Guy Vander Linden

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Guy Vander Linden
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Iowa House of Representatives District 79
Incumbent
In office
January 10, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Iowa
Master'sUniversity of Southern California
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Marines
Years of service1973-2000
Personal
BirthdayApril 6, 1948
Place of birthOskaloosa, IA
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Guy Vander Linden is a Republican member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 79. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Vander Linden earned his B.S. from the University of Iowa and his M.S. from the University of Southern California. His professional experience includes working as the Vice President of Agusta Westland, Inc. and for the defense division of Rolls-Royce. He served in the United States Marines, reaching the rank of Brigadier General.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Linden served on the following committees:

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Commerce
State Government, Chair
Ways and Means

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Linden served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Iowa House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Guy Vander Linden was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3]

2012

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Vander Linden ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 79. Vander Linden ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated Chris Wilson (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 79, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGuy Vander Linden Incumbent 72.1% 10,804
     Democratic Chris Wilson 27.9% 4,177
Total Votes 14,981

2010

Vander Linden won election to the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating incumbent Eric Palmer (D) in the November 2 general election.[6]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 75 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGuy Vander Linden (R) 6,015
Eric Palmer (D) 5,324

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Vander Linden is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Vander Linden raised a total of $343,113 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[7]

Guy Vander Linden's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State House, District 79 Won $63,530
2010 Iowa State House, District 75 Won $279,583
Grand Total Raised $343,113

2012

Vander Linden won re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Vander Linden raised a total of $63,530.
Iowa House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Guy Vander Linden's campaign in 2012
Brownell Iii, Frank$22,500
Bieri, M Jean$5,000
Crookham, Joe P$5,000
Associated General Contractors of Iowa$2,000
Iowa Dental Association$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$63,530
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Linden raised $279,583 in contributions.[8]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Republican Party $208,257
Brownell Iii, Frank $15,000
Crookham, Joe P $8,500
Brownell, Peter R $7,500

Personal

Linden has three children.

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2012

In 2012, the 84th Iowa State Legislature was in session from January 9 to May 9.[9]

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Legislators are scored on their votes on "key conservative issues."
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Political offices
Preceded by
Jeff Kaufmann (R)
Iowa House of Representatives District 79
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Eric Palmer
Iowa House of Representatives District 75
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Dawn Pettengill (R)