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Eric Palmer

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Eric Palmer
Eric Palmer.jpg
Iowa House of Representatives District 75
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Attorney
Eric Palmer was a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing the 75th District from 2007 to 2011.

He is an Attorney with Palmer and Palmer, and has been a Judicial Magistrate.

Palmer is State Legal Counsel for the Jaycees, member of the Kiwanis, Mahaska County Democrats, Treasurer of Nelson Pioneer Farm Trust, member of the Oskaloosa Chamber of Commerce, Oskaloosa Municipal Housing Agency Board, and the William Penn University Alumni Board.[1]

Committee assignments



See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010

Palmer lost his bid for re-election to the 75th District seat against Guy Vander Linden (R). Palmer had no opposition in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[2]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 75 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGuy Vander Linden (R) 6,015
Eric Palmer (D) 5,324


On November 4, 2008, Palmer was re-elected to the 75th District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Danny Carroll (R).[3] Palmer raised $364,170 for his campaign, while Carroll raised $215,540.[4]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 75
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEric Palmer (D) 8,115
Danny Carroll (R) 6,867

Campaign donors


In 2008 Palmer collected $364,170 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Democratic Party $222,512
Iowa Trial Lawyers Association $10,427
United Food & Commercial Workers International Union $9,500
Iowa Federation of Labor $6,500

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Political offices
Preceded by
Iowa House of Representatives District 75
Succeeded by
Guy Vander Linden