Dennis Guth

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Dennis Guth
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Iowa State Senate District 4
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$118/day
High schoolKlemme Community School
Bachelor'sIowa State University
Dennis Guth is a Republican member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 4 since 2013.

Guth attended Iowa State University, receiving a Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Mechanization.[1]


Campaign Themes

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

  • "Stop and reverse federal encroachment on Iowa’s sovereignty and state’s rights."
  • "Defend Iowa’s “English Only” law; and promote laws which prohibit illegal aliens from employment and state benefits."
  • "Reduce the power and scope of unelected bureaucracies."
  • "Restore the right of parents to direct their children’s education, and Keep control of schools with the local school board, not with state or federal agencies."
  • "Defend Iowa’s “Right to Work” law."
  • "Defend Iowans from excessive, unjustified and punitive taxation."
  • "Restore and defend the right to life of all innocent persons, from fertilization to natural death."
  • "Restore our right to keep and bear arms and Defend against any infringement on the right to keep and bear arms."
  • "Restore traditional marriage by calling for a constitutional amendment which defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman."



See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2012

Guth won election in the 2012 election for Iowa State Senate District 4. He defeated James E. Black in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated Bob Jennings (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Iowa State Senate, District 4, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Guth 52.9% 16,033
     Democratic Bob Jennings 47.1% 14,299
Total Votes 30,332

Iowa State Senate, District 4 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Guth 52.5% 2,581
James Black 47.5% 2,333
Total Votes 4,914

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Kibbie (D)
Iowa State Senate District 4
Succeeded by