|Iowa State Senate District 29|
|January 10, 2011-Present|
|January 10, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Master's||Western Illinois University|
|Birthday||March 29, 1965|
|Religion||Christian - Lutheran|
The Iowa Senate has a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of two seats, which amounts to 8 percent of the chamber. In 2012, when 26 seats were up for election, a total of 12 districts were competitive or mildly competitive. One of those districts, District 49, is up for election again in 2014. That district had a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.
Bowman received his B.A. in Social Sciences and Education from Luther College and his M.A. in Education from Western Illinois University. His professional experience includes working as a teacher for the Maquoketa Community School District, coaching wrestling and football and serving as President of the Maquoketa Area Education Association.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Bowman served on the following committees:
|Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Economic Growth/Rebuild Iowa, Vice-chair|
|• State Government|
|• Transportation, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bowman served on these committees:
|Iowa Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Economic Growth/Rebuild Iowa|
|• Local Government|
|• Transportation, Vice-chair|
On his campaign website, Dix outlines these issues as his main concerns:
- Jobs - "New, better-paying jobs"
- Taxes - "Government reform and more accountability for our tax dollars"
- Education - "Restore full funding for pre-K through 12 education."
- Military families - "We need to make sure our men and women serving overseas are taken care of when they return and we must have safe communities in which to raise our families."
- See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Iowa State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Tod R. Bowman was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while James R. Budde defeated James A. Heavens in the Republican primary. Bowman will face Budde in the general election.
|Iowa State Senate, District 29 Republican Primary, 2014|
|James R. Budde||58.3%||1,262|
|James A. Heavens||41.7%||901|
- See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2010
In the June 8 primary election, Bowman faced candidates Brian Moore (729), Ed O'Neill (232) and Paul Feller (54). Bowman won the primary with 1,573 votes.
|Iowa State Senate, District 13 (2010) General Election|
|Tod Bowman (D)||10,017||50.2%|
|Andrew Naeve (R)||9,947||49.8%|
|Iowa State Senate, District 13 - Democratic Primary (2010)|
In 2010, Bowman raised $109,412 in contributions.
His four largest contributors were:
|Iowa Democratic Party||$59,012|
|Iowa Trial Lawyers Association||$2,500|
|Afscme Iowa Council 61||$2,204|
|Food & Commercial Workers District 431||$2,000|
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Bowman and his wife, Renee, have three children.
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- Iowa State Senate - Sen. Tod Bowman
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Tod Bowman on Facebook
- Tod Bowman on YouTube
- todbowmanforsenate.com, "Official campaign website," accessed April 8, 2014
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official primary election candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 30, 2014
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official 2010 election results," accessed December 24, 2013
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official 2008 Primary election results," accessed April 8, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 2, 2014
Nancy Boettger (R)
|Iowa State Senate District 29
| Succeeded by|
|Iowa State Senate District 13
| Succeeded by|
Kent Sorenson (R)