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Kraig Paulsen

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Kraig Paulsen
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Iowa House of Representatives District 35
In office
Term ends
January 10, 2013
Years in position 12
Speaker, Iowa State House of Representatives
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$118/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sIowa State University, 1987
Master'sEmbry Riddle Aeronautical University, 1994
J.D.University of Iowa, 2003
Date of birthSeptember 9, 1964
Place of birthMonticello, IA
ProfessionIn-House Counsel, CRST International, Inc.
Office website
Personal website
Kraig Paulsen (b. September 9, 1964) is a Republican member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing the 35th District since 2003. He is the current Speaker of the House and previously served as Minority Leader.

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.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Paulsen has been appointed to the following committees:


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


Presidential preference


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

Kraig Paulsen endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [2]



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 will face Mark Seidl (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]


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.[5]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 35
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKraig Paulsen (R) 10,652


On November 4, 2008, Paulsen was re-elected to the 35th District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Mike Robinson (D). [6] Paulsen raised $357,761 for his campaign, while Robinson raised $8,919. [7]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 35
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKraig Paulsen (R) 10,623
Mike Robinson (D) 7,565

Campaign donors


In 2010 Paulsen collected $874,984 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed as follows:[8]

Iowa House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kraig Paulsen's campaign in 2010
Iowans For Tax Relief$246,150
Associated Builders & Contractors Of Iowa$27,000
Iowa Association Of Realtors$20,500
Master Builders Of Iowa$20,000
Iowa Credit Union League$19,500
Total Raised in 2010 $874,984


In 2008 Paulsen collected $357,761 in donations.[9]

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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