Jack Hatch

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Jack Hatch
Current candidacy
Running for Governor of Iowa
Date of primaryJune 3, 2014
Current office
Iowa State Senate District 17
In office
Term ends
January 10, 2015
Years in position 11
Assistant Majority Leader, Iowa State Senate
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Iowa State House of Representatives
Bachelor'sDrake University, 1972
Master'sDrake University, 1973
BirthdayMarch 13, 1950
Place of birthHartford, CT
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Jack Hatch (b. March 13, 1950) is a Democratic member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 17. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002. He previously served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1984 to 2002.

On September 16, 2013, Hatch announced his candidacy for the office of Governor of Iowa. He is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014, and hopes to unseat long-serving Republican incumbent Terry Branstad in the general election, which takes place November 4, 2014.[1][2][3]


Hatch earned his B.S. and M.P.A. from Drake University in 1972 and 1973, respectively. His professional experience includes working as Chair of the National Housing and Neighborhood Development Corporation, Assistant Planner for the City of Des Moines, Assistant Director for the Central Iowa Regional Association of Local Government, Owner of Hatch and Associates, and real estate developer.

Committee assignments


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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Economic Growth/Rebuild Iowa
Human Resources
Labor and Business Relations


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hatch served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hatch served on these committees:



See also: Iowa gubernatorial election, 2014

Hatch is running for Governor of Iowa in 2014. He is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014.[2] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.[4]


See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2010

Hatch won re-election to the 33rd District seat in the November 2 general election. He was unopposed and received 10,565 votes.[5]

In the June 8 primary election, Hatch ran unopposed.[6]

Iowa State Senate, District 33 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jack Hatch (D) 10,565 100%


On November 7, 2006, Hatch was re-elected to the 33rd District Seat in the Iowa State Senate with no opposition.[7] He raised $54,212 for his campaign.[8]

Iowa State Senate, District 33 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJack Hatch (D) 10,204

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Hatch was up for re-election, he collected $51,107 in donations.[9]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Iowa State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jack Hatch's campaign in 2010
Iowa Dental Association$6,000
Iowa Association Of Community Providers$5,000
Iowa Democratic Party$3,774
Iowa Healthcare Association$2,500
Allbee, Richard A$2,000
Total Raised in 2010 $51,107


In 2006 Hatch collected $54,212 in donations.[10]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Hospital Association $3,500
Iowa Healthcare Association $3,000
Foster, Holmes and Marjorie A. $2,500
Bookey, Harry $2,500


Hatch and his wife, Sonja Roberts, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Wally Horn (D)
Iowa State Senate District 17
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Jeff Lamberti
Iowa State Senate District 33
Succeeded by
Robert Hogg (D)