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Joe Seng
Iowa State Senate District 45
In office
Term ends
January 10, 2015
Years in position 12
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'sIowa State University
Date of birthSeptember 27, 1946
Place of birthLost Nation, IA
Office website
Personal website
Joe Seng (b. September 27, 1946) is a Democratic member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 45. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002. He previously served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 2000 to 2002. He served as a Councilman for the City of Davenport.


Seng earned his D.V.M. from Iowa State University. His professional experience includes working as a vegetarian.

Committee assignments


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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Agriculture, Chair
Labor and Business Relations
Natural Resources & Environment
Ways and Means, Vice-chair


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


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



See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Iowa State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Joe M. Seng defeated Mark James Riley in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3]

Iowa State Senate, District 45 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Seng Incumbent 82% 614
Mark Riley 18% 135
Total Votes 749


See also: Iowa's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Seng ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Iowa's 2nd District. Seng sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket.[4] Seng was defeated by incumbent Dave Loebsack in the Democratic primary.[5] John Archer defeated Dan Dolan in the Republican primary.[5] Candidates wishing to run were required to file by the signature filing deadline of March 16, 2012. The primary elections took place on June 5, 2012.[6]

U.S. House, Iowa District 2 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDave Loebsack Incumbent 81.7% 17,467
Joe Seng 18.3% 3,913
Total Votes 21,380


See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2010

Seng defeated Republican candidate Mark Riley by a margin of 9,894 to 5,991 in the November 2 general election.[7]

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

Iowa State Senate, District 43 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Seng (D) 9,894 62.3%
Mark Riley (R) 5,991 37.7%


On November 7, 2006, Seng was re-elected to the 43rd District Seat in the Iowa State Senate with no opposition.[9] He raised $21,501 for his campaign.[10]

Iowa State Senate, District 43 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Seng (D) 13,017

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Seng was up for re-election, he collected $31,626 in donations.[11]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Iowa State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joe Seng's campaign in 2010
John Deere & Co$2,500
Associated General Contractors Of Iowa$2,500
Iowa Corn Growers Association$2,500
Koch Industries$1,000
Iowa Credit Union League$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $31,626


In 2006 Seng collected $21,501 in donations.[12]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Forward Together PAC $2,000
Associated General Contractors Association $1,500
Neilsen, Craig H. $1,150
All Children Matter $1,000


Seng has a child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Sandra Greiner (R)
Iowa State Senate District 45
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Derryl McLaren
Iowa State Senate District 43
Succeeded by
Joe Bolkcom (D)