Dennis Cohoon

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Dennis Cohoon
Dennis Cohoon.jpg
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, 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.[2][3]


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.[4]

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. [5] He raised $22,014 for his campaign. [6]

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:[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


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

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