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Michael L. Fitzgerald
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Iowa State Treasurer
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 1983 - Present
Term ends
January 2015
Years in position 32
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$103,212
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1982
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$340,470
Term limitsNone
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Iowa (Business Administration)
Personal
Place of birthMarshalltown, Iowa
ProfessionMarketing Analyst
Websites
Office website
Michael L. Fitzgerald is the current Democratic Iowa Treasurer. He was first elected to the statewide office in 1982 and has been re-elected seven times since.[1] In 1994 and 2010,

Fitzgerald is the longest-serving state treasurer in the country as of October 2014; he managed to win re-election on the Democratic ticket despite Republican landslides across the state.[2][3]


Fitzgerald is running for re-election in 2014. He was uncontested in the Democratic primary and faces two challengers, Republican Sam Clovis and Libertarian Keith Laube, in the November 4 general election.

Before filing for a possible ninth term as state treasurer, Fitzgerald explored a run for governor. He announced his decision not to enter the gubernatorial race on August 30, 2013.[4][5]

Biography

Fitzgerald was born in Marshalltown, Iowa. He graduated from high school in Colo, Iowa and went on to receive a B.S. in business administration from the University of Iowa. He worked as a marketing analyst for Massey Ferguson Company for eight years before assuming the office of treasurer.[1]

Education

  • B.S., Business administration, University of Iowa

Political career

Iowa Treasurer (1982-present)

Fitzgerald has served as Treasurer of Iowa since he was first elected in 1982, the same year Republican Iowa Governor Terry Branstad was first elected. Fitzgerald won re-election seven times subsequently and is running for another four year term in 2014.

In his eighth consecutive term, Fitzgerald is the country's longest-serving state treasurer.

Elections

2014

See also Iowa down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Fitzgerald is running for re-election as state treasurer in 2014.[6] He was unopposed for the Democratic nomination in the June 3 primary, and faces incumbent Republican Sam Clovis and Libertarian Keith Laube in the general election. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Fitzgerald had initially considered running for Governor of Iowa in the 2014 elections. He did not even put together an exploratory committee, instead looking to friends and supporters for advice about a potential bid to challenge to long-time GOP incumbent Gov. Terry Branstad.[5] Fitzgerald set a deadline of Labor Day 2013 to make a final decision on the race, and on August 30, he announced he would not pursue it.[4]

2010

Fitzgerald was re-elected as Iowa Treasurer on November 2, 2010.[7]

Iowa Treasurer, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Fitzgerald Incumbent 52.9% 567,422
     Republican David D. Jamison 47.1% 504,605
Total Votes 1,072,027
Election Results Via: Iowa Secretary of State


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Fitzgerald is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Fitzgerald raised a total of $340,470 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 10, 2013.[8]

Michael Fitzgerald's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa Treasurer of State Not up for election $637
2010 Iowa Treasurer of State Won $71,600
2008 Iowa Treasurer of State Not up for election $28,636
2006 Iowa Treasurer of State Won $79,109
2004 Iowa Treasurer of State Not up for election $2,979
2002 Iowa Treasurer of State Won $127,712
2000 Iowa Treasurer of State Not up for election $3,156
1998 Iowa Treasurer of State Won $26,641
Grand Total Raised $340,470

1998-2010

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