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}}{{tnr}}'''John Forbes'''  is a [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012]] [[Democratic]] candidate for [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012#District 40|District 40]] of the [[Iowa House of Representatives]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''John Forbes'''  is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], representing District 40. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
  
==Elections==
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Forbes's professional experience includes owning and operating a Medicap Pharmacy.<ref name=website>[http://forbes4iowahouse.com "forbes4iowahouse," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
  
===2012===
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==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Forbes served on the following committees:
  
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|year = 2012
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Commerce
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|Committee2 = Local Government
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|Committee3 = Transportation
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|Committee4 = Ways and Means
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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Forbes' website highlights the following campaign themes:<ref name=website/>
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'''Coalition Building '''
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*Excerpt:"Restoring partnership and civility"
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'''Economic Development'''
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*Excerpt:"Business improvement and job expansion"
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'''Fiscal Responsibility '''
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*Excerpt:"Service excellence within our financial means"
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'''Health Care'''
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*Excerpt:"Quality medical care with judicious accountability"
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'''Education'''
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*Excerpt:"Student, teacher and parent partnership for 21st century achievement"
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'''Conservation'''
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*Excerpt:"Protecting our shared natural heritage"
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==Elections==
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===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
Forbes is running in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|Iowa House of Representatives]] District 40. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012. Incumbent [[Lance Horbach]] (R) did not seek re-election. [[Mike Brown (Iowa)|Mike Brown]] is running unopposed in the Republican primary. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/2012/primary/candlist.pdf ''Iowa Department of Elections,'' "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed April 23, 2012]</ref>
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Forbes ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|Iowa House of Representatives]] District 40. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated [[Mike Brown (Iowa)|Mike Brown]] (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012. Incumbent [[Lance Horbach]] (R) did not seek re-election.<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 23, 2012]</ref>
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|Chamber = Iowa House of Representatives, District 40, General Election
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|party1 = Democratic
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|winner1 = John Forbes
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|candidate2 = Mike Brown
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|votes1 = 9113
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|votes2 = 8044
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==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Editdate = September 19, 2013
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=1412329 ''followthemoney.org'', "Forbes, John," accessed September 19, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Democratic
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|totalraised2012 = 130321
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|office2012 = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|Iowa State House, District 40]]
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 130,321
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|org3 = Iowa Pharmacy Association
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|org5 = Food & Commercial Workers District 431
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==Personal==
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Forbes and his wife, Cindy, have two children.<ref name=website/>
  
 
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*[https://www.legis.iowa.gov/Legislators/legislator.aspx?GA=85&PID=12347 Rep. Forbes's website]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=73869 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=73869 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/#!/JohnForbes4Iowa John Forbes on Facebook]
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*[https://twitter.com/#!/JohnForbes4IA John Forbes on Twitter]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=147620 2012]
  
 
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John Forbes
John Forbes.jpg
Iowa House of Representatives District 40
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionPharmacist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John Forbes is a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 40. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Forbes's professional experience includes owning and operating a Medicap Pharmacy.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Commerce
Local Government
Transportation
Ways and Means

Issues

Campaign themes

Forbes' website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Coalition Building

  • Excerpt:"Restoring partnership and civility"

Economic Development

  • Excerpt:"Business improvement and job expansion"

Fiscal Responsibility

  • Excerpt:"Service excellence within our financial means"

Health Care

  • Excerpt:"Quality medical care with judicious accountability"

Education

  • Excerpt:"Student, teacher and parent partnership for 21st century achievement"

Conservation

  • Excerpt:"Protecting our shared natural heritage"

Elections

2012

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Forbes ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 40. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated Mike Brown (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Lance Horbach (R) did not seek re-election.[2][3]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 40, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Forbes 53.1% 9,113
     Republican Mike Brown 46.9% 8,044
Total Votes 17,157

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Forbes is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Forbes raised a total of $130,321 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[4]

John Forbes's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State House, District 40 Won $130,321
Grand Total Raised $130,321

2012

Forbes won election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Forbes raised a total of $130,321.
Iowa House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Forbes's campaign in 2012
Iowa Democratic Party$66,880
Forbes, John$10,000
Iowa Pharmacy Association$3,000
Associated General Contractors of Iowa$3,000
Food & Commercial Workers District 431$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$130,321
Source:Follow the Money

Personal

Forbes and his wife, Cindy, have two children.[1]

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