David Dawson

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David Dawson
Dave Dawson.jpg
Iowa House of Representatives District 14
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolWillow Community High School
Bachelor'sIowa State University
Office website
David Dawson is a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 14. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Dawson earned Bachelor's degrees in Sociology and Psychology from Iowa State University and his J.D. from UCLA.[1]. His professional experience includes owning and operating his own law firm.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Dawson served on the following committees:

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Human Resources
Public Safety


Campaign themes

Dawson's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Jobs and the Economy

  • Excerpt:"my number one priority will be to implement policies that will encourage job creation in iowa."


  • Excerpt:"I want to improve educational quality for all children and ensure students stay connected to schools and achieve their full potential."


  • Excerpt:"I will work to improve health insurance quality and reduce health insurance costs so health care is more accessible and affordable for all workers and their children."

Fiscal Responsibility

  • Excerpt:"I will work to balance the state budget and prevent tax increases on working families and small businesses."



See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Dawson ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 14. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated Greg Grupp in the November 6, 2012 general election. Incumbent Josh Byrnes ran in District 51 due to redistricting.[2][3]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 14, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Dawson 59.6% 6,617
     Republican Greg Grupp 40.4% 4,494
Total Votes 11,111

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Dawson is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Dawson raised a total of $308,474 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[4]

David Dawson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State House, District 14 Won $103,048
2010 Iowa State House, District 1 Defeated $205,426
Grand Total Raised $308,474


Dawson won election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Dawson raised a total of $103,048.


Dawson and his wife, Liza, have two children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Josh Byrnes (R)
Iowa House of Representatives District 14
Succeeded by