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Bill Northey
Bill Northey.gif
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture
Incumbent
In office
January 2, 2007 - Present
Term ends
2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
PredecessorPatty Judge (D)
Compensation
Base salary$103,212
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2006
Campaign $$1,247,538
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolSpirit Lake High School (1977)
Bachelor'sIowa State University (1981)
Master'sSouthwest Minnesota State University (2004)
Personal
Place of birthSpirit Lake, Iowa
ProfessionFarmer
ReligionEvangelical Free
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Bill Northey is the Iowa Secretary of Agriculture. Northey, a Republican, first assumed office in January 2007 and won a second term in November 2010.[1][2] [3]

Biography

Northey is a fourth-generation farmer. He is the co-founder and president of Innovative Growers, LLC, and has served as a commissioner of the Dickinson County Soil and Water Conservation District. Northey served as President of the National Corn Growers Association from 1995 to 1996 and as chairman from 1996 to 1997.[4][5][6]

Northey was President of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture from September 2011 through September 2012.[7][8]

Education

  • MBA, Southwest Minnesota State University, 2004
  • Bachelor's, Agriculture Business, Iowa State University, 1981

Political career

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture (2007-present)

Northey has served as Iowa Secretary of Agriculture since January 2007. He was first elected in November 2006 and re-elected on November 2, 2010. [9][10][11][12][13][14]

Northey has made it a goal to travel to each of the state's 99 counties each year in order to hear from all segments of the population affected by agriculture. He lists his priorities as Secretary of Agriculture "as advancing the opportunities available through renewable energy, promoting conservation and stewardship, and telling the story of Iowa agriculture."[15]

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in Iowa, 2014

Northey was exploring a potential bid for U.S. Senate. He would have run on the Republican ticket for the seat currently held by Sen. Tom Harkin, a Democrat who plans to retire rather than run for re-election in 2014. [16][17] [18][19] [20]

On May 2, 2013 Northey announced via Twitter that he would not be running in 2014 tweeting, "I have decided not to run for US #Senate. Thx for many kind, encouraging words. Hoping Congr King runs. Other good R candidates as well."[21] [22] [23] [24]

2010

Northey won re-election as Iowa Secretary of Agriculture in the November 2010 election, defeating Democratic candidate Francis Thicke.[25] [26]

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Northey Incumbent 62.9% 674,572
     Democratic Francis Thicke 37.1% 398,428
Total Votes 1,073,000
Election Results Via: Iowa Secretary of State

2006

Northey won election as Iowa Secretary of Agriculture in the November 7, 2006 election, defeating Democratic candidate Denise O'Brien.[27]

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Northey 51.4% 523,539
     Democratic Denise O'Brien 48.6% 495,873
Total Votes 1,019,412
Election Results Via: Iowa Secretary of State

Campaign themes

Northey's 2006 campaign platform consisted of "taking advantage of the opportunities available through renewable energy, promoting conservation and stewardship both in town and on the farm, and sharing the story of Iowa agriculture."[28]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Northey is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Northey raised a total of $1,247,538 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 10, 2013.[29]

Bill Northey's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa Agriculture Secretary Not up for election $56,186
2010 Iowa Agriculture Secretary Won $526,230
2008 Iowa Agriculture Secretary Not up for election $173,985
2006 Iowa Agriculture Secretary Won $491,137
Grand Total Raised $1,247,538

2006 and 2010

Comprehensive donor information for Northey is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Northey raised a total of $1,247,538 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 19, 2013.[30]

Bill Northey's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa Agriculture Secretary Not up for election $56,186
2010 Iowa Agriculture Secretary Won $526,230
2008 Iowa Agriculture Secretary Not up for election $173,985
2006 Iowa Agriculture Secretary Won $491,137
Grand Total Raised $1,247,538

2006-2010

Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Bill Northey's donors each year.[31] Click [show] for more information.


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References

  1. Facebook.com, " Bill Northey," accessed June 26, 2013
  2. Iowa Agriculture, " Bill Northey – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture," accessed June 26, 2013
  3. Twitter, "Bill Northey @BNorthey," accessed July 6, 2013
  4. Project Vote Smart, "Bill Northey's Biography," accessed January 29, 2013
  5. Republican Party of Iowa, "State Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey," accessed June 26, 2013
  6. Public Policy Center, "Bill Northey," accessed June 26, 2013
  7. LinkedIn, "Bill Northey," accessed June 26, 2013
  8. Iowa State University Alumni Association, "Bill Northey 2012," accessed June 26, 2013
  9. WHOTV, "AGRIBUSINESS: Northey Responds To Criticism Of Nutrient Strategy," May 31, 2013
  10. 1011Now, "Iowa, Nebraska Ag Officials Talk Trade with Turkey," June 8, 2013
  11. The Daily Reporter, "NORTHEY ON: IOWA CROPS AND WEATHER," June 13, 2013
  12. Kalona News, "State Sec. of Agriculture Bill Northey visits area," May 22, 2013
  13. Community Newspaper Group, "Northey: Horse owners encouraged to vaccinate against West Nile virus," June 7, 2013
  14. Radio Iowa, "Iowa Ag Secretary says voluntary approach faster path to improved water quality," May 30, 2013
  15. Bill Northey, " Bio," accessed June 19, 2013
  16. Des Moines Register, "Iowa ag secretary Bill Northey says he’ll ‘strongly consider’ U.S. Senate bid," February 28, 2013
  17. Radio Iowa, "Iowa Ag Secretary discussing a run for the U.S. Senate," March 1, 2013
  18. Des Moines Register, "Another top Iowa Republican, Bill Northey, decides against U.S. Senate run," May 2, 2013
  19. Sioux City Journal, "OUR OPINION: Here's to a spirited, issue-focused GOP Senate race," June 12, 2013
  20. Radio Iowa, "Northey says his decision on U.S. Senate race to come in “days”," April 24, 2013
  21. Washington Post "Northey won’t run for Iowa Senate seat, hopes Steve King will" Accessed May 2, 2013
  22. O.Kay Henderson, "State Ag Sec Bill Northey NOT running for US Senate," May 2, 2013
  23. Bleeding Heartland, "IA-Sen: Bill Northey rules out running (updated)," May 2, 2013
  24. The Iowa Republican, "Northey decides not to run for U.S. Senate," May 2, 2013
  25. Iowa Secretary of State, "November 2010 General Election Results," accessed March 25, 2011
  26. Bleeding Heartland, "Northey hires "high-profile staffers"," May 22, 2009
  27. Iowa Secretary of State, "November 2006 General Election Results," accessed January 29, 2013
  28. Bill Northey, " Bill's Vision," accessed June 19, 2013
  29. Follow the Money, "Career fundraising for Bill Northey," accessed July 10, 2013
  30. Follow the Money, " Career campaign donors for Bill Northey," accessed June 19, 2013
  31. Follow the Money.org
Political offices
Preceded by
Patty Judge (D)
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture
2007–present
Succeeded by
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