Jeff Danielson

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Jeff Danielson
Iowa State Senate District 10
In office
Term ends
January 10, 2013
Years in position 10
President Pro Tempore, Iowa State Senate
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$118/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
AssociatesHawkeye Community College
Bachelor'sUniversity of Northern Iowa
Master'sUniversity of Northern Iowa, 2004
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1988-1994
Date of birthAugust 6, 1970
Place of birthWaterloo, IA
Office website
Personal website
Jeff Danielson (b. August 6, 1970) is a Democratic member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 10. He has been Senate President Pro Tempore since 2006. Danielson was a candidate for the Iowa State House of Representatives, District 20, in 2002.

Danelson earned his AA from Hawkeye Community College. He went on to receive his BA in Public Administration from the University of Northern Iowa. He later earned his MPP from the University of Northern Iowa in 2004.

Danielson was Electronics Warfare Technician 2nd Class in the United States Navy from 1988 to 1994. He is currently a Firefighter for Cedar Falls, Iowa. He is also Commissioner of the Iowa Department of Transportation.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Danielson has been appointed to these committees:


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



See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2012

Danielson is running for re-election to the Iowa State Senate in 2012. Due to redistricting, he is running in district 30. Danielson is running unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012. Matt Reisetter is running unopposed in the Republican primary. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.[1]


On November 4, 2008, Danielson was re-elected to the 10th District Seat in the Iowa State Senate, defeating Walt Rogers (R). A districtwide recount was conducted after one of the closest races in Black Hawk County history. On November 26, 2008, Rogers conceded the race.[2][3]

Danielson raised $270,574 for his campaign, while Rogers raised $78,184. [4]

Iowa State Senate, District 10, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Danielson Incumbent 50% 16,103
     Republican Walt Rogers 50% 16,081
Total Votes 32,184

Campaign donors


In 2008 Danielson collected $270,574 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Senate Democratic Majority Fund $98,843
International Association of Fire Fighters $20,000
AFSCME Iowa Council 61 $10,000
All Children Matter $8,171

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Danielson and his wife, Kim, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Merlin Bartz
Iowa Senate District 10
Succeeded by