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Charles Isenhart

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Charles Isenhart
Charles Isenhart.jpg
Iowa House of Representatives District 27
In office
Term ends
January 10, 2013
Years in position 6
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$118/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sLoras College, 1981
Master'sMarquette University, 1984
Place of birthDubuque, IA
ProfessionFounder, Common Good Services
Office website
Charles Isenhart is a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing the 27th District since 2009.

Isenhart is Executive Director of the Dubuque Area Labor-Management Council.[1]

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010

Isenhart won re-election to the 27th District seat against Hank Linden (R). In the June 8th primary election, Isenhart defeated Democratic primary opponent Kenneth Oglesby by a margin of 1,050 to 166. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[2]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 27 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Isenhart (D) 6,076
Hank Linden (R) 3,397


On November 4, 2008, Isenhart was elected to the 27th District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Lou Oswald (R). [3] Isenhart raised $21,311 for his campaign, while Oswald raised $6,476. [4]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 27
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Isenhart (D) 8,903
Lou Oswald (R) 4,814

Campaign donors


In 2010 Isenhart collected $13,768 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed as follows:[5]

Iowa House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Charles Isenhart's campaign in 2010
Isenhart, Marcella$500
AFSCME Iowa Council 61$500
Iowa Federation Of Labor AFL-CIO$500
Osterhaus, Robert J$330
Dubuque County Democratic Central Cmte$300
Total Raised in 2010 $13,768


In 2008 Isenhart collected $21,311 in donations.[6]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Isenhart, Charles W. $1,843
Dubuque County Democratic Central Committee $1,760
Isenhart, Marcella $1,000
Iowa Trial Lawyers Association $250

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