Michael T. Klimesh

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Michael T. Klimesh
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Candidate for
Iowa House of Representatives District 55
Prior offices
Mayor of Spillville
High schoolSouth Winnishiek
Bachelor'sLuther College
Place of birthSpillville, Iowa
Campaign website
Sandy Salmon was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 55 of the Iowa House of Representatives.[1][2]

Klimesh has served as Mayor of Spillville for 14 years. He currently works as a plant manager for Graphics, Inc.[3]


Klimesh's website highlights the following campaign themes:[3]

Job Creation and Retention

  • Excerpt:"I will work to restructure the corporate tax rate, help to craft real and sustainable commercial property tax reform, reevaluate business tax credits, and unemployment tax rates."


  • Excerpt:"I will work to ensure the State maintains a course of fiscal responsibility for the education of our children while maintaining local control of your schools."

Responsible Taxation/Local Control

  • Excerpt:"I will work to return control to your Counties, Cities and School Boards. I will advocate for responsible taxation and reasonable spending to stop the current trend of "tax shifting.""



See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Klimesh ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 55. Klimesh defeated Marshall A. Nessa and Dustin Noble in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012. He was defeated by incumbent Roger Thomas (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

Iowa House of Representatives, District 55, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Thomas Incumbent 50.6% 7,781
     Republican Michael T. Klimesh 49.4% 7,585
Total Votes 15,366
Iowa House of Representatives, District 55 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael T. Klimesh 47.3% 892
Marshall Nessa 31.5% 593
Dustin Noble 21.2% 399
Total Votes 1,884


Klimesh was defeated by Brian Quirk (D) in the November 2 general election.[4]


Klimesh and his wife Kate have one child.[3]

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