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}}{{tnr}}'''Al Ringgenberg''' is a [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012]] [[Republican]] candidate for [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2012#District 8|District 8]] of the [[Iowa State Senate]].
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}}{{tnr}}{{Retired candidate submit info}}'''Al Ringgenberg''' was a [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012]] [[Republican]] candidate for [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2012#District 8|District 8]] of the [[Iowa State Senate]].
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Riggenberg currently works with United States Strategic Command in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He attended Drake University, receiving a Juris Doctor degree and a Bachelor's degree in both Political Science and History.<ref name=website>[http://colonelal.com "ColonelAl," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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Riggenberg's website highlights the following campaign themes:<ref name=website/>
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'''Budget'''
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*Excerpt:"Government does not have a revenue problem. It has a spending problem."
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'''Taxes'''
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*Excerpt:"Main Street business in Iowa pays some of the highest property taxes in the nation -- putting us at a competitive disadvantage with other states."
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'''Abortion'''
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*Excerpt:"I believe the unborn child is a person, and the unborn have a God-given right to life.  I oppose late-term abortion, and WILL fight to ensure legislation receives a fair debate and a vote."
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'''Marriange'''
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*Excerpt:" I support an amendment to the Iowa constitution that restores marriage as a union of one man and one woman."
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
  
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
 
 
:: ''See also: [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2012]]''
  
Ringgenberg is running in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2012|Iowa State Senate]] District 8. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012. District 50 incumbent [[Michael E. Gronstal]] is running unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/2012/primary/candlist.pdf ''Iowa Department of Elections,'' "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed April 18, 2012]</ref>
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Ringgenberg ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2012|Iowa State Senate]] District 8. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012 and was defeated by District 50 incumbent [[Michael E. Gronstal]] in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://electionresults.sos.iowa.gov/default.aspx?eid=22 ''Iowa Secretary of State,'' "Official Primary Results"]</ref><ref>[http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/2012/primary/candlist.pdf ''Iowa Department of Elections,'' "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed April 18, 2012]</ref>
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|Chamber = Iowa State Senate, District 8, General Election
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|party1 = Democratic
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|winner1 = Michael Gronstal
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|candidate2 = Al Ringgenberg
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|votes1 = 12632
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|votes2 = 10198
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==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "'''Al + Ringgenberg + Iowa + Senate'''"
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "'''Al + Ringgenberg + Iowa + Senate'''"
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*[http://colonelal.com/ Official campaign website]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=137904 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=137904 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Colonel-Al/237176456306792 Al Riggenberg on Facebook]
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*[http://www.twitter.com/#!/AlRinggenberg Al Riggenberg on Twitter]
  
 
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Al Ringgenberg
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Iowa State Senate District 8
PartyRepublican
Education
High schoolPerry High School
Bachelor'sDrake University
J.D.Drake University Law School
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service1983-2004
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Al Ringgenberg was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 8 of the Iowa State Senate.

Riggenberg currently works with United States Strategic Command in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He attended Drake University, receiving a Juris Doctor degree and a Bachelor's degree in both Political Science and History.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

Riggenberg's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Budget

  • Excerpt:"Government does not have a revenue problem. It has a spending problem."

Taxes

  • Excerpt:"Main Street business in Iowa pays some of the highest property taxes in the nation -- putting us at a competitive disadvantage with other states."

Abortion

  • Excerpt:"I believe the unborn child is a person, and the unborn have a God-given right to life. I oppose late-term abortion, and WILL fight to ensure legislation receives a fair debate and a vote."

Marriange

  • Excerpt:" I support an amendment to the Iowa constitution that restores marriage as a union of one man and one woman."

Elections

2012

See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2012

Ringgenberg ran in the 2012 election for Iowa State Senate District 8. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012 and was defeated by District 50 incumbent Michael E. Gronstal in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Iowa State Senate, District 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Gronstal Incumbent 55.3% 12,632
     Republican Al Ringgenberg 44.7% 10,198
Total Votes 22,830

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