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James Hahn

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James Hahn
Iowa State Senate District 40
Former Member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Iowa State House of Representatives
High schoolMuscatine High School, 1953
Date of birthOctober 25, 1935
Place of birthMuscatine, IA
Office website
James Hahn (b. October 25, 1935) is a former Republican member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 40 from 2005 to 2013. Hahn previously served in the Iowa State House of Representatives from 1990 to 2004.

Hahn received his diploma from Muscatine High School in 1953.

Hahn has worked the Sand and Gravel Ready Mix family business and Fruits and Vegetables Family Business. He was a farmer from 1964 to 1990. In 1990 he worked as an Insurance Adjuster. He has been a Real Estate Salesperson since 1989.

Committee assignments


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


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


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

James Hahn endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2012

Hahn ran for re-election to the Iowa State Senate in 2012. Due to redistricting, he ran in district 46. Hahn lost to District 42 incumbent Shawn Hamerlinck in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012.[2][3]

Iowa State Senate, District 46 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngShawn Hamerlinck Incumbent 60.9% 1,476
Jim Hahn Incumbent 39.1% 947
Total Votes 2,423


On November 4, 2008, Hahn was re-elected to the 40th District Seat in the Iowa State Senate, defeating Sharon Savage (D).[4] Hahn raised $143,067 for his campaign, while Savage raised $258,270. [5]

Iowa State Senate, District 40 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJames Hahn (R) 14,134
Sharon Savage (D) 12,939

Campaign donors


In 2008 Hahn collected $143,067 in donations.[6]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Republican Party $49,705
Iowans for Tax Relief $10,000
Iowa Association of Realtors $5,000
Iowa Bankers Association $3,500

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Hahn is widowed and has four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jerry Behn
Iowa State Senate District 40
Succeeded by
Ken Rozenboom (R)