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  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Tenure = January 10, 2011-Present
 
  |Tenure = January 10, 2011-Present
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|Current candidacy = [[Iowa's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014|U.S. House, Iowa District 2]]
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|Current candidacy election date =November 4, 2014
 
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 11, 2015]]
 
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 11, 2015]]
 
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  |Per diem = $135/day
 
  |Per diem = $135/day
 
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  |Last election = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Last election = June 3, 2014
 
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  |First elected = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
 
  |First elected = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
 
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|Next election = November 4, 2014
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}}{{tnr}}'''Mark S. Lofgren''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], representing District 91. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Mark S. Lofgren''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], representing [[Iowa House of Representatives District 91|District 91]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
  
He is a 2014 [[Republican]] candidate seeking election to the [[United States House of Representatives]] seat in [[Iowa's 1st congressional district|Iowa’s 2nd District]].<ref>[http://qctimes.com/news/local/lofgren-announces-nd-district-congressional-bid/article_42f71f91-a254-56e4-a76d-5b927488a8a2.html ''QC Times'' "Lofgren announces 2nd Congressional District bid" Accessed June 26, 2013]</ref>
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Lofgren was a 2014 [[Republican]] candidate seeking election to the [[United States House of Representatives]] seat in [[Iowa's 1st Congressional District|Iowa’s 2nd District]].<ref>[http://qctimes.com/news/local/lofgren-announces-nd-district-congressional-bid/article_42f71f91-a254-56e4-a76d-5b927488a8a2.html ''QC Times'', "Lofgren announces 2nd Congressional District bid" accessed June 26, 2013]</ref> He was defeated by [[Mariannette Miller-Meeks]] in the [[Republican]] primary on June 3, 2014.<ref name="prim">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/by_state/IA_US_House_0603.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "Election Results," accessed June 3, 2014]</ref>
  
Lofgren earned his B.B.A in Finance from the University of Iowa. His professional experience includes owning and operating Lofgren Investments, and a real estate business.
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==Biography==
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Lofgren earned his B.B.A in Finance from the University of Iowa. His professional experience includes owning and operating Lofgren Investments and a real estate business.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2014===
 
===2014===
:: '''See also: [[Iowa's 2nd congressional district elections, 2014]]'''
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:: ''See also: [[Iowa's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
  
Lolfgren is a 2014 [[Republican]] candidate seeking election to the [[United States House of Representatives]] seat in [[Iowa's 1st congressional district|Iowa’s 2nd District]].<ref>[http://qctimes.com/news/local/lofgren-announces-nd-district-congressional-bid/article_42f71f91-a254-56e4-a76d-5b927488a8a2.html ''QC Times'' "Lofgren announces 2nd Congressional District bid" Accessed June 26, 2013]</ref> The general election takes place on November 4, 2014.
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Lofgren was a 2014 [[Republican]] candidate seeking election to the [[United States House of Representatives]] seat in [[Iowa's 1st Congressional District|Iowa’s 2nd District]].<ref>[http://qctimes.com/news/local/lofgren-announces-nd-district-congressional-bid/article_42f71f91-a254-56e4-a76d-5b927488a8a2.html ''QC Times'', "Lofgren announces 2nd Congressional District bid" accessed June 26, 2013]</ref> He was defeated by [[Mariannette Miller-Meeks]] in the [[Republican]] primary on June 3, 2014.<ref name="prim"/>
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
Lofgren ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|Iowa House of Representatives]] District 91. Lofgren ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated [[John Dabeet]] (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://electionresults.sos.iowa.gov/default.aspx?eid=22 ''Iowa Secretary of State,'' "Official Primary Results"]</ref><ref>[http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/2012/primary/candlist.pdf ''Iowa Department of Elections,'' "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed May 15, 2012]</ref>
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Lofgren ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|Iowa House of Representatives]] District 91. Lofgren ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated [[John Dabeet]] (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://electionresults.sos.iowa.gov/default.aspx?eid=22 ''Iowa Secretary of State,'' "Official Primary Results," accessed April 7, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/2012/primary/candlist.pdf ''Iowa Department of Elections,'' "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed May 15, 2012]</ref>
  
 
{{Election box 2012
 
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===2010===
 
===2010===
Lofgren won election to the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], defeating incumbent [[Nathan Reichert]] (D) in the November 2 general election.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.ia.us/pdfs/elections/2010/streporr.pdf Official Iowa House of Representatives General Election Results, 2010]</ref>  
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Lofgren won election to the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], defeating incumbent [[Nathan Reichert]] (D) in the November 2 general election.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.ia.us/pdfs/elections/2010/streporr.pdf ''Iowa Secretary of State'', "Official 2010 General election results," accessed April 7, 2014]</ref>  
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Lofgren
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|Full name = Mark S. Lofgren
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|year = 2010
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|Editdate = September 20, 2013
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=141886 ''followthemoney.org'', "Lofgren, Mark S," accessed September 20, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|totalraised2012 = 75892
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|Iowa State House, District 91]]
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|totalraised2010 = 147910
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010|Iowa State House, District 80]]
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}}
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===2014===
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Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the 2014 elections season. Below are Lofgren's reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?C00289603 ''Federal Election Commission'', "Mark Lofgren 2014 Summary reports," accessed November 6, 2013]</ref>
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{{Mark Lofgren 2014 FEC}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
{{State leg donor}}
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Lofgren
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|full Name = Mark S. Lofgren
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=140217
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|office= Iowa House of Representatives
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 75,892
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|org1 = Iowa Republican Party
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|org2 = Iowans for Tax Relief
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|org3 = Carver, Roy Jr
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|org4 = Kent, Gage
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|org5 = Kent, Irene
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|orgamount1 = 7151
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|orgamount2 = 5500
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|orgamount3 = 5000
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|orgamount4 = 5000
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|orgamount5 = 5000
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|}}
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===2010===
 
===2010===
  
In 2010, Lofgren raised $147,910 in contributions. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=IA&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref>   
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In 2010, Lofgren raised $147,910 in contributions.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=IA&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable ''Follow the Money'', "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013]</ref>   
  
 
His four largest contributors were:
 
His four largest contributors were:
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Lofgren and his wife, Paula, have four children.
 
Lofgren and his wife, Paula, have four children.
  
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==Scorecards==
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{{Iowa legislature scorecards|Begin=2011|End=2020}}
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Mark + Lofgren + Iowa + Legislature'''
 
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==See also==
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* [[Iowa House of Representatives]]
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* [[Iowa House of Representatives#Committees|Iowa House Committees]]
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* [[Iowa House of Representatives District 91]]
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* [[Iowa State Legislature]]
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.legis.iowa.gov/Legislators/legislator.aspx?GA=84&PID=10803 Iowa House of Representatives - Mark Lofgren]
 
*[http://www.legis.iowa.gov/Legislators/legislator.aspx?GA=84&PID=10803 Iowa House of Representatives - Mark Lofgren]
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*[http://openstates.org/ia/legislators/IAL000097/mark-lofgren/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=122026 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=122026 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=122026 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=122026 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=121714 2010]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=140217 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=121714 2010]
  
 
==References==
 
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Mark S. Lofgren
Mark Lofgren.jpg
Current candidacy
Running for U.S. House, Iowa District 2
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Iowa House of Representatives District 91
In office
January 10, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionJune 3, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Iowa
Personal
Place of birthMuscatine, IA
ProfessionRealtor
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mark S. Lofgren is a Republican member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 91. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Lofgren was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the United States House of Representatives seat in Iowa’s 2nd District.[1] He was defeated by Mariannette Miller-Meeks in the Republican primary on June 3, 2014.[2]

Biography

Lofgren earned his B.B.A in Finance from the University of Iowa. His professional experience includes owning and operating Lofgren Investments and a real estate business.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations
Economic Growth
Human Resources
Labor

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Iowa's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Lofgren was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the United States House of Representatives seat in Iowa’s 2nd District.[3] He was defeated by Mariannette Miller-Meeks in the Republican primary on June 3, 2014.[2]

U.S. House, Iowa District 2 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMariannette Miller-Meeks 49.5% 15,059
Mark Lofgren 38.2% 11,632
Matthew Waldren 12.3% 3,750
Total Votes 30,441
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

2012

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lofgren ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 91. Lofgren ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated John Dabeet (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 91, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark S. Lofgren Incumbent 53.3% 7,426
     Democratic John Dabeet 46.7% 6,511
Total Votes 13,937

2010

Lofgren won election to the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating incumbent Nathan Reichert (D) in the November 2 general election.[6]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 80 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark S. Lofgren (R) 5,458
Nathan Reichert (D) 4,014

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lofgren is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Lofgren raised a total of $223,802 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[7]

Mark S. Lofgren's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State House, District 91 Won $75,892
2010 Iowa State House, District 80 Won $147,910
Grand Total Raised $223,802

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Lofgren's reports.[8]

Mark Lofgren (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]April 30, 2013$575,964.25$45,240.47$(49,543.88)$571,660.84
July Quarterly[10]July 11, 2013$571,660.84$149,546.50$(62,821.34)$658,386.00
October Quarterly[11]October 16, 2013$658,386.00$228,648.22$(91,484.59)$795,549.63
Year End[12]January 31, 2014$24,912$34,003$(26,546)$32,368
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2014$32,428$18,340$(36,737)$14,031
Running totals
$475,778.19$(267,132.81)

2012

Lofgren won re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Lofgren raised a total of $75,892.
Iowa House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Lofgren's campaign in 2012
Iowa Republican Party$7,151
Iowans for Tax Relief$5,500
Carver, Roy Jr$5,000
Kent, Gage$5,000
Kent, Irene$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$75,892
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Lofgren raised $147,910 in contributions.[14]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Republican Party $89,917
Kent, James $10,000
Carver Jr, Roy $9,000
Kent, Gage A $5,000

Personal

Lofgren and his wife, Paula, have four children.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Iowa

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2012

In 2012, the 84th Iowa State Legislature was in session from January 9 to May 9.[15]

Legislators are scored on "their records on constitutional principles and civil liberties."
Legislators are scored on their votes on "key conservative issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes with or against SC's official position.

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Political offices
Preceded by
David Heaton (R)
Iowa House of Representatives District 91
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Nathan Reichert
Iowa House District 80
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Larry Sheets (R)