Mark A. Brandenburg
|Mark A. Brandenburg|
|Iowa House of Representatives District 15|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Associate's||Iowa Western Community College|
|Place of birth||Council Bluffs, IA|
|Profession||Omaha Public Power District|
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.
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:
|Iowa Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Human Resources|
|• Public Safety|
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.
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 15, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Mark A. Brandenburg Incumbent||52.1%||5,452|
|Democratic||George Warren Yaple||47.9%||5,013|
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 100 General Election (2010)|
|Mark A. Brandenburg (R)||3,699|
|Paul Shomshor, Jr. (D)||3,287|
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.
|Mark A. Brandenburg's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Iowa State House, District 15||$66,159|
|2010||Iowa State House, District 100||$23,147|
|2008||Iowa State Senate, District 50||$12,224|
|Grand Total Raised||$101,530|
2012Brandenburg won re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Brandenburg raised a total of $66,159.
|Iowa House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Mark A. Brandenburg's campaign in 2012|
|Iowa Republican Party||$12,957|
|Hawkeye Pac The||$3,688|
|Hawkeye Pac, The||$3,688|
|Iowa Association of Realtors||$1,750|
|Total Raised in 2012||$66,159|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Brandenburg raised $23,147 in contributions.
His two largest contributors were:
|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.
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- The Des Moines Register, "GOP lawmakers De Boef and Brandenburg endorse Bachmann for president," August 14, 2011
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official Primary Results," accessed October 1, 2014
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- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed October 1, 2014
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Brian Quirk (D)
|Iowa House of Representatives District 15
| Succeeded by|
Charlie McConkey (R)
Paul Shomshor, Jr.
|Iowa House of Representatives District 100
| Succeeded by|
Charles Isenhart (D)
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