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{{Polinfobox
 
{{Polinfobox
 
|Project = SLP
 
|Project = SLP
|Name = Megan Hess
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|Name = Megan Jones
|Profile picture = Megan Hess.jpg
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|Profile picture = Megan Jones.jpg
 
|Position = Iowa House of Representatives District 2
 
|Position = Iowa House of Representatives District 2
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Tenure = [[Swearing-in dates of state legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 14, 2013]] - Present
 
|Tenure = [[Swearing-in dates of state legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 14, 2013]] - Present
|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 11, 2015]]
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|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 4, 2014|January 8, 2017]]
 
|Assumed office = 2013
 
|Assumed office = 2013
 
|Political party = Republican
 
|Political party = Republican
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|Per diem = $135/day
 
|Per diem = $135/day
 
|Pension =
 
|Pension =
|Last election = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Last election = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 2|November 4, 2014]]
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed by =
 
|Appointed by =
 
|First elected = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
|First elected = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
|Term limits =
 
|Term limits =
|Next election = November 4, 2014
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|Next election = November 8, 2016
 
|Prior office =
 
|Prior office =
 
|Prior office years =
 
|Prior office years =
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|Profession = Lawyer
 
|Profession = Lawyer
 
|Religion =
 
|Religion =
|Office website = https://www.legis.iowa.gov/Legislators/legislator.aspx?GA=85&PID=12356
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|Office website = https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislators/legislator?ga=85&personID=10747
 
|Campaign website =
 
|Campaign website =
 
|Personal website =
 
|Personal website =
}}{{tnr}}'''Megan Hess''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], representing District 2. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Megan Jones''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], representing [[Iowa House of Representatives District 2|District 2]]. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
  
Hess earned her B.S. and J.D. from Drake University. Her professional experience includes working as a lawyer.<ref name=website>[http://www.meganhess.us/ "meganhess," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
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==Biography==
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Hess earned her B.S. and J.D. from Drake University. Her professional experience includes working as a lawyer.<ref name=website>[http://www.meganhess.us/ ''meganhess.us'', "Official Campaign Website," accessed April 8, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2015 legislative session===
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At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Jones served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Iowa
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|year = 2015
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Environmental Protection
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|Chair1 = Chair
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|Committee2 = Judiciary
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|Committee3 = Local Government
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|Committee4 =
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|Committee5 =
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|Committee6 =
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}}
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===2013-2014===
 
===2013-2014===
 
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hess served on the following committees:
 
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hess served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
 
{{Committee Assignments
 
|State = Iowa
 
|State = Iowa
|year = 2012
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|year= 2013
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|Collapse=Yes
 
|Chamber = House of Representatives
 
|Chamber = House of Representatives
 
|Committee1 = Education
 
|Committee1 = Education
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|Committee3 = Human Resources
 
|Committee3 = Human Resources
 
|Committee4 = Judiciary
 
|Committee4 = Judiciary
|Chair4= Vice-chair
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|Chair4= Vice chair
 
|Committee5 =
 
|Committee5 =
 
}}
 
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
 
===Campaign themes===
 
===Campaign themes===
Hess' website highlights the following campaign themes:<ref name=website/>
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Hess' website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref name=website/>
  
 
*"We need to develop and market it to keep people in, and bring people to, Iowa."
 
*"We need to develop and market it to keep people in, and bring people to, Iowa."
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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{{IA HD2 2014}}
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
Hess ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|Iowa House of Representatives]] District 2. She defeated [[Josh Davenport]] in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012. Hess defeated [[Steve Bomgaars]] (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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Hess ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|Iowa House of Representatives]] District 2. She defeated [[Josh Davenport]] in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012. Hess defeated [[Steve Bomgaars]] (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/2012/primary/canvsummary.pdf ''Iowa Secretary of State,'' "Official Primary Results," accessed October 1, 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
 
{{Election box 2012
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|party1 = Republican
 
|party1 = Republican
 
|party2 = Democratic
 
|party2 = Democratic
|winner1 = Megan Hess
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|winner1 = Megan Jones
 
|Inc1 =
 
|Inc1 =
 
|candidate2 = Steve Bomgaars
 
|candidate2 = Steve Bomgaars
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|votes2 = 6652
 
|votes2 = 6652
 
}}
 
}}
 
  
 
{{Primary election box 2012
 
{{Primary election box 2012
 
|Chamber= Iowa House of Representatives, District 2
 
|Chamber= Iowa House of Representatives, District 2
 
|party= Republican
 
|party= Republican
|winner1 = Megan Hess
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|winner1 = Megan Jones
 
|Inc1 =  
 
|Inc1 =  
 
|candidate2 = Josh Davenport
 
|candidate2 = Josh Davenport
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{{Comprehensive donor history
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
|Name = Hess  
 
|Name = Hess  
|Full name = Megan Hess
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|Full name = Megan Jones
 
|year = 2012
 
|year = 2012
 
|Editdate = September 19, 2013
 
|Editdate = September 19, 2013
|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=1412255 ''followthemoney.org'', "Hess, Megan," accessed September 19, 2013]</ref>
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=1412255 ''followthemoney.org'', "Hess, Megan," accessed September 19, 2013]</ref>
 
|party = Republican
 
|party = Republican
 
|totalraised2012 = 103519
 
|totalraised2012 = 103519
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{{SLP donor box 2012
 
{{SLP donor box 2012
 
|name = Hess  
 
|name = Hess  
|full Name = Megan Hess
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|full Name = Megan Jones
 
|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=147528
 
|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=147528
 
|office= Iowa House of Representatives
 
|office= Iowa House of Representatives
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|}}
  
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==Scorecards==
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{{Iowa legislature scorecards|Begin=2013|End=2020}}
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
{{submit a bio}}
 
{{submit a bio}}
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "'''Megan + Hess + Iowa + House'''"
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "'''Megan + Hess + Iowa + House'''"
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Megan+Hess+Iowa+House&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Megan Hess News Feed</rss>
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{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Megan+Hess+Iowa+House&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Megan Jones News Feed}}
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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 2]]
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* [[Iowa State Legislature]]
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
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*[https://www.legis.iowa.gov/Legislators/legislator.aspx?GA=85&PID=12356 Rep. Hess's website]
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*[https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislators/legislator?ga=85&personID=10747 Profile from the Iowa House of Representatives]
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*[http://openstates.org/ia/legislators/IAL000257/megan-hess/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=137928 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=137928 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=137928 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=137928 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
*[http://twitter.com/#!/meganleehess Megan Hess on Twitter]
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*[http://twitter.com/#!/meganleehess Megan Jones on Twitter]
*[http://www.linkedin.com/pub/megan-hess/17/890/99a Megan Hess on LinkedIn]
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*[http://www.linkedin.com/pub/megan-hess/17/890/99a Megan Jones on LinkedIn]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=147528 2012]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=147528 2012]
  
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Megan Jones
Megan Jones.jpg
Iowa House of Representatives District 2
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolSpencer High School
Bachelor'sDrake University
J.D.Drake University
Personal
Place of birthHarlan, Iowa
ProfessionLawyer
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Megan Jones is a Republican member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 2. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Hess earned her B.S. and J.D. from Drake University. Her professional experience includes working as a lawyer.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Jones served on the following committees:

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2015
Environmental Protection, Chair
Judiciary
Local Government

2013-2014

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

Issues

Campaign themes

Hess' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • "We need to develop and market it to keep people in, and bring people to, Iowa."
  • "I will take a grassroots approach to economic development. I will make it clear to the state and nation that northwest Iowa has its doors open to business."

Elections

2014

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Iowa House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Megan Jones was unopposed in the Republican primary and faced Terry Manwarren (I) in the general election.[2][3][4] Incumbent Hess defeated Manwarren in the general election.[5]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 2 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMegan Jones Incumbent 86.9% 8,770
     Independent Terry Manwarren 12.7% 1,287
     Write-in Write-in 0.4% 40
Total Votes 10,097

2012

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hess ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 2. She defeated Josh Davenport in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012. Hess defeated Steve Bomgaars (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMegan Jones 56.5% 8,652
     Democratic Steve Bomgaars 43.5% 6,652
Total Votes 15,304
Iowa House of Representatives, District 2 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMegan Jones 53.8% 1,139
Josh Davenport 46.2% 979
Total Votes 2,118

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hess is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Hess raised a total of $103,519 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[8]

Megan Jones's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State House, District 2 Won $103,519
Grand Total Raised $103,519

2012

Hess won election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hess raised a total of $103,519.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Chris Hall (D)
Iowa House of Representatives District 2
2013–present
Succeeded by
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