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Dennis Black
Iowa State Senate District 15
In office
Term ends
January 10, 2015
Years in position 20
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1994
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Iowa State House of Representatives
Bachelor'sUtah State University, Logan, 1963
Master'sUtah State University, Logan, 1965
Date of birthDecember 18, 1939
Place of birthRandolph, NE
Office website
Personal website
Dennis Black (b. December 18, 1939) is a Democratic member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012 and also served a term from 1995 to 2013. He previously served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1982 to 1994.


Black earned his B.S. in Forest Management from Utah State University, Logan, in 1963 and his M.S. in Natural Resources Economics in 1965. His professional experience includes working as a natural resources consultant, conservationist, District Commissioner for Jasper County Soil Conservation and Director of the Jasper County Conservation Board.

Committee assignments


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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Natural Resources & Environment, Vice-chair
Veterans Affairs
Ways and Means


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Black served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Black served on these committees:



See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2010

Black defeated Republican candidate Joe Pirillo by a margin of 13,517 to 12,321 in the November 2 general election.[1]

In the June 8 primary election, Black ran unopposed.[2]

Iowa State Senate, District 21 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dennis Black (D) 13,517 52.3%
Joe Pirillo (R) 12,321 47.7%


On November 7, 2006, Black was re-elected to the 21st District Seat in the Iowa State Senate, defeating Tim Morgan (R).[3] Black raised $129,131 for his campaign, while Morgan raised $64,303.[4]

Iowa State Senate, District 21 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Black (D) 13,486
Tim Morgan (R) 10,456

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Black was up for re-election, he collected $131,418 in donations.[5]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Iowa State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dennis Black's campaign in 2010
Iowa Democratic Party$39,699
Iowa Farm Bureau$5,991
Iowa Association Of Electric Cooperatives$5,500
Associated General Contractors Of Iowa$5,000
Brownell Iii, Frank$5,000
Total Raised in 2010 $131,418


In 2006 Black collected $129,131 in donations.[6]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Senate Majority Fund $19,458
Iowa Farm Bureau $7,215
Iowa Democratic Party $6,500
Associated General Contractors of Iowa $4,250


Black and his wife, Faun Stewart, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Dvorsky (D)
Iowa State Senate District 15
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Iowa State Senate District 21
Succeeded by
Matt McCoy (D)