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Mark A. Brandenburg
Mark Brandenburg.jpg
Iowa House of Representatives District 15
In office
January 10, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$118/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sIowa Western Community College
Bachelor'sBellevue University
Place of birthCouncil Bluffs, IA
ProfessionOmaha Public Power District
Office website
Mark A. Brandenburg is a Republican member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 15 since 2013. He previously represented District 100 from 2011 to 2013.

Brandenburg is vice president of the board of directors at the Union Pacific Railroad Museum. He previously worked 34 years in the Omaha Public Power District, where he eventually worked his way up to a management position. During his time at OPPD, he was a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1483. He now serves on the board of directors of the IWCC alumni association and as an adjunct instructor at Iowa Western Community College. Brandenburg holds an A.A. from Iowa Western and a B.S. from Bellevue University.

Committee assignments


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


Presidential preference


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

Mark A. Brandenburg endorsed Michele Bachmann in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Brandenburg ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 15. Brandenburg ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated George Warren Yaple in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 15, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark A. Brandenburg Incumbent 52.1% 5,452
     Democratic George Warren Yaple 47.9% 5,013
Total Votes 10,465


Brandenburg won election to the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating incumbent Paul Shomshor, Jr. (D) in the November 2 general election.[4]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 100 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark A. Brandenburg (R) 3,699
Paul Shomshor, Jr. (D) 3,287

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Brandenburg raised $23,147 in contributions. [5]

His two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowans For Right To Work $1,774
Iowa Bankers Association $1,000


Brandenburg and his wife, Debbie, have two sons.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Brian Quirk (D)
Iowa House of Representatives District 15
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Paul Shomshor, Jr.
Iowa House of Representatives District 100
Succeeded by
Charles Isenhart (D)