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|Iowa State Senate District 34|
| Assumed office|
| Current term ends|
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.
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 1994. He has served in that position since, representing the 34th district.
- Appropriations Committee, Iowa Senate
- Ethics Committee, Iowa Senate
- Labor and Business Relations Committee, Iowa Senate
- Natural Resources Committee, Iowa Senate
- Rules and Administration Committee, Iowa Senate
- State Government Committee, Iowa Senate
Dearden and his wife, Sharon, have three children.
- Official Iowa State Senate website of Dick Dearden
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998