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Lisa Heddens
Lisa Heddens.jpg
Iowa House of Representatives District 46
In office
Term ends
January 10, 2013
Years in position 12
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, 1989
Date of birthJune 6, 1964
Place of birthRochester, MN
ProfessionBrain Injury Association of Iowa
Office website
Lisa Heddens (b. June 6, 1964) is a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing the 46th District since 2003.

Heddens served as Interim Co-Director of the Ask Resource Center from 2000-2007, Family Support Coordinator in the US Army Reserves from 1994-1998, and a substitute teacher.

She is Vice President of The Legal Center for Special * Education, and member of the Westory Volunteer Fire Department Board.[1]

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Heddens ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 46. Heddens ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012 and was defeated by Stephen Quist (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]


See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010

Heddens won re-election to the 46th District seat against Chad R. Steenhoek (R). Heddens had no opposition in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 46 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLisa Heddens (D) 8,002
Chad R. Steenhoek (R) 5,850
Tyler Pauly (Lib) 350


On November 4, 2008, Heddens was re-elected to the 46th District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Eric Cooper (L). [5] Heddens raised $46,576 for her campaign, while Cooper raised $1,500. [6]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 46
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLisa Heddens (D) 11,953
Eric Cooper (R) 3,124

Campaign donors


In 2010 Heddens collected $54,890 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed as follows:[7]

Iowa House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Lisa Heddens's campaign in 2010
Iowa Democratic Party$6,406
Iowa Hospital Association$3,500
Iowa Association Of Community Providers$3,000
Iowa Dental Association$3,000
Associated General Contractors Of Iowa$2,250
Total Raised in 2010 $54,890


In 2008 Heddens collected $46,576 in donations.[8]

Her five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Credit Union League $6,500
Iowa Hospital Association $2,500
Iowa Dental Association $2,500
Lawlor, Elena $2,300
MacGilvray, James P. $2,300

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