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Joe Seng
Current candidacy
Running for U.S. House of Representatives, Iowa's 2nd Congressional District
Date of primaryJune 5, 2012
General electionNovember 6, 2012
Current office
Iowa State Senate District 43
In office
Term ends
January 10, 2015
Years in position 12
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$118/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 43. Seng was a Councilman for the City of Davenport. He served in the Iowa State House of Representative from 2000 to 2002. He then joined the Iowa State Senate in 2003. Seng is a 2012 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 2nd Congressional District of Iowa.


Seng earned his DVM from Iowa State University.


Seng is a Veterinarian.

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Iowa's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012

Seng is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Iowa's 2nd District. Seng is seeking the nomination on the Democratic ticket.[1] Seng is running against incumbent Dave Loebsack in the Democratic primary. Candidates John Archer and Dan Dolan are running in the Republican primary. Candidates wishing to run were required to file by the signature filing deadline of March 16, 2012. The primary elections will be held on June 5, 2012.


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. [2]

In the June 8 primary election, Seng ran unopposed. [3]

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. [4] He raised $21,501 for his campaign. [5]

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.[6]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Hawaii 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.[7]

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

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Preceded by
Derryl McLaren
Iowa Senate District 43
Succeeded by