Beth Wessel-Kroeschell

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Beth Wessel-Kroeschell
Beth Wessel-Kroeschell.jpg
Iowa House of Representatives District 45
In office
Term ends
January 10, 2013
Years in position 10
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$118/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Northern Iowa
Master'sIowa State University, 1987
Place of birthAmes, IA
Office website
Beth Wessel-Kroeschell is a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing the 45th District since 2005.

Wessel-Kroeschell is an Independent Desktop Publisher with Iowa State University. She has served as Assistant to Senator Ralph Rosenberg and State Representative Bill Bernau.

She is a Board Member of ACCESS, and has been President/Vice President/Treasurer of her Church Council.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wessel-Kroeschell has been appointed to the following committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Wessel-Kroeschell served on the following committees:



See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Wessel-Kroeschell ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 45. Wessel-Kroeschell ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012 and will face Dane Nealson (R) and Eric Cooper (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]


See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010

Wessel-Kroeschell won re-election to the 45th District seat against Karin Sevde (R). Wessel-Kroeschell had no opposition in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 45 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBeth Wessel-Kroeschell (D) 4,396
Karin Sevde (R) 3,389


On November 4, 2008, Wessel-Kroeschell was re-elected to the 45th District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Ryan Rhodes (R). [5] Wessel-Kroeschell raised $32,333 for her campaign, while Rhodes raised $10,039. [6]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 45
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBeth Wessel-Kroeschell (D) 8,589
Ryan Rhodes (R) 6,168

Campaign donors


In 2010 Wessel-Kroeschell collected $27,706 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed as follows:[7]

Iowa House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Beth Wessel-Kroeschell's campaign in 2010
Associated General Contractors Of Iowa$1,500
Iowa Credit Union League$1,500
Iowa Dental Association$1,000
Iowa Society Of Anesthesiologists$500
Iowa Association Of Community Providers$500
Total Raised in 2010 $27,706


In 2008 Wessel-Kroeschell collected $32,333 in donations.[8]

Her five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Associated General Contractors of Iowa $2,500
Story County Democratic Central Committee $2,000
International Association of Fire Fighters $1,000
Great Plains Laborers District Council $1,000
Barzun, Matthew W. $1,000

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