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}}{{tnr}}'''Anesa Kajtazovic''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], representing District 61 since 2013. She previously represented District 21 from 2011 to 2013.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Anesa Kajtazovic''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], representing [[Iowa House of Representatives District 61|District 61]]. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010. since 2013. She previously represented District 21 from 2011 to 2013.
  
At 23, Anesa was among the youngest contenders in the 2010 election. Because of her win, Anesa broke the record, currently held by Elesha Gayman, for the youngest woman elected to Iowa's legislature.
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Kajtazovic was a [[Democratic]] candidate for the [[United States House of Representatives]] in the [[United States House of Representatives elections in Iowa, 2014|2014 elections]] in the [[Iowa's 1st Congressional District|1st Congressional District of Iowa]].<ref>[http://thegazette.com/2013/08/20/anesa-kajtazovic-formally-entering-iowa-1st-district-democratic-race/ ''The Gazette,'' "Anesa Kajtazovic formally entering Iowa 1st District Democratic race," accessed August 20, 2013]</ref><ref name="KWWL">[http://www.kwwl.com/story/22776981/2013/07/07/anesa ''KWWL'' "State Rep. Anesa Kajtazovic explores run for U.S. House" accessed July 9, 2013]</ref><ref name="wfc">[http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/waterloo-s-anesa-kajtazovic-considering-st-district-run/article_765880fa-e6ae-11e2-afbf-001a4bcf887a.html ''WCF Courrier'', "Waterloo's Anesa Kajtazovic considering 1st District run" accessed July 9, 2013]</ref> She announced on July 7, 2013, that she launched an exploratory committee to analyze the possibility of running for [[U.S. House|U.S. Rep.]] [[Bruce Braley]]’s [[Iowa's 1st Congressional District|open seat]] in [[Iowa's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014|2014]].<ref name="KWWL"/><ref name="wfc"/> She was defeated by [[Patrick Murphy (Iowa)|Pat Murphy]] in the [[Democratic]] primary on June 3, 2014.<ref name="prim">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/by_state/IA_US_House_0603.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "Election Results," accessed June 3, 2014]</ref>
 
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==Background==
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Kajtazovic announced her candidacy on March 19, 2010, discussing her decision to enter the race in part:
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"I have spoken with so many of my neighbors, friends and family who have all expressed to me that we need to look forward and move ahead towards being a model state in areas of * [[Education Committee, Iowa House of Representatives|Education]], our economy & jobs. And in order to move forward, we need leadership in Des Moines that reflects where we're trying to move as a district and state. I believe that I can be that effective leader."<ref>[http://jdeeth.blogspot.com/2010/03/kajtazovic-launches-candidacy.html ''John Deeth Blog'', "Kajtazovic makes candidacy announcement", March 19, 2010]</ref>
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In the primary she challenged Kerry Burt, who has won the seat in 2008 in close race.  Before that, Iowa's 21st had log been held by Democrat Don Shoultz.  In 2006, a local TV anchor, Tami Wiencek, a Republican, won the seat.  Wiencek's victory was one of the few GOP pick-ups in 2006, but it was short lived.
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The seat went blue again in 2008, though Burt required substantial help to win and had a difficult 2009.  Following a DUI arrest, leaked footage showed Burt trying to bargain his way out of the charges with the arresting officer.  Investigation into his wherabouts before he was pulled over eventually disclosed that he was a pharmaceutical industry reception he had failed to disclose, vioalting state law.<ref>[http://iowaindependent.com/30190/democrat-will-challenge-burt-in-primary ''Iowa Independent'', "Democrat will challenge Burt in HD21 primary", March 17, 2010]</ref> When Kajtazovic entered the race, Burt was already struggling and Kajtazovic's campaign announcement made oblique reference to his plight:
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"We have some serious issues facing our state and we need effective leadership in Des Moines to ensure that the people of the 21st house district have their voices heard. I believe that I can provide that effective leadership."
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In early April, facing two charges on tampering with documents in an audit at Malcolm Price Laboratory School in Cedar Falls, Kerry Burt withdrew from the race.  The charges related to allegations that several parents has used false addresses to avoid paying higher tuition.<ref>[http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/article_c3644b6e-4282-11df-bf1c-001cc4c03286.html ''WCF Courier'', "UPDATE: Kerry Burt says he won't seek re-election", April 8, 2010]</ref> By the time Burt left the race, it was too late to remove his name from the ballot. However, it did make it more likely the Dems will retain the seat.<ref>[http://www.bleedingheartland.com/diary/3858/democrats-looking-more-likely-to-hold-iowa-house-district-21 ''Bleeding Heartland'', "Democrats looking more likely to hold Iowa House district 21", April 8, 2010]</ref> After his exit from the field, Kajtzovic spent the rest of the primary season working to make sure voters were aware that Burt was out of the race and that she was on the ballot as a Democratic hopeful.
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Her campaign manager, Brandon Jass, said, "We really wanted to make sure everyone is aware that Kerry isn't in the race, and that Anesa is."<ref>[http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_f552eb0d-2e5d-533d-8b2d-46b5d5f75418.html ''WCF Courier'', "Voters to pick party finalists Tuesday", June 6, 2010]</ref>
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The Waterloo area of Iowa has a large community of Bosnian expatriates and Miss Kajtazovic's choice of blue and gold for her campaign signs is a nod to her home country's flag.
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
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Kajtazovic earned her B.A. in Business Administration and Public Administration from the University of Northern Iowa in 2007. Her professional experience includes working as a mortgage analyst for GMAC.
Since fleeing Bosnia in 1997 with her parents, Hazim and Hadzira, and her sister, Miss Kajtazovic has called Waterloo, Iowa home.  Shortly before her 18th birthday in 2004, she became a naturalized citizen and cast her ballot soon after.  While studying at UNI, she began volunteering on Democratic campaigns in Iowa, beginning with Bob Kressig's campaign for the state House.<ref>[http://wcfcourier.com/news/metro/image_3736b1f7-e78d-577e-aca7-ce0bb18a32c5.html ''WCF Courier'', "Working in a political campaign benefits UNI student", November 6, 2006]</ref>
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She has also been a past beauty queen in the Waterloo regional and Iowa State Fairs.<ref>[http://wcfcourier.com/news/top_story/article_05f878b3-09de-5b37-ad62-9f786db79a57.html?mode=story ''WCF Courier'', "A decade after leaving Bosnia, Waterloo woman vies for state fair title", August 10, 2007]</ref><ref>[http://wcfcourier.com/news/metro/image_6b454333-d0d1-5a72-84bf-cb9d03255a1f.html ''WCF Courier'', "Waterloo queen candiates finishes fourth", August 13, 2007]</ref>
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After completing her undergraduate studies in three years, she joined GMAC as a mortgage analyst.  She is also part of the Waterloo Community Development Board.
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===Education===
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* University of Northern Iowa, '07, BA in Business Administration and Public Administration
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* Waterloo West High School, '04
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==Positions on issues==
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===Key issues===
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Kajtazovic's key positions revolve around bolstering education and the economy in Iowa and around issues important to working class families and Iowans working in manual labor.
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===Employment===
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"I have quite a few family members when they first came here, there were so many more job opportunities, and now it seems there are less and less," she said. "I have quite a few that are unemployed. My dad's work hours have been cut drastically, so it's all around us."<ref>[http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/article_73b02cc8-40bb-11df-84b9-001cc4c002e0.html ''WCF Courier'', "Bosnia native challenges Burt in primary, April 5, 2010]</ref>
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===Gay marriage===
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"I am not in favor of writing discrimination into Iowa's Constitution. Like many Iowans, I have friends and family on both sides of this issue, but the voters in my district need to know my focus is on creating good jobs, good schools and safe communities for all Iowa families."<ref>[http://wcfcourier.com/special-section/call-the-courier/article_7360d8fc-aed0-11df-b6f2-001cc4c002e0.html ''WCF Courier'', "Special Section", September 1, 2010]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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==Elections==
 
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===2014===
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:''See also: [[United States House of Representatives elections in Iowa, 2014]]''
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Kajtazovic ran for [[Iowa's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014|election]] to the [[U.S. House]], representing the [[Iowa's 1st Congressional District|1st Congressional District]] of [[Iowa]].<ref name="officially">[http://thegazette.com/2013/08/20/anesa-kajtazovic-formally-entering-iowa-1st-district-democratic-race/ ''The Gazette,'' "Anesa Kajtazovic formally entering Iowa 1st District Democratic race," accessed August 20, 2013]</ref><ref name="KWWL"/> She announced on July 7, 2013, that she launched an exploratory committee to analyze the possibility of running for [[U.S. House|U.S. Rep.]] [[Bruce Braley]]’s [[Iowa's 1st Congressional District|open seat]] in [[Iowa's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014|2014]].<ref name="KWWL"/><ref name="wfc"/> She officially announced her candidacy on August 20, 2013.<ref name="officially"/> She was defeated by [[Patrick Murphy (Iowa)|Pat Murphy]] in the [[Democratic]] primary on June 3, 2014.<ref name="prim"/>
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
Kajtazovic ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|Iowa House of Representatives]] District 60. Kajtazovic ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated [[Lyn Tackett]] (R) 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 May 15, 2012]</ref>
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Kajtazovic ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|Iowa House of Representatives]] District 60. Kajtazovic ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated [[Lyn Tackett]] (R) 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," accessed April 7, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/2012/primary/candlist.pdf ''Iowa Department of Elections,'' "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed May 15, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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::''See also: [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
 
::''See also: [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
  
Kajitazovic won election to the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], defeating [[John Rooff]] (R) in the November 2 general election.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.ia.us/pdfs/elections/2010/streporr.pdf Official Iowa House of Representatives General Election Results, 2010]</ref>
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Kajitazovic won election to the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], defeating [[John Rooff]] (R) in the November 2 general election.<ref>[http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/2010/gensummaryorr.pdf ''Iowa Secretary of State'', "Official 2010 General election results," accessed April 8, 2014]</ref>
  
 
In the June 8th primary election, Kajitazovic defeated Democratic incumbent [[Kerry Burt]] by a margin of 654 to 61. Burt was no longer actively campaigning.  
 
In the June 8th primary election, Kajitazovic defeated Democratic incumbent [[Kerry Burt]] by a margin of 654 to 61. Burt was no longer actively campaigning.  
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Kajtazovic
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=141810 ''followthemoney.org'', "Kajtazovic, Anesa," accessed September 19, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Democratic
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|office2012 = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|Iowa State House, District 61]]
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|totalraised2010 = 78479
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Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the 2014 elections season. Below are Kajtazovic's reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?C00546994 ''Federal Election Commission'', "Anesa Kajtazovic 2014 Summary reports," accessed November 6, 2013]</ref>
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===2012===
 
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|org1 = Iowa Democratic Party
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|org2 = Food & Commercial Workers District 431
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|org3 = Associated General Contractors of Iowa
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|org4 = Operating Engineers Local 234
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|org5 = Iowa Association of Realtors
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===2010===
 
===2010===
  
In 2010, Kajtazovic raised $78,479 in contributions. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=IA&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref>   
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In 2010, Kajtazovic raised $78,479 in contributions.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=IA&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable ''Follow the Money'', "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013]</ref>   
  
 
Her four largest contributors were:
 
Her four largest contributors were:
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==Candidate contact information==
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==Scorecards==
Campaign HQ: 1225 E. RIDGEWAY AVENUE, WATERLOO, IA 50702
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Phone: 319-504-2733
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E-mail: ANESA.IOWAHOUSE@GMAIL.COM
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Campaign Manager: Brandon Jass
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==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
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==See also==
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* [[Iowa House of Representatives]]
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* [[Iowa House of Representatives#Committees|Iowa House Committees]]
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* [[Iowa House of Representatives District 61]]
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* [[Iowa State Legislature]]
 
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* [http://www.legis.iowa.gov/Legislators/legislator.aspx?GA=84&PID=10791 Iowa House of Representatives - Rep. Kajtazovic]
 
* [http://www.legis.iowa.gov/Legislators/legislator.aspx?GA=84&PID=10791 Iowa House of Representatives - Rep. Kajtazovic]
 
* [http://iowahouse.org/2010/09/28/candidate-profile-hd-21-anesa-kajtazovic/ Iowa House Democrats Candidate Page for Anesa Kajtazovic]
 
* [http://iowahouse.org/2010/09/28/candidate-profile-hd-21-anesa-kajtazovic/ Iowa House Democrats Candidate Page for Anesa Kajtazovic]
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*[http://openstates.org/ia/legislators/IAL000089/anesa-kajtazovic/ Profile from Open States]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=122103 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=122103 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=122103 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=122103 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
* Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=121537 2010]
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* Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=140163 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=121537 2010]
* [http://www.facebook.com/people/Anesa-Kajtazovic-Iowa-House/100000899072720 Anesa Kajtazovic on FaceBook]
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* [http://www.facebook.com/people/Anesa-Kajtazovic-Iowa-House/100000899072720 Anesa Kajtazovic on Facebook]
  
 
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Anesa Kajtazovic
Anesa Kajtazovic.jpg
Current candidacy
Running for U.S. House, Iowa District 1
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Iowa House of Representatives District 61
In office
January 10, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionJune 3, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Northern Iowa, 2007
Personal
Place of birthWestern Bosnia
ProfessionMortgage Analyst, GMAC Mortgage
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Anesa Kajtazovic is a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 61. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010. since 2013. She previously represented District 21 from 2011 to 2013.

Kajtazovic was a Democratic candidate for the United States House of Representatives in the 2014 elections in the 1st Congressional District of Iowa.[1][2][3] She announced on July 7, 2013, that she launched an exploratory committee to analyze the possibility of running for U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley’s open seat in 2014.[2][3] She was defeated by Pat Murphy in the Democratic primary on June 3, 2014.[4]

Biography

Kajtazovic earned her B.A. in Business Administration and Public Administration from the University of Northern Iowa in 2007. Her professional experience includes working as a mortgage analyst for GMAC.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations
Commerce
State Government
Veterans Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kajtazovic served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Iowa, 2014

Kajtazovic ran for election to the U.S. House, representing the 1st Congressional District of Iowa.[5][2] She announced on July 7, 2013, that she launched an exploratory committee to analyze the possibility of running for U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley’s open seat in 2014.[2][3] She officially announced her candidacy on August 20, 2013.[5] She was defeated by Pat Murphy in the Democratic primary on June 3, 2014.[4]

U.S. House, Iowa District 1 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPat Murphy 36.7% 10,171
Monica Vernon 23.6% 6,543
Swati Dandekar 18.3% 5,070
Anesa Kajtazovic 14.7% 4,062
Dave O'Brien 6.7% 1,844
Total Votes 27,690
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Polls

General election
Poll Pat Murphy Rod BlumUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Loras College (September 2-5, 2014)
34.6%33%32.3%+/-5.6300
Polling Co. Inc.
August 11-12, 2014
40%35%25%+/-4.9401
Myers Research and Strategic Services
July 31-August 4, 2014
51%40%9%+/-4.9400
AVERAGES 41.87% 36% 22.1% +/-5.13 367
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org


Democratic primary
Poll Pat Murphy Monica VernonSwati DandekarAnesa KajtazovicDave O'BrienUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Loras College
April 8-10, 2014
30%9%9%11%6%34%+/-5.65300
David Binder Research
February 27-March 2, 2014
30%11%13%13%9%0%+/-4.9400
Myers Research
February 11-13, 2014
36%17%13%11%8%0%+/-4.9400
AVERAGES 32% 12.33% 11.67% 11.67% 7.67% 11.33% +/-5.15 366.67
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org


Republican primary
Poll Rod Blum Steve RathjeGail BoliverUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Loras College
April 10-11, 2014
17%12%2%68%+/-5.65300
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

2012

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kajtazovic ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 60. Kajtazovic ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated Lyn Tackett (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 61, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAnesa Kajtazovic Incumbent 70.3% 9,602
     Republican Lyn Tackett 29.7% 4,063
Total Votes 13,665

2010

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kajitazovic won election to the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating John Rooff (R) in the November 2 general election.[8]

In the June 8th primary election, Kajitazovic defeated Democratic incumbent Kerry Burt by a margin of 654 to 61. Burt was no longer actively campaigning.

Iowa House of Representatives, District 21 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAnesa Kajtazovic (D) 5,539
John Rooff (R) 3,875

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kajtazovic is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Kajtazovic raised a total of $128,282 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[9]

Anesa Kajtazovic's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State House, District 61 Won $49,803
2010 Iowa State House, District 21 Won $78,479
Grand Total Raised $128,282

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Kajtazovic's reports.[10]

Anesa Kajtazovic (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[11]November 4, 2013$0.00$37,050.01$(7,878.05)$29,171.96
Year End[12]January 31, 2014$29,171$120,275$(44,523)$104,923
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2014$104,923$92,564$(104,844)$92,644
Running totals
$249,889.01$(157,245.05)

2012

Kajtazovic won re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kajtazovic raised a total of $49,803.
Iowa House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Anesa Kajtazovic's campaign in 2012
Iowa Democratic Party$5,879
Food & Commercial Workers District 431$3,000
Associated General Contractors of Iowa$3,000
Operating Engineers Local 234$2,500
Iowa Association of Realtors$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$49,803
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Kajtazovic raised $78,479 in contributions.[14]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa House Truman Fund $32,250
AFSCME Iowa Council 61 $7,750
Food & Commercial Workers District 431 $4,000
Food & Commercial Workers $3,000

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2012

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Preceded by
Jo Oldson (D)
Iowa House of Representatives District 61
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Kerry Burt
Iowa House of Representatives District 21
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Jack Drake (R)