Dennis Cohoon

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Dennis Cohoon
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Iowa House of Representatives District 88
In office
Term ends
January 10, 2013
Years in position 28
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$118/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1986
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sSoutheastern Community College, 1974
Bachelor'sIowa Wesleyan College, 1977
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army National Guard
Years of service1973-1979
Date of birthMarch 29, 1953
Place of birthBurlington, IA
Office website
Dennis Cohoon (b. March 29, 1953) is a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing the 88th District since 1987.

Cohoon is a Special Education Teacher at Burlington Community High School, and has served in the United States Army National Guard.

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.[1]

Committee assignments


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


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



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.[2]

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


On November 4, 2008, Cohoon was re-elected to the 88th District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives with no opposition. [3] He raised $22,014 for his campaign. [4]

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

Campaign donors


In 2010 Cohoon collected $24,878 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed as follows:[5]

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


In 2008 Cohoon collected $22,014 in donations.[6]

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

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