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|Name = Mark Chelgren
political position = [[Iowa State Senate |Iowa State Senate, District 47]]|
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  |Position = Iowa State Senate District 47
  assumed office      = [[Swearing-in dates of state legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 10, 2011]] |
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profession          = Geo-Physist |
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website             = [http://www.legis.iowa.gov/Legislators/legislator.aspx?GA=84&PID=11073 Senate website]
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  }}{{tnr}}'''Mark Chelgren''' (b. January 21, 1968) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Iowa State Senate]].  He has represented District 47 since 2011.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Mark Chelgren''' (b. January 21, 1968) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Iowa State Senate]].  He has represented District 47 since 2011.
  
 
Chelgren is founder and president of Frog Legs, Inc., which manufactures Chelgren's patented wheelchair suspension system. He also owns Fizzix Manufacturing, an Ottumwa, IA, design and machining firm. Earlier in his career, Chelgren worked as a geologist for GeoSoils Inc.  
 
Chelgren is founder and president of Frog Legs, Inc., which manufactures Chelgren's patented wheelchair suspension system. He also owns Fizzix Manufacturing, an Ottumwa, IA, design and machining firm. Earlier in his career, Chelgren worked as a geologist for GeoSoils Inc.  

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Mark Chelgren
Mark Chelgren.jpg
Iowa State Senate District 47
Incumbent
In office
January 10, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$118/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sRiverside Community College
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 21, 1968
Place of birthRoss, Ca
ProfessionBusiness Owner
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mark Chelgren (b. January 21, 1968) is a Republican member of the Iowa State Senate. He has represented District 47 since 2011.

Chelgren is founder and president of Frog Legs, Inc., which manufactures Chelgren's patented wheelchair suspension system. He also owns Fizzix Manufacturing, an Ottumwa, IA, design and machining firm. Earlier in his career, Chelgren worked as a geologist for GeoSoils Inc.

He studied astro and geophysics at the University of California at Riverside. He and his wife Janet have four children.

Committee assignments

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Chelgren has been appointed to these committees:

Elections

2010

See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2010

Chelgren defeated Democratic incumbent Keith Kreiman by a margin of 9,582 to 9,572 in the November 2 general election. [1]

In the June 8 primary election, Chelgren ran unopposed. [2]


Iowa State Senate, District 47 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Chelgren (R) 9,582 49.3%
Keith Kreiman (D) 9,572 50.7%
Iowa State Senate, District 47 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Chelgren 3,110 100%

Campaign themes

2010

On his campaign website, Chelgren states his views on: [3]

  • Constitution - "I will defend our constitution."
  • Businesses - "I will work to create an environment where businesses flourish and our kids can find good jobs after they graduate."
  • Taxes - "I will work to keep regulations and taxes fair and competitive with the states around us.will work to keep regulations and taxes fair and competitive with the states around us."
  • Government responsibility - "I believe government's responsibility is to provide services and not to control our lives. it is time that "we the people" take back our state and limit the influence of big government."

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Chelgren raised $14,716 in contributions. [4]

His two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Chelgren, Mark $8,000
Iowans For Right To Work $1,000

Personal

Chelgren and his wife Janet have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Keith Kreiman
Iowa Senate District 47
2011–present
Succeeded by
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2012

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

Mark Chelgren endorsed Michele Bachmann in the 2012 presidential election.