Dick Dearden

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Dick Dearden
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Iowa State Senate District 34
Incumbent
Assumed office
1994
Current term ends
2010
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 1994.

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

Elections

2008

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

2008

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

Personal

Dearden and his wife, Sharon, have three children.

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References

  1. 2008 Iowa Election Results
  2. Money Raised by Iowa Candidates, 2008
  3. 2008 Contributions to Dick Dearden
Political offices
Preceded by
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Iowa Senate District 34
1994–present
Succeeded by
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