|Iowa House of Representatives District 84|
| Term in office began|
| Term in office ended|
Gayman served as Regional Political Director of the Barack Obama Presidential Campaign from 2007-2008. She is a College Professor, grant writer, and political consultant.
She is a member of the American Association of University Women, American Red Cross, Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service Board, and Safer Foundation Board.
- Administration and Rules (Vice Chair)
- Environmental Protection
- Veterans Affairs
Gayman did not run for re-election in 2010.
On November 4, 2008, Gayman was re-elected to the 84th District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Ross C. Paustian (R)  Gayman raised $489,993 for her campaign, while Paustian raised $197,257. 
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 84|
|Elesha Gayman (D)||8,397|
|Ross C. Paustian (R)||7,593|
In 2008 Gayman collected $489,993 in donations.
Her four largest contributors were:
|Iowa Democratic Party||$347,100|
|United Food & Commercial Workers International Union||$13,000|
|Laborers Local 309||$7,500|
|Iowa Federation of Labor||$6,500|
- Elesha Gayman's Personal Website
- Elesha Gayman on the Iowa House Website
- Project Vote Smart Bio
- Project Vote Smart Legislative Profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006
- Elesha Gayman on Facebook
|Iowa House of Representatives District 84
| Succeeded by|
Ross C. Paustian
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