Larry Noble

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Larry Noble
Iowa State Senate District 35
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
December 17, 2010
Political party Republican
Profession Retired Law Enforcement
Larry Noble was a Republican member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 35. Noble was the Commissioner of Public Safety for the City of Ankeny. He then joined the Iowa State Senate in 2007. On December 17, 2010, then Governor-elect Terry E. Branstad named Noble as the commissioner of the Iowa Department of Public Safety. Noble resigned his position of senator, effective the same day. [1] A special election to fill the now vacant seat was held on January 18, 2011, electing Jack Whitver (R) to replace Noble. [2]

Noble has worked in the following positions: Police Officer of the Warrenburg Police Department, Instructor of Law Enforcement and Professionalism, State Trooper for the Iowa State Patrol Governor's Security Detail, Special Agent for the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Assistant District Commander for the Iowa State Patrol, and Administrative Operations Officer for the Iowa State Patrol.

Noble earned his BS in Criminal Justice Administration from Central Missouri State in 1973.

Committee assignments

Prior to leaving the senate, he served on the following committees:



See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2010

Noble won re-election to the 35th District Seat in the Iowa State Senate with no opposition. He received 27,563 votes.

Noble had no opposition in the Republican primary election on June 8th.[3]

Iowa State Senate, District 35 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Larry Noble (R) 27,563 100%


On November 7, 2006, Noble was elected to the 35th District Seat in the Iowa State Senate, defeating Merle O. Johnson. [4] Noble raised $289,818 for his campaign, while Johnson raised $264,558. [5]

Iowa State Senate, District 35 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Noble (R) 16,694
Merle O. Johnson (D) 15,420

Campaign donors


In 2006 Noble collected $289,818 in donations.[6]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Republican Party $136,416
Hawkeye PAC $25,000
Iowans for Tax Relief $10,000
Commonwealth PAC $6,000


Noble and his wife, Jane, have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jeff Lamberti
Iowa Senate District 35
Succeeded by
Jack Whitver (R)