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{{tnr}}'''George Eichhorn''' (born in Davenport, [[Iowa]]) is a former member of the [[Iowa State Legislature]], representing District 9 for two years starting in 2005. On December 17, 2009, he announced his candidacy for the office of secretary of state and challenge incumbent [[Democrat]] [[Michael Mauro]] for the position. <ref>[http://theiowarepublican.com/home/2009/12/17/george-eichhorn-announces-for-iowa-secretary-of-state/ ''The Iowa Republican'' "George Eichhorn Announces for Iowa Secretary of State" 17 Dec. 2009]</ref>
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{{Sos2010}}{{tnr}}'''George Eichhorn''' (born in Davenport, [[Iowa]]) is a former member of the [[Iowa State Legislature]], representing District 9 for two years starting in 2005. On December 17, 2009, he announced his candidacy for the office of secretary of state and challenge incumbent [[Democrat]] [[Michael Mauro]] for the position. <ref>[http://theiowarepublican.com/home/2009/12/17/george-eichhorn-announces-for-iowa-secretary-of-state/ ''The Iowa Republican'' "George Eichhorn Announces for Iowa Secretary of State" 17 Dec. 2009]</ref>
  
 
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In the midst of his tenure as a State Representative, Eichhorn voted in favor of House File 130, also known as the [[Iowa]] Dream Act. <ref>[http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&menu=false&ga=81&hbill=HF130 The Iowa Legislature - House File 130]</ref> The Dream Act "allows undocumented (or illegal) students to qualify for instate tuition and other scholarships/financial aid offered by the state." <ref>[http://www.iowacci.org/Issues/latino/latino_more_dreamact.htm Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement - The Dream Act]</ref> <ref>[http://theiowarepublican.com/home/2010/05/17/eichhorn-schultz-immigration/ ''The Iowa Republican'' "Eichhorn, Schultz & Immigration" 17 May, 2010]</ref>
  
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George Eichhorn (born in Davenport, Iowa) is a former member of the Iowa State Legislature, representing District 9 for two years starting in 2005. On December 17, 2009, he announced his candidacy for the office of secretary of state and challenge incumbent Democrat Michael Mauro for the position. [1]

Education

  • Graduated from Davenport Central High School
  • Bachelor's degree, Drake University (with honors)
  • Juris Doctorate degree, Drake University Law School

Political issues

Illegal immigration

In the midst of his tenure as a State Representative, Eichhorn voted in favor of House File 130, also known as the Iowa Dream Act. [2] The Dream Act "allows undocumented (or illegal) students to qualify for instate tuition and other scholarships/financial aid offered by the state." [3] [4]

Elections

2000

2000 Race for Iowa House of Representatives, District 14 - Republican Primary [5]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg George Eichhorn (R) 58.0%
Gary E. Nelson (R) 42.0%
Total votes 960
2000 Race for Iowa House of Representatives, District 14 - General Election [6]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg George Eichhorn (R) 53.3%
Cherry L. Marsden (D) 46.7%
Total votes 12,193

2002

2002 Race for Iowa House of Representatives, District 9 - General Election [7]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg George Eichhorn (R) 58.7%
Sidney G. Baker (D) 41.3%
Total votes 9,401

2004

2004 Race for Iowa House of Representatives, District 9 - General Election [8]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg George Eichhorn (R) 57.6%
Sidney G. Baker (D) 42.3%
Total votes 13,330

2006

2006 Race for Iowa House of Representatives, District 9 - General Election [9]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg McKinley Bailey (D) 55.2%
George Eichhorn (R) 44.8%
Total votes 10,295

2008

2008 Race for United States Senate - Republican Primary [10]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Christopher Reed (R) 35.5%
George Eichhorn (R) 34.6%
Steve Rathje (R) 29.9%
Total votes 70,416

2010

See also: Iowa Secretary of State election, 2010
2010 Race for Secretary of State - Republican Primary [11]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda Matt Schultz 46.9%
     Democratic Party George Eichhorn 26.8%
     Libertarian Party Chris Sanger 26.0%
     Write-In 0.3%
Total Votes 164,817

External links

Republican George Eichhorn for Secretary of State Campaign logo

References