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|First elected = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
|First elected = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
|Term limits =
 
|Term limits =
|Next election = November 4, 2014
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|Next election = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 80|November 4, 2014]]
 
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|Profession = Engineer/Teacher
 
|Profession = Engineer/Teacher
 
|Religion =
 
|Religion =
|Office website = https://www.legis.iowa.gov/Legislators/legislator.aspx?GA=85&PID=12368
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|Office website = https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislators/legislator?ga=85&personID=10758
|Campaign website =
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|Campaign website = http://www.sheetsforiowahouse.com/
 
|Personal website =
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Larry Sheets''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], representing District 80. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Larry Sheets''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], representing [[Iowa House of Representatives District 80|District 80]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
  
Sheets earned his B.S. Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan.<ref name=website>[http://www.sheetsforiowahouse.com/ "Wsheetsforiowahouse," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
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==Biography==
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Sheets earned his B.S. Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan.<ref name=website>[http://www.sheetsforiowahouse.com/ ''sheetsforiowahouse.com'', "Official Campaign Website," accessed April 8, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
 
===Campaign themes===
 
===Campaign themes===
Sheets' website highlights the following campaign themes:<ref name=website/>
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====2014====
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Sheets' website highlights the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://www.sheetsforiowahouse.com/?page_id=12 ''sheetsforiowahouse.com'', "Issues," accessed September 29, 2014]</ref>
  
 
'''Job Issues'''
 
'''Job Issues'''
*Excerpt:"Creation and retention of manufacturing activity in Southeast Iowa. Representation of rural and agriculture based industry."
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*Excerpt: "Creation and retention of manufacturing activity in Southeast Iowa."
''' Fiscal Issues'''
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'''Fiscal Issues'''
*Excerpt:"The power to tax is the power to destroy.  The power to borrow for the People is the power to enslave the people. These powers need limiting."
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*Excerpt: "The power to tax is the power to destroy.  The power to borrow for the People is the power to enslave the people. These powers need limiting…"
 
'''Social Issues'''
 
'''Social Issues'''
*Excerpt:"Removal of activist judges who impose their will on the people. Pursue life for the unborn and the elderly. Insure the Bill of Rights apply for all people because 'Our Liberties We Prize and Our Rights We Will Maintain'. Support traditional families and their values. Appropriate funding for rural schools to insure their survival and their towns’ vitality."
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*Excerpt: "Removal of activist judges who impose their will on the people."
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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{{IA HD80 2014}}
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
Sheets ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|Iowa House of Representatives]] District 80. Sheets ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated [[Joseph Judge]] (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
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Sheets ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|Iowa House of Representatives]] District 80. Sheets ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012, and defeated [[Joseph Judge]] (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
  
 
{{Election box 2012
 
{{Election box 2012
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Sheets
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|Full name = Larry Sheets
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|year = 2012
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|Editdate = September 20, 2013
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=1412380 ''followthemoney.org'', "Sheets, Larry," accessed September 20, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|totalraised2012 = 103837
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|Iowa State House, District 80]]
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}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
{{State leg donor}}
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Sheets
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|full Name = Larry Sheets
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=147678
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|office= Iowa House of Representatives
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|new = yes
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 103,837
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|org1 = Iowa Republican Party
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|org2 = Sheets, Larry
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|org3 = Lincolnway Energy
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|org4 = John Deere & Co
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|org5 = Absolute Energy
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|orgamount1 = 90151
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|orgamount2 = 1998
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|orgamount3 = 1000
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|orgamount4 = 800
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|orgamount5 = 800
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|}}
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Sheets and his wife, Carolyn, have eight children.
 
Sheets and his wife, Carolyn, have eight children.
  
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==Scorecards==
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{{Iowa legislature scorecards|Begin=2013|End=2020}}
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "'''Larry + Sheets + Iowa + House'''"
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "'''Larry + Sheets + Iowa + House'''"
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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==External Links==
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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 80]]
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* [[Iowa State Legislature]]
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==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
{{submit a leg link}}
*[https://www.legis.iowa.gov/Legislators/legislator.aspx?GA=85&PID=12368 Rep. Sheets's website]
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*[https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislators/legislator?ga=85&personID=10758 Profile from the Iowa House of Representatives]
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*[http://www.sheetsforiowahouse.com/ Official campaign website]
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*[http://openstates.org/ia/legislators/IAL000300/larry-sheets/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=138001 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=138001 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=138001 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=138001 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Larry-Sheets-for-Iowa-House-of-Representatives/222882957789373 Larry Sheets on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Larry-Sheets-for-Iowa-House-of-Representatives/222882957789373 Larry Sheets on Facebook]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=147678 2012]
  
 
==References==
 
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[[Category:Iowa]]
 
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Latest revision as of 17:18, 1 October 2014

Larry Sheets
Larry Sheets.jpg
Iowa House of Representatives District 80
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
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
Education
Bachelor'sPurdue University
Master'sUniversity of Michigan
Personal
ProfessionEngineer/Teacher
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Larry Sheets is a Republican member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 80. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Sheets earned his B.S. Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Economic Growth
Environmental Protection
Labor, Vice-chair
Local Government

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Sheets' website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

Job Issues

  • Excerpt: "Creation and retention of manufacturing activity in Southeast Iowa."

Fiscal Issues

  • Excerpt: "The power to tax is the power to destroy. The power to borrow for the People is the power to enslave the people. These powers need limiting…"

Social Issues

  • Excerpt: "Removal of activist judges who impose their will on the people."

Elections

2014

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Iowa House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Larry Sheets was unopposed in the Republican primary and will face Deb Ballalatak (D) and Jared Godby (I) in the general election. Ballalatak filed to run on August 15, 2014.[3][4][5]

2012

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Sheets ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 80. Sheets ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012, and defeated Joseph Judge (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

Iowa House of Representatives, District 80, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Sheets 50.4% 7,271
     Democratic Joseph Judge 49.6% 7,161
Total Votes 14,432

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sheets is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Sheets raised a total of $103,837 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[6]

Larry Sheets's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State House, District 80 Won $103,837
Grand Total Raised $103,837

2012

Sheets won election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Sheets raised a total of $103,837.
Iowa House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Larry Sheets's campaign in 2012
Iowa Republican Party$90,151
Sheets, Larry$1,998
Lincolnway Energy$1,000
John Deere & Co$800
Absolute Energy$800
Total Raised in 2012$103,837
Source:Follow the Money

Personal

Sheets and his wife, Carolyn, have eight children.

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Preceded by
Mark S. Lofgren (R)
Iowa House District 80
2013–present
Succeeded by
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