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Gene Ficken

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Gene Ficken
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Iowa House of Representatives District 23
Former member
Term in office began
2009
Term in office ended
January 2011
Political party Democratic
Profession Teacher
Gene Ficken was a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing the 23rd District from 2009-2011.

Ficken is a Biology Teacher at Independence Community Schools, and a small business owner.

He is a member of the Jaycees and Kiwanis.[1]

Committee assignments

Elections

2010

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ficken lost his bid for re-election to the 23rd District seat against Dan Rasmussen (R). Ficken had no opposition in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[2]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 23 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Rasmussen (R) 5,596
Gene Ficken (D) 5,388

2008

On November 4, 2008, Ficken was elected to the 23rd District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Dan Rasmussen (R).[3] Ficken raised $317,415 for his campaign, while Rasmussen raised $230,231.[4]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 23
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGene Ficken (D) 7,520
Dan Rasmussen (R) 6,761

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008 Ficken collected $317,415 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Democratic Party $241,044
United Food & Commercial Workers International Union $9,000
Iowa Trial Lawyers Association $8,000
Iowa Federation of Labor $6,500

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Iowa House of Representatives District 23
2009–2011
Succeeded by
Dan Rasmussen