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Randy Feenstra
Iowa State Senate District 2
In office
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 6
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Treasurer, Sioux County
Bachelor'sDordt College
Master'sIowa State University
Place of birthHull, IA
Office website
Randy Feenstra is a Republican member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Feenstra serves as Assistant Minority Leader.


Feenstra earned his B.S. from Dordt College and his M.P.A. from Iowa State University. His professional experience includes working a sales manager for a foreign candy company, EMT for the City of Hull and City Administrator for the City of Hull.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Feenstra served on the following committees:

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2015
State Government
Ways and Means


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


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Feenstra served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Feenstra served on these committees:


Presidential preference


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

Randy Feenstra endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2012

Feenstra ran for re-election to Iowa State Senate District 2. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012. No candidates filed to run in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]


On November 4, 2008, Feenstra was elected to the 2nd District Seat in the Iowa State Senate with no opposition.[4] He raised $9,521 for his campaign.[5]

Iowa State Senate, District 2 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngRandy Feenstra (R) 24,595 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Feenstra is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Feenstra raised a total of $86,026 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[6]

Randy Feenstra's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State Senate, District 2 Won $46,011
2010 Iowa State Senate, District 2 Not up for election $30,494
2008 Iowa State Senate, District 2 Won $9,521
Grand Total Raised $86,026


Feenstra won re-election to the Iowa State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Feenstra raised a total of $46,011.
Iowa State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Randy Feenstra's campaign in 2012
Kooima, Phil or Kristi$3,000
Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives$2,000
Iowa Corn Growers Association$2,000
Iowa Dental Association$1,500
Iowa Medical Society$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$46,011
Source: Follow the Money


In 2008 Feenstra collected $9,521 in donations.[7] His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Bankers Association $1,000
1st Gateway Credit Union $1,000
Iowa Committee of Automotive Retailers $600
Shih, Wang Tsai $500


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

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In 2012, the 84th Iowa State Legislature was in session from January 9 to May 9.[8]

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.


Feenstra and his wife, Lynette, have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dave Mulder
Iowa Senate District 2
Succeeded by