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  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Tenure = January 10, 2011-Present
 
  |Tenure = January 10, 2011-Present
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 11, 2015]]
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  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 4, 2014|January 8, 2017]]
 
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  |Political party = Republican
 
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  |Per diem = $135/day
 
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  |Last election = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Last election = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 27|November 4, 2014]]
 
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  |First elected = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
 
  |First elected = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
 
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  |Next election = November 4, 2014
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  |Next election = November 8, 2016
 
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  |Office website = http://www.legis.iowa.gov/Legislators/legislator.aspx?GA=84&PID=10806
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  |Office website = http://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislators/legislator?ga=85&personID=9409
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  |Campaign website = http://fryforiowahouse.com/
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Joel Fry''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], representing District 27 and serving as [[State House Assistant Majority Leader|Assistant Majority Leader]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Joel Fry''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], representing [[Iowa House of Representatives District 27|District 27]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
  
Fry earned his B.A. from Simpson College and his an M.S. in Social Work from the University of Iowa. His professional experience includes working as a health care consultant and president of TEAM Restoration Ministries, and adjunct faculty at Simpson College and the University of Iowa School of Social Work.<ref>[http://fryforiowahouse.com/ ''Joel Fry for Iowa House'', "Bio," accessed June 28, 2011.]</ref>
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Fry serves as [[State House Assistant Majority Leader|Assistant Majority Leader]].
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==Biography==
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Fry earned his B.A. from Simpson College and his an M.S. in Social Work from the University of Iowa. His professional experience includes working as a health care consultant, President of TEAM Restoration Ministries and Adjunct Faculty at Simpson College and the University of Iowa School of Social Work.<ref>[http://fryforiowahouse.com/ ''fryforiowahouse.com'', "Bio," accessed June 28, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2014====
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Fry's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://fryforiowahouse.com/ ''fryforiowahouse.com'', "Official campaign website," accessed September 25, 2014]</ref>
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'''Constitutional Rights'''
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*Excerpt: "As citizens of a free country, we must stand up and abide by the Constitution of the United States. I will fight to uphold those basic rights of the Iowa Constitution to their fullest."
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'''Economic Development'''
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*Excerpt: "I understand the need for less bureaucracy and taxation. I support a reduction in property taxes that will ultimately fuel business and create more job opportunities. Stimulating an environment where entrepreneurial business can begin is critical to the rural way of life as well as returning Iowa's sons and daughters back to their native homes."
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'''Education'''
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*Excerpt: "Every family deserves the choice of how best to meet the educational needs of their children. Many families are unable to choose to place their children in private or home school programs due to financial constraints. I will help create programs that allow parents the choice of how to educate their children. These options should be available to all citizens regardless of economic status."
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'''Honest Leadership'''
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*Excerpt: "Overwhelmingly, constituents everywhere raise intense frustration over the Iowa Supreme Court stripping Iowans of our constitutional right to vote on the definition of marriage. I am committed to standing firm on allowing the citizens of the state to vote on this issue."
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'''Iowa's Economy'''
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*Excerpt: "I believe that a more stable economy means a more stable home life for all Iowans. The current economic conditions have affected all households which ultimately caused us all to review our household budget. In that review each family has to make decisions where they will choose to continue spending their income. The same must be true for government."
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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{{IA HD27 2014}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
Fry ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|Iowa House of Representatives]] District 27. Fry defeated [[James Demichelis, Jr.]] in the Republican primary on June 5, 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 May 15, 2012]</ref>
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Fry ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|Iowa House of Representatives]] District 27. Fry defeated [[James Demichelis, Jr.]] in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012.<ref>[http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/2012/primary/canvsummary.pdf ''Iowa Secretary of State,'' "Official Primary Results," accessed October 1, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/2012/primary/candlist.pdf ''Iowa Department of Elections,'' "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed May 15, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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===2010===
 
===2010===
Fry won election to the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], defeating incumbent [[Michael Reasoner]] (D) in the November 2 general election.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.ia.us/pdfs/elections/2010/streporr.pdf Official Iowa House of Representatives General Election Results, 2010]</ref>  
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Fry won election to the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], defeating incumbent [[Michael Reasoner]] (D) in the November 2 general election.<ref>[http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/2010/gensummaryorr.pdf ''Iowa Secretary of State'', "Official 2010 General election results," accessed October 1, 2014]</ref>  
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Fry
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|Full name = Joel Fry
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|year = 2010
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|Editdate = September 19, 2013
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=141894 ''followthemoney.org'', "Fry, Joel," accessed September 19, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|totalraised2012 = 37466
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|Iowa State House, District 27]]
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|totalraised2010 = 239995
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010|Iowa State House, District 95]]
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}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
{{State leg donor}}
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|name = Fry
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|full Name = Joel Fry
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=140232
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|office= Iowa House of Representatives
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 37,466
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|org1 = Iowa Republican Party
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|org2 = Iowa Hospital Association
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|org3 = Iowa Dental Association
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|org4 = Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa
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|org5 = Iowa Medical Society
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|orgamount1 = 5313
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|orgamount2 = 2000
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|orgamount3 = 1500
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|orgamount4 = 1500
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|orgamount5 = 1500
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|}}
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===2010===
 
===2010===
In 2010 Fry collected $239,995 in campaign donations.  The largest donors are listed as follows:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=IA&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable 2010 Contributions to Iowa House candidates]</ref>
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In 2010 Fry collected $239,995 in campaign donations.  The largest donors are listed as follows:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=IA&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable ''Follow The Money'', "2010 Contributions," accessed April 7, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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Fry and his wife, Heather, have three children.
 
Fry and his wife, Heather, have three children.
  
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==Scorecards==
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{{Iowa legislature scorecards|Begin=2011|End=2020}}
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
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==See also==
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* [[Iowa House of Representatives]]
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* [[Iowa House of Representatives#Committees|Iowa House Committees]]
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* [[Iowa House of Representatives District 27]]
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* [[Iowa State Legislature]]
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.legis.iowa.gov/Legislators/legislator.aspx?GA=84&PID=10806 Iowa House of Representatives - Joel Fry]
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*[http://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislators/legislator?ga=85&personID=9409 Profile from the Iowa House of Representatives]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=122009 Project Vote Smart biography]
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*[http://fryforiowahouse.com/ Official campaign website]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=122009 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*[http://openstates.org/ia/legislators/IAL000068/joel-fry/ Profile from Open States]
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=121728 2010]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=122009 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=122009 Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=140232 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=121728 2010]
  
 
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Joel Fry
Joel Fry.jpg
Iowa House of Representatives District 27
Incumbent
In office
January 10, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSimpson College
Master'sUniversity of Iowa School of Social Work
Personal
Place of birthOsceola, IA
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Joel Fry is a Republican member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 27. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Fry serves as Assistant Majority Leader.

Biography

Fry earned his B.A. from Simpson College and his an M.S. in Social Work from the University of Iowa. His professional experience includes working as a health care consultant, President of TEAM Restoration Ministries and Adjunct Faculty at Simpson College and the University of Iowa School of Social Work.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Administration and Rules
Education
Human Resources
Labor
Public Safety

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Fry served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Fry's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Constitutional Rights

  • Excerpt: "As citizens of a free country, we must stand up and abide by the Constitution of the United States. I will fight to uphold those basic rights of the Iowa Constitution to their fullest."

Economic Development

  • Excerpt: "I understand the need for less bureaucracy and taxation. I support a reduction in property taxes that will ultimately fuel business and create more job opportunities. Stimulating an environment where entrepreneurial business can begin is critical to the rural way of life as well as returning Iowa's sons and daughters back to their native homes."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Every family deserves the choice of how best to meet the educational needs of their children. Many families are unable to choose to place their children in private or home school programs due to financial constraints. I will help create programs that allow parents the choice of how to educate their children. These options should be available to all citizens regardless of economic status."

Honest Leadership

  • Excerpt: "Overwhelmingly, constituents everywhere raise intense frustration over the Iowa Supreme Court stripping Iowans of our constitutional right to vote on the definition of marriage. I am committed to standing firm on allowing the citizens of the state to vote on this issue."

Iowa's Economy

  • Excerpt: "I believe that a more stable economy means a more stable home life for all Iowans. The current economic conditions have affected all households which ultimately caused us all to review our household budget. In that review each family has to make decisions where they will choose to continue spending their income. The same must be true for government."

Elections

2014

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Iowa House of Representatives 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. Fred P. Diehl was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Joel Fry was unopposed in the Republican primary. Diehl faced Fry in the general election.[3][4][5] Incumbent Fry defeated challenger Diehl in the general election.[6]

Iowa House of Representatives District 27, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoel Fry Incumbent 66.8% 6,609
     Democratic Fred P. Diehl 33.2% 3,278
Total Votes 9,887

2012

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Fry ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 27. Fry defeated James Demichelis, Jr. in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012.[7][8]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoel Fry Incumbent 67.4% 8,230
     Independent Ruth Eileen Smith 32.6% 3,977
Total Votes 12,207
Iowa House of Representatives, District 27 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoel Fry Incumbent 85.5% 1,473
James Demichelis, Jr. 14.5% 249
Total Votes 1,722

2010

Fry won election to the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating incumbent Michael Reasoner (D) in the November 2 general election.[9]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 95 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoel Fry (R) 6,191
Michael Reasoner (D) 4,732

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Fry is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Fry raised a total of $277,461 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[10]

Joel Fry's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State House, District 27 Won $37,466
2010 Iowa State House, District 95 Won $239,995
Grand Total Raised $277,461

2012

Fry won re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Fry raised a total of $37,466.
Iowa House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joel Fry's campaign in 2012
Iowa Republican Party$5,313
Iowa Hospital Association$2,000
Iowa Dental Association$1,500
Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa$1,500
Iowa Medical Society$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$37,466
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010 Fry collected $239,995 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed as follows:[11]

Iowa House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joel Fry's campaign in 2010
Iowa Republican Party$205,621
Freedom First PAC Iowa$2,000
Little Sioux Corn Processors$1,400
For Americas Republican Majority PAC$1,000
Lincolnway Energy$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $239,995

Personal

Fry and his wife, Heather, have three children.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Iowa

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Iowa scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.

2012

In 2012, the 84th Iowa State Legislature was in session from January 9 to May 9.[12]

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.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Isenhart (D)
Iowa House of Representatives District 27
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Michael Reasoner
Iowa House of Representatives District 95
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Quentin Stanerson (R)