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 8, 2017
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/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

2013-2014

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Commerce
Economic Growth/Rebuild Iowa
Education
Human Resources, Vice-chair
Local Government, Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wilhelm served on 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

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

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)