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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$135/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. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Brandenburg earned his B.S. from Bellevue University. His professional experience includes working as Vice President of the Board of Directors at the Union Pacific Railroad Museum, manager at the Omaha Public Power District, and adjunct instructor at Iowa Western Community College.

Committee assignments


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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Commerce, Vice-chair
Public Safety
Veterans Affairs


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

Comprehensive donor information for Brandenburg is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Brandenburg raised a total of $101,530 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[5]

Mark A. Brandenburg's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State House, District 15 Won $66,159
2010 Iowa State House, District 100 Won $23,147
2008 Iowa State Senate, District 50 Defeated $12,224
Grand Total Raised $101,530


Brandenburg won re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Brandenburg raised a total of $66,159.
Iowa House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark A. Brandenburg's campaign in 2012
Iowa Republican Party$12,957
Hawkeye Pac The$3,688
Hawkeye Pac, The$3,688
Iowa Association of Realtors$1,750
Midamerican Energy$1,750
Total Raised in 2012$66,159
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, Brandenburg raised $23,147 in contributions. [6]

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. He was a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1483.

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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)