head the state Department of Natural Resources after former director Roger Lande stepped down in May 2012.

Iowa House of Representatives (1991-2009)

Gipp represented Decorah in the Iowa State House from 1991-2009, and served as House Majority Leader beginning form 2003-2007. He vacated his seat rather than run for re-election in 2008.[2]



On May 31, 2012, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad appointed Gipp to replace Roger Lande as the state's Director of Natural Resources.

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gipp is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Gipp raised a total of $737,751 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 10, 2013.[4]

Chuck Gipp's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2006 Iowa State House District 16 Won $348,039
2004 Iowa State House District 16 Won $266,645
2002 Iowa State House District 16 Won $46,730
2000 Iowa State House District 31 Won $27,808
1998 Iowa State House District 31 Won $48,529
Grand Total Raised $737,751

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Political offices
Preceded by
Roger Lande
Iowa Director of Natural Resources
2012 - present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Iowa House of Representatives District 16
1991 - 2009
Succeeded by
John W. Beard