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Dane Nealson

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Dane Nealson
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Candidate for
Iowa House of Representatives District 45
High schoolWest Liberty
Bachelor'sIowa State University (2010)
ProfessionPharmacy Technician
Campaign website
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Dane Nealson was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 45 of the Iowa House of Representatives.[1][2]

Nealson attended Iowa State University, receiving a Bachelor's degree in Political Science.[3]


Campaign themes

Nealson's website highlights the following campaign themes:[3]

Economic growth

  • Excerpt:"Create a secure environment for private sector job creation. Lower tax and regulatory burden on small businesses. Encourage a diverse job market that provides more opportunities for college graduates to stay in Iowa."


  • Excerpt:"Fight to make sure the state spends less than it takes in. Balance the budget responsibly with a forward-thinking mentality. Do not pay for ongoing expenses using one time money."


  • Excerpt:"Return control to local school boards. Eliminate red tape and let teachers be the innovators."

Right to Work

  • Excerpt:"Protect Iowa’s Right To Work laws. Oppose “fair share” legislation."



See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Nealson ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 45. Nealson ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012 and was defeated by incumbent Beth Wessel-Kroeschel in the general election on November 6, 2012.

Iowa House of Representatives, District 45, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBeth Wessel-Kroeschell Incumbent 59.3% 8,699
     Republican Dane Nealson 34.6% 5,081
     Libertarian Eric Cooper 6.1% 888
Total Votes 14,668

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