Jerry Kearns

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Jerry Kearns
Jerry Kearns.jpg
Iowa House of Representatives District 92
In office
Term ends
January 10, 2013
Years in position 6
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$118/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sSoutheastern Community College
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service1965-1969
Office website
Jerry Kearns is a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing the 92nd District since 2009. He was a County Supervisor on the Lee County Board of Supervisors from 1983-2001.

Kearns served in the United States Air Force from 1965-1969. He has worked as an Industrial Electrician with Metzeler Automotive, and as a Staff Representative of the United Steelworkers.

He is a member of the Lee County Labor Council, University of Iowa Labor Advisory Board, and Co-Chair of the Lee County Labor-Management Commission.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kearns has been appointed to the following committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kearns served on the following committees:



See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kearns won re-election to the 92nd District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. He was also unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[2]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 92 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJerry Kearns (D) 4,955
Richard Gates (R) 3,667


On November 4, 2008, Kearns was elected to the 92nd District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Gary G. Ramaker (R). [3] Kearns raised $46,008 for his campaign, while Ramaker raised $5,544. [4]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 92
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJerry Kearns (D) 7,613
Gary G. Ramaker (R) 5,149

Campaign donors


In 2010 Kearns collected $28,566 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed as follows:[5]

Iowa House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jerry Kearns's campaign in 2010
Steelworkers District 11$5,000
Iowa Democratic Party$2,937
Associated General Contractors Of Iowa$1,500
Iowa Wholesale Beer Distributors Association$1,250
Iowa State Auto Workers$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $28,566


In 2008 Kearns collected $46,008 in donations.[6]

Four of his largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Steelworkers District 11 $5,500
AFSCME Iowa Council 61 $5,000
Iowa State Auto Workers $2,000
Hoffman, james $2,000

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