Mary Jo Wilhelm

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Mary Jo Wilhelm
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Iowa State Senate District 26
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$118/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionFounder/Owner, Wilhelm Appraisers
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Mary Jo Wilhelm is a Democratic member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 26 since 2013. She previously represented District 8 from 2009 to 2013. Wilhelm was County Supervisor on the Howard County Board of Supervisors.

Wilhelm is the founder/owner of Wilhelm Appraisers.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Wilhelm served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2012

Wilhelm ran for re-election to the Iowa State Senate in 2012. Due to redistricting, she ran in district 26. Wilhelm ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated District 6 incumbent Merlin Bartz in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Iowa State Senate, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMary Jo Wilhelm Incumbent 50.2% 15,530
     Republican Merlin Bartz Incumbent 49.8% 15,404
Total Votes 30,934

2008

On November 4, 2008, Wilhelm was elected to the 8th District Seat in the Iowa State Senate, defeating Mark Zieman (R). [3] Wilhelm raised $207,123 for her campaign, while Zieman raised $191,454. [4]

Iowa State Senate, District 8 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMary Jo Wilhelm (D) 14,862
Mark Zieman (R) 13,836

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008 Wilhelm collected $207,123 in donations.[5]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Senate Democratic Majority Fund $170,751
Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO $5,400
Emily's List $4,535
Iowa Trial Lawyers Association $3,000

Personal

Wilhelm and her husband, Michael, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Steve Kettering (R)
Iowa State Senate District 26
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Mark Zieman
Iowa State Senate District 8
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Michael Gronstal (D)