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Mary Mascher
Mary Mascher.jpg
Iowa House of Representatives District 77
In office
Term ends
January 10, 2013
Years in position 20
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$118/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Iowa, 1976
Master'sUniversity of Iowa, 1982
Date of birthSeptember 22, 1952
Place of birthIowa City, IA
Office website
Mary Mascher (b. September 22, 1952) is a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing the 77th District since 1995. She currently serves as an Assistant Minority Leader.

Mascher has been a Teacher in Iowa City Community Schools since 1976. She served as Chair of the Johnson County Democratic Party from 1986-1988.

She is a member of the Iowa State Education Association, National Education Association, Democratic Activist Woman's Network, Iowa State Sesquicentennial Commission, and the National Council of State Legislators.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Mascher has been appointed to the following committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Mascher served on the following committees:



See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010

Mascher won re-election to the 77th District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. She was also unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[2]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 77
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMary Mascher (D) 8,211


On November 4, 2008, Mascher was re-elected to the 77th District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Chris L. Brewer (Nominated by petition). [3] Mascher raised $17,489 for her campaign, while Brewer raised $0. [4]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 77
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMary Mascher (D) 11,284
Chris L. Brewer 2,421

Campaign donors


In 2010 Mascher collected $25,663 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed as follows:[5]

Iowa House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mary Mascher's campaign in 2010
Great Plains Laborers District Council$2,000
Iowa Dental Association$1,500
Iowa Credit Union League$1,000
Iowa Wholesale Beer Distributors Association$1,000
Iowa Association Of Realtors$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $25,663


In 2008 Mascher collected $17,489 in donations.[6]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Schwartz, Bernard L. $3,000
Iowa Dental Association $2,500
Associated General Contractors of Iowa $1,500
Great Plains Laborers District Council $1,300

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