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  |Name = Kraig Paulsen
 
  |Name = Kraig Paulsen
 
  |Profile picture = Kraig Paulsen.jpg
 
  |Profile picture = Kraig Paulsen.jpg
  |Position = Iowa House of Representatives District 35
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  |Position = Iowa House of Representatives District 67
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Tenure = 2003-Present
 
  |Tenure = 2003-Present
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 10, 2013]]
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  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 11, 2015]]
 
  |Assumed office = 2003
 
  |Assumed office = 2003
  |Political party = Republican |Party dot = {{reddot|size=10px}}
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  |Political party = Republican
 
  |Leadership = Speaker, Iowa State House of Representatives
 
  |Leadership = Speaker, Iowa State House of Representatives
 
  |Years leadership = 2011-present
 
  |Years leadership = 2011-present
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  |Base salary = $25,000/year
 
  |Base salary = $25,000/year
  |Per diem = $118/day
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  |Per diem = $135/day
 
  |Pension  =  
 
  |Pension  =  
  |Last election = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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  |Last election = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
  |Appointed =  
 
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  |Appointed by =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |First elected = 2002
 
  |First elected = 2002
 
  |Term limits =  
 
  |Term limits =  
  |Next election = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Next election = November 4, 2014
 
  |Prior office =  
 
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  |Personal website = http://kraigpaulsen.com/
 
  |Personal website = http://kraigpaulsen.com/
}}{{tnr}}'''Kraig Paulsen''' (b. September 9, 1964) is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], representing the 35th District since 2003.  He is the current [[State Speaker of the House|Speaker of the House]] and previously served as [[State House Minority Leader|Minority Leader]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Kraig Paulsen''' (b. September 9, 1964) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], representing District 67 since 2013 and currently serving as [[State Speaker of the House|Speaker of the House]]. He previously represented District 35 from 2003 to 2013 and served as [[State House Minority Leader|Minority Leader]].
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Paulsen is a potential [[Republican]] candidate for [[Iowa's 1st congressional district elections, 2014|Iowa's 1st congressional district]] in [[Iowa's 1st congressional district elections, 2014|2014]].<ref>[http://thegazette.com/2013/05/28/paulsen-confirms-hes-considering-2014-u-s-house-1st-district-race/ ''The Gazette'' "Paulsen confirms he’s considering 2014 U.S. House 1st District race" Accessed May 29, 2013]</ref>
  
 
Paulsen is In-House Counsel for CRST International, Incorporated.  He has also been Shirt Production Supervisor with Cryovac from 1997-2003, and served in the United States Air Force from 1987-1997.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=32452 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Paulsen]</ref>  
 
Paulsen is In-House Counsel for CRST International, Incorporated.  He has also been Shirt Production Supervisor with Cryovac from 1997-2003, and served in the United States Air Force from 1987-1997.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=32452 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Paulsen]</ref>  
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Paulsen served on the following committees:
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Paulsen has been appointed to the following committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Paulsen served on the following committees:
* [[Administration and Rules Committee, Iowa House of Representatives|Administration and Rules]]
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*Legislative Council, Chair
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===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Paulsen served on the following committees:
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Paulsen served on the following committees:
* [[Administration and Rules Committee, Iowa House of Representatives|Administration and Rules]]
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*Legislative Council
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{{Committee Assignments
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*Subcommittee on Studies
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|year = 2009
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
===2012===
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===2014===
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:: '' See also: [[Iowa's 1st congressional district elections, 2014]]''
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Paulsen is a potential [[Republican]] candidate for [[Iowa's 1st congressional district elections, 2014|Iowa's 1st congressional district]] in [[Iowa's 1st congressional district elections, 2014|2014]].<ref>[http://thegazette.com/2013/05/28/paulsen-confirms-hes-considering-2014-u-s-house-1st-district-race/ ''The Gazette'' "Paulsen confirms he’s considering 2014 U.S. House 1st District race" Accessed May 29, 2013]</ref>
  
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===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
 
Paulsen ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|Iowa House of Representatives]] District 67. Paulsen ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated [[Mark Seidl]] (D) in the general election on November 6, 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>
 
Paulsen ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|Iowa House of Representatives]] District 67. Paulsen ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated [[Mark Seidl]] (D) in the general election on November 6, 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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|party1 = Republican
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|party2 = Democratic
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|winner1 = Kraig Paulsen
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 = Mark Seidl
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|votes1 = 8898
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|votes2 = 7947
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===2010===
 
===2010===
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
In 2010 Paulsen collected $874,984 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>
 
In 2010 Paulsen collected $874,984 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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Revision as of 09:16, 29 May 2013

Kraig Paulsen
Kraig Paulsen.jpg
Iowa House of Representatives District 67
Incumbent
In office
2003-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Speaker, Iowa State House of Representatives
2011-present
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sIowa State University, 1987
Master'sEmbry Riddle Aeronautical University, 1994
J.D.University of Iowa, 2003
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 9, 1964
Place of birthMonticello, IA
ProfessionIn-House Counsel, CRST International, Inc.
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Kraig Paulsen (b. September 9, 1964) is a Republican member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 67 since 2013 and currently serving as Speaker of the House. He previously represented District 35 from 2003 to 2013 and served as Minority Leader.

Paulsen is a potential Republican candidate for Iowa's 1st congressional district in 2014.[1]

Paulsen is In-House Counsel for CRST International, Incorporated. He has also been Shirt Production Supervisor with Cryovac from 1997-2003, and served in the United States Air Force from 1987-1997.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Administration and Rules

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Kraig Paulsen endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [3]

Elections

2014

See also: Iowa's 1st congressional district elections, 2014

Paulsen is a potential Republican candidate for Iowa's 1st congressional district in 2014.[4]

2012

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Paulsen ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 67. Paulsen ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated Mark Seidl (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 67, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKraig Paulsen Incumbent 52.8% 8,898
     Democratic Mark Seidl 47.2% 7,947
Total Votes 16,845

2010

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010

Paulsen won re-election to the 35th District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. He was also unopposed in the Republican primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[7]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 35
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.pngKraig Paulsen (R) 10,652


2008

On November 4, 2008, Paulsen was re-elected to the 35th District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Mike Robinson (D). [8] Paulsen raised $357,761 for his campaign, while Robinson raised $8,919. [9]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 35
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.pngKraig Paulsen (R) 10,623
Mike Robinson (D) 7,565

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010 Paulsen collected $874,984 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed as follows:[10]


2008

In 2008 Paulsen collected $357,761 in donations.[11]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowans for Tax Relief $24,000
Ayers, James W. $20,000
Iowa Credit Union League $11,500
Wal-Mart $11,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kevin McCarthy (D)
Iowa House of Representatives District 67
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Iowa House of Representatives District 35
2003–2013
Succeeded by
Ako Abdul-Samad (D)