Difference between revisions of "Dick Dearden"

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
(assumed office dates)
m (Text replace - 'Committee, Iowa Senate' to 'Committee, Iowa State Senate')
Line 18: Line 18:
==Committee assignments==
==Committee assignments==
* [[Appropriations Committee, Iowa Senate]]
* [[Appropriations Committee, Iowa State Senate]]
* [[Ethics Committee, Iowa Senate]]
* [[Ethics Committee, Iowa State Senate]]
* [[Labor and Business Relations Committee, Iowa Senate]]
* [[Labor and Business Relations Committee, Iowa State Senate]]
* [[Natural Resources Committee, Iowa Senate]]
* [[Natural Resources Committee, Iowa State Senate]]
* [[Rules and Administration Committee, Iowa Senate]]
* [[Rules and Administration Committee, Iowa State Senate]]
* [[State Government Committee, Iowa Senate]]
* [[State Government Committee, Iowa State Senate]]

Revision as of 13:41, 23 March 2011

Dick Dearden
Iowa State Senate District 34
Assumed office
Current term ends
Political party Democratic
Profession Job Developer
Website Senate website
Dick Dearden (b. June 3, 1938) is a Democratic member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 34. Dearden was Chair of the Polk County Democrats from 1980 to 1982. In 1996 he was a delegate at the Democratic National Convention. He has been on the Polk County Central Committee since 1972. He joined the Iowa State Senate in 1995.

Dearden received his diploma from Des Moines East High School in 1957.

Dearden was a Representative for Almalgated Meat Cutters. He has also worked as Supervisor for AMF Lawn and Garden. He served in the Iowa National Guard from 1956 to 1962. He has been a Job Developer for the 5th Judicial District since 1986.

Committee assignments



On November 4, 2008, Dearden was re-elected to the 34th District Seat in the Iowa State Senate, defeating Scott Strosahl (R).[1] Dearden raised $26,705 for his campaign, while Strosahl raised $4,995. [2]

Iowa State Senate, District 34 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDick Dearden (D) 17,705
Scott Strosahl (R) 9,615

Campaign Donors


In 2008 Dearden collected $26,705 in donations.[3]

Four of his largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Associated General Contractors of Iowa $3,500
Chesley, Stanley M. $2,000
Laborers Local 353 $1,000
Iowa Motor Truck Association $1,000


Dearden and his wife, Sharon, have three children.

External links

Suggest a link

Wikipedia® has an article on:


  1. 2008 Iowa Election Results
  2. Money Raised by Iowa Candidates, 2008
  3. 2008 Contributions to Dick Dearden
Political offices
Preceded by
Iowa Senate District 34
Succeeded by