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  |Name = Dennis Cohoon
 
  |Name = Dennis Cohoon
 
  |Profile picture = Dennis Cohoon.jpg
 
  |Profile picture = Dennis Cohoon.jpg
  |Position = Iowa House of Representatives District 88
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  |Position = Iowa House of Representatives District 87
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Tenure = 1987-Present
 
  |Tenure = 1987-Present
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 10, 2013]]
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  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 11, 2015]]
 
  |Assumed office = 1987
 
  |Assumed office = 1987
 
  |Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
 
  |Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
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  |Years leadership 5 =  
 
  |Years leadership 5 =  
 
  |Base salary = $25,000/year
 
  |Base salary = $25,000/year
  |Per diem = $118/day
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  |Per diem = $135/day
 
  |Pension  =  
 
  |Pension  =  
  |Last election = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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  |Last election = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |First elected = 1986
 
  |First elected = 1986
 
  |Term limits =  
 
  |Term limits =  
  |Next election = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Next election = November 4, 2014
 
  |Prior office =  
 
  |Prior office =  
 
  |Prior office years =  
 
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  |Campaign website =  
 
  |Campaign website =  
 
  |Personal website =  
 
  |Personal website =  
}}{{tnr}}'''Dennis Cohoon''' (b. March 29, 1953) is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], representing the 88th District since 1987.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Dennis Cohoon''' (b. March 29, 1953) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], representing District 87. He was first elected to the chamber in 1986.
  
Cohoon is a Special Education Teacher at Burlington Community High School, and has served in the United States Army National Guard.
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Cohoon's professional experience includes working as a Special Education Teacher at Burlington Community High School. He served in the United States Army National Guard.
 
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He is a member of the Burlington Education Association, Des Moines County District Central Committee, Geode Education Association, Iowa State Education Association, and the Oak Street Baptist Church.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=6475 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Cohoon]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Cohoon served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Iowa
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|year = 2012
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 =  Education
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|Committee2 = State Government
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|Committee3 =  Transportation
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|Committee4 =
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|Committee5 =
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cohoon has been appointed to the following committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cohoon served on the following committees:
* [[Appropriations Committee, Iowa House of Representatives|Appropriations]]
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* [[Education Committee, Iowa House of Representatives|Education]]
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{{Committee Assignments
*Subcommittee on Transportation, Infrastructure, and Capitals Appropriations, Ranking Member
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|Collapse= Yes
* [[Transportation Committee, Iowa House of Representatives|Transportation]]
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|State = Iowa
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|year = 2011
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Appropriations  
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|Committee2 = Education  
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|Committee3 = Transportation  
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|Committee4 =
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|Committee5 =
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}}
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Cohoon served on the following committees:
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Cohoon served on the following committees:
* [[Appropriations Committee, Iowa House of Representatives|Appropriations]]
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* [[Education Committee, Iowa House of Representatives|Education]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Local Government Committee, Iowa House of Representatives|Local Government]]
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|Collapse= Yes
* [[State Government Committee, Iowa House of Representatives|State Government]]
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|State = Iowa
*Subcommittee on * [[Transportation Committee, Iowa House of Representatives|Transportation]], Infrastructure, and Capitals Appropriations (Co-Chair)
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|year = 2011
* [[Transportation Committee, Iowa House of Representatives|Transportation]]
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Appropriations  
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|Committee2 = Education  
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|Committee3 = Local Government  
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|Committee4 = State Government  
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|Committee5 = Transportation  
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}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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Cohoon ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|Iowa House of Representatives]] District 87. Cohoon ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated [[Andrew Wilson]] (R) and Dan Cahill (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://electionresults.sos.iowa.gov/default.aspx?eid=22 ''Iowa Secretary of State,'' "Official Primary Results"]</ref><ref>[http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/2012/primary/candlist.pdf ''Iowa Department of Elections,'' "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed May 15, 2012]</ref>
 
Cohoon ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|Iowa House of Representatives]] District 87. Cohoon ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated [[Andrew Wilson]] (R) and Dan Cahill (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://electionresults.sos.iowa.gov/default.aspx?eid=22 ''Iowa Secretary of State,'' "Official Primary Results"]</ref><ref>[http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/2012/primary/candlist.pdf ''Iowa Department of Elections,'' "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed May 15, 2012]</ref>
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{{Election box 2012
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|Chamber = Iowa House of Representatives, District 87, General Election
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|party1 = Democratic
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|party2 = Republican
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|party3 = Independent
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|winner1 = Dennis Cohoon
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 = Andrew Wilson
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|candidate3 = Dan Cahill
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|votes1 = 6898
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|votes2 = 2489
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|votes3 = 5234
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}}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Cohoon
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|Full name = Dennis Cohoon
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|year = 1998
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|Editdate = September 20, 2013
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=1594 ''followthemoney.org'', "Cohoon, Dennis M," accessed September 20, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Democratic
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|totalraised2012 = 29379
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|Iowa State House, District 87]]
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|totalraised2010 = 24878
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010|Iowa State House, District 88]]
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|totalraised2008 = 22014
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2008|Iowa State House, District 88]]
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|totalraised2006 = 10767
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|result2006 = Won
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|office2006 = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2006|Iowa State House, District 88]]
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|totalraised2004 = 7411
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|result2004 = Won
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|office2004 = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2004|Iowa State House, District 88]]
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|totalraised2002 = 3694
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|result2002 = Won
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|office2002 = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2002|Iowa State House, District 88]]
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|totalraised2000 = 9557
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|result2000 = Won
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|office2000 = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2000|Iowa State House, District 100]]
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|totalraised1998 = 13719
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|result1998 = Won
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|office1998 = [[Iowa House of Representatives|Iowa State House, District 100]]
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}}
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Cohoon
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|full Name = Dennis Cohoon
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=140225
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|office= Iowa House of Representatives
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 29,379
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|org1 = Iowa Democratic Party
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|org2 = Associated General Contractors of Iowa
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|org3 = Bentler, Larry
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|org4 = Iowa Association Of Realtors
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|org5 = Iowa Corn Growers Association
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|orgamount1 = 6324
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|orgamount2 = 5500
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|orgamount3 = 1000
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|orgamount4 = 1000
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|orgamount5 = 1000
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|}}
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
In 2010 Cohoon collected $24,878 in campaign donations.  The largest donors are listed as follows:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=IA&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable 2010 Contributions to Iowa House candidates]</ref>
 
In 2010 Cohoon collected $24,878 in campaign donations.  The largest donors are listed as follows:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=IA&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable 2010 Contributions to Iowa House candidates]</ref>
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==Personal==
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Cohoon is a member of the Burlington Education Association, Des Moines County District Central Committee, Geode Education Association, Iowa State Education Association, and the Oak Street Baptist Church.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=6475 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Cohoon]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Dennis + Cohoon + Iowa + Legislature'''
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Dennis + Cohoon + Iowa + Legislature'''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Dennis+Cohoon+Iowa+Legislature&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Dennis Cohoon News Feed}}
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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{{Wikipedia}}
 
{{Wikipedia}}
*[http://www.house.iowa.gov/cohoon/ Dennis Cohoon's Official Website]
 
 
*[http://www.legis.iowa.gov/Legislators/legislator.aspx?GA=84&PID=100 Dennis Cohoon on the Iowa House Website]  
 
*[http://www.legis.iowa.gov/Legislators/legislator.aspx?GA=84&PID=100 Dennis Cohoon on the Iowa House Website]  
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=6475 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=6475 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/voting_category.php?can_id=6475 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/voting_category.php?can_id=6475 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96442 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=80094 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=62894 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=13263 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=27427 1998]
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*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=140225 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=121589 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96442 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=80094 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=62894 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=13263 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=27715 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=27427 1998]
  
 
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==References==
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Dennis Cohoon
Dennis Cohoon.jpg
Iowa House of Representatives District 87
Incumbent
In office
1987-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position 27
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1986
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sIowa Wesleyan College, 1977
Associate'sSoutheastern Community College, 1974
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army National Guard
Years of service1973-1979
Personal
BirthdayMarch 29, 1953
Place of birthBurlington, IA
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Dennis Cohoon (b. March 29, 1953) is a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 87. He was first elected to the chamber in 1986.

Cohoon's professional experience includes working as a Special Education Teacher at Burlington Community High School. He served in the United States Army National Guard.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Education
State Government
Transportation

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cohoon served on the following committees:

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cohoon ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 87. Cohoon ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated Andrew Wilson (R) and Dan Cahill (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 87, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Cohoon Incumbent 47.2% 6,898
     Republican Andrew Wilson 17% 2,489
     Independent Dan Cahill 35.8% 5,234
Total Votes 14,621

2010

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010

Cohoon won re-election to the 88th District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. He was also unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[3]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 88 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Cohoon (D) 5,702
Dave Selmon (R) 4,022

2008

On November 4, 2008, Cohoon was re-elected to the 88th District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives with no opposition. [4] He raised $22,014 for his campaign. [5]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 88
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Cohoon (D) 10,248

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cohoon is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Cohoon raised a total of $121,419 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[6]

Dennis Cohoon's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State House, District 87 Won $29,379
2010 Iowa State House, District 88 Won $24,878
2008 Iowa State House, District 88 Won $22,014
2006 Iowa State House, District 88 Won $10,767
2004 Iowa State House, District 88 Won $7,411
2002 Iowa State House, District 88 Won $3,694
2000 Iowa State House, District 100 Won $9,557
1998 Iowa State House, District 100 Won $13,719
Grand Total Raised $121,419

2012

Cohoon won re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Cohoon raised a total of $29,379.
Iowa House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dennis Cohoon's campaign in 2012
Iowa Democratic Party$6,324
Associated General Contractors of Iowa$5,500
Bentler, Larry$1,000
Iowa Association Of Realtors$1,000
Iowa Corn Growers Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$29,379
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010 Cohoon collected $24,878 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed as follows:[7]

Iowa House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dennis Cohoon's campaign in 2010
Associated General Contractors Of Iowa$3,000
Iowa Democratic Party$2,808
Iowa Veterinary Medical Association$1,200
Iowa Corn Growers Association$1,000
Koch Industries$900
Total Raised in 2010 $24,878

2008

In 2008 Cohoon collected $22,014 in donations.[8]

Four of his largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Associated General Contractors of Iowa $2,500
Iowa Wholesale Beer Distributors Association $1,500
International Association of Fire Fighters $1,000
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 125 $1,000

Personal

Cohoon is a member of the Burlington Education Association, Des Moines County District Central Committee, Geode Education Association, Iowa State Education Association, and the Oak Street Baptist Church.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Sands (R)
Iowa House of Representatives District 87
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Iowa House of Representatives District 88
1987–2013
Succeeded by
Thomas Sands (R)