|Iowa House of Representatives District 81|
|January 11, 2015|
|Years in position||11|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|High school||Ravenwood High School|
|Birthday||December 1, 1941|
|Place of birth||Ravenwood, MO|
Gaskill serves as Assistant Minority Leader.
Gaskill's professional experience includes serving as Country Auditor and Clerk to the County Auditor in Wapello County.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Gaskill served on the following committees:
|Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Administration and Rules|
|• Economic Growth|
|• Local Government|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Gaskill served on the following committees:
|Iowa Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Local Government|
|• Natural Resources|
|• State Government|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Gaskill served on the following committees:
|Iowa Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Environmental Protection|
|• Local Government, Chair|
|• State Government|
Elections for the office of Iowa House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Mary Gaskill was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.
Gaskill ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 81. Gaskill ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012, and defeated Blake Smith (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 81, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Mary Gaskill Incumbent||59.9%||7,706|
Gaskill won re-election to the 93rd District seat against Jane Hodoly (R). In the June 8th primary election, Gaskill defeated Democratic primary opponent Mike Petersen by a margin of 1,356 to 290. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 93 General Election (2010)|
|Mary Gaskill (D)||5,350|
|Jane Hodoly (R)||3,952|
On November 4, 2008, Gaskill was re-elected to the 93rd District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Rick McClure (nominated by petition). Gaskill raised $18,018 for her campaign, while McClure raised $1,840.
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 93|
|Mary Gaskill (D)||8,548|
Comprehensive donor information for Gaskill is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Gaskill raised a total of $112,913 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.
|Mary Gaskill's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Iowa State House, District 81||$28,604|
|2010||Iowa State House, District 93||$27,541|
|2008||Iowa State House, District 93||$18,018|
|2006||Iowa State House, District 93||$14,059|
|2004||Iowa State House, District 93||$11,907|
|2002||Iowa State House, District 93||$8,999|
|1998||Iowa State House, District 93||$3,785|
|Grand Total Raised||$112,913|
2012Gaskill won re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Gaskill raised a total of $28,604.
|Iowa House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Mary Gaskill's campaign in 2012|
|Iowa Democratic Party||$5,321|
|Food & Commercial Workers District 431||$2,000|
|Gaskill, Mary Anna||$1,066|
|Central Iowa Building & Construction Trades Council||$1,000|
|Operating Engineers Local 234||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$28,604|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010 Gaskill collected $27,541 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed as follows:
|Iowa House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Mary Gaskill's campaign in 2010|
|Iowa Democratic Party||$4,482|
|Associated General Contractors Of Iowa||$2,000|
|AFSCME Iowa Council 61||$1,921|
|Iowa Hospital Association||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$27,541|
In 2008 Gaskill collected $18,018 in donations.
Four of her largest contributors were:
|Great Plains Laborers District Council||$1,300|
|Service Employees Local 199||$1,000|
|Meehan, Terrence S.||$1,000|
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- Iowa House of Representatives
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- Mary Gaskill on the Iowa House Website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 1998
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed April 8, 2014
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official primary election candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 30, 2014
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official general election candidate list," accessed July 7, 2014
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official Primary Results," accessed October 1, 2014
- Iowa Department of Elections, "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed May 15, 2012
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed April 8, 2014
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official 2008 General election results," accessed April 7, 2014
- Follow The Money, "Funds raised by 2008 Iowa House candidates," accessed April 7, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Gaskill, Mary," accessed September 20, 2013
- Follow The Money, "2010 Contributions," accessed April 7, 2014
- Follow The Money, "2008 Campaign Contributions," accessed April 8, 2014
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 2, 2014
Phyllis Thede (D)
|Iowa House of Representatives District 81
| Succeeded by|
|Iowa House of Representatives District 93
| Succeeded by|
Phyllis Thede (D)
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