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  |Name = Mark Chelgren
 
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  |Position = Iowa State Senate District 47
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  |Position = Iowa State Senate District 41
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
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  |Tenure = January 10, 2011-Present
 
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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]], representing District 41. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
  
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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Chelgren's professional experience includes working as Founder and President of Frog Legs, Inc., Owner of Fizzix Manufacturing, and Geologist for GeoSoils Inc.  
 
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He studied astro and geophysics at the University of California at Riverside. He and his wife Janet have four children.
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Chelgren served on the following committees:
  
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===2011-2012===
 
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Chelgren served on these committees:
 
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Chelgren served on these committees:
*[[Economic Growth/Rebuild Iowa Committee, Iowa State Senate|Economic Growth/Rebuild Iowa]]
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*[[Labor and Business Relations Committee, Iowa State Senate|Labor and Business Relations]]
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==Personal==
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Chelgren and his wife, Janet, have four children.
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Mark + Chelgren + Iowa + Senate'''
 
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==Personal==
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Chelgren and his wife Janet have four children.
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==External links==
 
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Revision as of 16:03, 20 September 2013

Mark Chelgren
Mark Chelgren.jpg
Iowa State Senate District 41
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$135/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, representing District 41. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Chelgren's professional experience includes working as Founder and President of Frog Legs, Inc., Owner of Fizzix Manufacturing, and Geologist for GeoSoils Inc.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Economic Growth/Rebuild Iowa
Local Government
Veterans Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Chelgren served on these committees:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

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

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. [2]

In the June 8 primary election, Chelgren ran unopposed. [3]


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: [4]

  • 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. [5]

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.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Mark + Chelgren + Iowa + Senate

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Roby Smith (R)
Iowa State Senate District 41
2013–present
Succeeded by
NA
Preceded by
Keith Kreiman
Iowa State Senate District 47
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Roby Smith (R)