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}}{{tnr}}'''Jerry Behn''' (b. January 31, 1954) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Iowa State Senate]], representing District 24 since 1997 and currently serving as Assistant Minority Leader . Behn was County Supervisor for Boone County from 1995 to 1996.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Jerry Behn''' (b. January 31, 1954) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Iowa State Senate]], representing [[Iowa State Senate District 24|District 24]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996. He served as County Supervisor for Boone County from 1995 to 1996.
  
Behn has received his high school diploma.
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Behn serves as [[State Senate Assistant Minority Leader|Assistant Minority Leader]].
  
Behn is a farmer.
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==Biography==
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Behn's professional experience includes working as a farmer.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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:: ''See also: [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2012]]''
  
Behn ran for re-election to [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2012|Iowa State Senate]] District 24 in 2012. Behn ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated [[Shelly Stotts]] in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://electionresults.sos.iowa.gov/default.aspx?eid=22 ''Iowa Secretary of State,'' "Official Primary Results"]</ref><ref>[http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/2012/primary/candlist.pdf ''Iowa Department of Elections,'' "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed April 17, 2012]</ref>
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Behn ran for re-election to [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2012|Iowa State Senate]] District 24 in 2012. Behn ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated [[Shelly Stotts]] in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://electionresults.sos.iowa.gov/default.aspx?eid=22 ''Iowa Secretary of State,'' "Official Primary Results," accessed April 7, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/2012/primary/candlist.pdf ''Iowa Department of Elections,'' "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed April 17, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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===2008===
 
===2008===
On November 4, 2008, Behn was re-elected to the 24th District Seat in the [[Iowa State Senate]], defeating Albert Sorensen (D). <ref>[http://www.sos.state.ia.us/pdfs/elections/2008/OfficialCanvass2008General.pdf 2008 Iowa Election Results]</ref> Behn raised $157,379 for his campaign, while Sorensen raised $22,667. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=IA&y=2008 2008 Money Raised, Iowa Candidates]</ref>
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On November 4, 2008, Behn was re-elected to the 24th District Seat in the [[Iowa State Senate]], defeating Albert Sorensen (D).<ref>[http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/results/index.html#7 ''Iowa Secretary of State'', "2008 Official election results," accessed April 7, 2014]</ref> Behn raised $157,379 for his campaign, while Sorensen raised $22,667.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=IA&y=2008 ''Follow The Money'', "Money raised by 2008 Senate candidates," accessed April 8, 2014]</ref>
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Behn
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|Full name = Jerry Behn
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|year = 1998
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|Editdate = September 19, 2013
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=2644 ''followthemoney.org'', "Behn, Jerry," accessed September 19, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|totalraised2012 = 392750
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2012|Iowa State Senate, District 24]]
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|totalraised2010 = 2411
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|result2010 = N/A
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|office2010 = [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2010|Iowa State Senate, District 24]]
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|totalraised2008 = 157379
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2008|Iowa State Senate, District 24]]
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|totalraised2006 = 38234
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|result2006 = N/A
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|office2006 = [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2006|Iowa State Senate, District 24]]
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|totalraised2004 = 115124
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|result2004 = Won
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|office2004 = [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2004|Iowa State Senate, District 24]]
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|totalraised2000 = 122422
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|result2000 = Won
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|office2000 = [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2000|Iowa State Senate, District 40]]
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|totalraised1998 = 14338
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|result1998 = N/A
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|office1998 = [[Iowa State Senate elections, 1998|Iowa State Senate, District 40]]
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}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
{{State leg donor}}
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Behn
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|full Name = Jerry Behn
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=140088
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|office= Iowa State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 392,750
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|org1 = Iowa Republican Party
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|org2 = Concordia Group
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|org3 = Iowans For Tax Relief
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|org4 = Iowa Healthcare Association
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|org5 = Stark, C Richard Jr
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|orgamount1 = 45954
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|orgamount2 = 26000
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|orgamount3 = 23500
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|orgamount4 = 9250
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|orgamount5 = 9250
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|}}
  
==Recent news==
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==Scorecards==
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
 
Behn and his wife, Denise, have four children.
 
Behn and his wife, Denise, have four children.
  
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Jerry + Behn + Iowa + Senate'''
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==See also==
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* [[Iowa State Senate]]
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* [[Iowa State Senate#Committees|Iowa Senate Committees]]
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* [[Iowa State Senate District 24]]
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* [[Iowa State Legislature]]
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.legis.iowa.gov/Legislators/legislator.aspx?GA=84&PID=140 Official Iowa State Senate website of Jerry Behn]
 
*[http://www.legis.iowa.gov/Legislators/legislator.aspx?GA=84&PID=140 Official Iowa State Senate website of Jerry Behn]
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*[http://openstates.org/ia/legislators/IAL000005/jerry-behn/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=10899 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=10899 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/voting_category.php?can_id=10899 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/voting_category.php?can_id=10899 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96432 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=80082 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=62877 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=27691 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=27392 1998]  
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*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=140088 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=118187 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96432 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=80082 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=62877 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=27691 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=27392 1998]  
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jerry-Behn/104022499633538 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jerry-Behn/104022499633538 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
  
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Jerry Behn
Behn.jpg
Iowa State Senate District 24
Incumbent
In office
1997-Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 17
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
County Supervisor, Boone County
1995-1996
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 31, 1954
Place of birthBoone County, IA
ProfessionFarmer
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jerry Behn (b. January 31, 1954) is a Republican member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 24. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996. He served as County Supervisor for Boone County from 1995 to 1996.

Behn serves as Assistant Minority Leader.

Biography

Behn's professional experience includes working as a farmer.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Economic Growth/Rebuild Iowa
Education
Ethics
Transportation
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2012

Behn ran for re-election to Iowa State Senate District 24 in 2012. Behn ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated Shelly Stotts in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Iowa State Senate, District 24, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJerry Behn Incumbent 54.8% 17,035
     Democratic Shelly Stotts 45.2% 14,049
Total Votes 31,084

2008

On November 4, 2008, Behn was re-elected to the 24th District Seat in the Iowa State Senate, defeating Albert Sorensen (D).[3] Behn raised $157,379 for his campaign, while Sorensen raised $22,667.[4]

Iowa State Senate, District 24 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJerry Behn (R) 22,970
Albert Sorensen (D) 16,223

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Behn is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Behn raised a total of $842,658 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[5]

Jerry Behn's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State Senate, District 24 Won $392,750
2010 Iowa State Senate, District 24 Not up for election $2,411
2008 Iowa State Senate, District 24 Won $157,379
2006 Iowa State Senate, District 24 Not up for election $38,234
2004 Iowa State Senate, District 24 Won $115,124
2000 Iowa State Senate, District 40 Won $122,422
1998 Iowa State Senate, District 40 Not up for election $14,338
Grand Total Raised $842,658

2012

Behn won re-election to the Iowa State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Behn raised a total of $392,750.
Iowa State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jerry Behn's campaign in 2012
Iowa Republican Party$45,954
Concordia Group$26,000
Iowans For Tax Relief$23,500
Iowa Healthcare Association$9,250
Stark, C Richard Jr$9,250
Total Raised in 2012$392,750
Source:Follow the Money

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2012

In 2012, the 84th Iowa State Legislature was in session from January 9 to May 9.[6]

Legislators are scored on "their records on constitutional principles and civil liberties."
Legislators are scored on their votes on "key conservative issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes with or against SC's official position.

Personal

Behn and his wife, Denise, have four children.

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