Dan Muhlbauer

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Dan Muhlbauer
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Iowa House of Representatives District 51
In office
January 10, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2013
Years in position 4
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$118/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Member/Chairman/Vice Chair, Crawford County Supervisor,
Associate'sEllsworth Community College
ReligionUnited Methodist
Office website
Dan Muhlbauer is a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives. He has represented the 51st District since January 10, 2011.

Muhlbauer owns and operates a family farm with his wife, Patti and sons, David and Robert. He previously served in the Iowa House from 1983 to 1993, and was a Crawford County Supervisor from 2004 to 2009. He has also served on the boards of a number of community organizations, e.g. the Crawford Co. Development Corporation, Youth Emergency Services in Cherokee, IA, and West Central Community Action in the town of Harlan. Muhlbauer and his wife, Patti, have three adult children.

Committee assignments


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



See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Muhlbauer ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 12. Muhlbauer ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated Barney Bornhoft in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 12, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDan Muhlbauer Incumbent 61.1% 9,189
     Republican Barney Bornhoft 38.9% 5,861
Total Votes 15,050


Muhlbauer won election to the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Daniel D. Dirkx (R) in the November 2 general election.[3]

Muhlbauer was nominated for the 51st House district seat July 19th in a special convention. The convention was called because Democrat Larry Lesle dropped out of the race before the primary. [4]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 51 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Muhlbauer (D) 6,410
Daniel D. Dirkx (R) 4,510

Campaign donors


In 2010, Muhlbauer raised $80,456 in contributions. [5]

His three largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Democratic Party $59,645
Associated General Contractors Of Iowa $1,500
Partridge, D G $1,250

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Preceded by
Rod Roberts
Iowa House District 51
Succeeded by