New editions of the State Legislative Tracker and The Policy Tracker available now!

Mark A. Brandenburg

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Mark A. Brandenburg
Mark Brandenburg.jpg
Iowa House of Representatives District 15
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sIowa Western Community College
Bachelor'sBellevue University
Place of birthCouncil Bluffs, IA
ProfessionOmaha Public Power District
Mark A. Brandenburg is a former Republican member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 15 from 2011 to 2015. Brandenburg did not seek re-election in 2014.


Brandenburg earned his B.S. from Bellevue University. His professional experience includes working as Vice President of the Board of Directors at the Union Pacific Railroad Museum, Manager at the Omaha Public Power District and Adjunct Instructor at Iowa Western Community College.

Committee assignments


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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Commerce, Vice chair
Public Safety
Veterans Affairs


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Brandenburg served on the following committees:


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Mark A. Brandenburg endorsed Michele Bachmann in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Brandenburg ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 15. Brandenburg ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012, and defeated George Warren Yaple in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 15, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark A. Brandenburg Incumbent 52.1% 5,452
     Democratic George Warren Yaple 47.9% 5,013
Total Votes 10,465


Brandenburg won election to the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating incumbent Paul Shomshor, Jr. (D) in the November 2 general election.[4]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 100 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark A. Brandenburg (R) 3,699
Paul Shomshor, Jr. (D) 3,287

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Brandenburg is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Brandenburg raised a total of $101,530 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[5]

Mark A. Brandenburg's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State House, District 15 Won $66,159
2010 Iowa State House, District 100 Won $23,147
2008 Iowa State Senate, District 50 Defeated $12,224
Grand Total Raised $101,530


Brandenburg won re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Brandenburg raised a total of $66,159.


In 2010, Brandenburg raised $23,147 in contributions.[6]

His two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowans For Right To Work $1,774
Iowa Bankers Association $1,000


Brandenburg and his wife, Debbie, have two sons. He is a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1483.


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Iowa

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Iowa scorecards, email suggestions to

Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.


In 2012, the 84th Iowa State Legislature was in session from January 9 to May 9.[7]

Legislators are scored on "their records on constitutional principles and civil liberties."
Legislators are scored on their votes on "key conservative issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes with or against SC's official position.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Mark + Brandenburg + Iowa + Legislature

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

Mark Brandenburg News Feed

  • Loading...

See also

External links

Suggest a link


Political offices
Preceded by
Brian Quirk (D)
Iowa House of Representatives District 15
Succeeded by
Charlie McConkey (R)
Preceded by
Paul Shomshor, Jr.
Iowa House of Representatives District 100
Succeeded by
Charles Isenhart (D)