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Megan Hess
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Iowa House of Representatives District 2
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolSpencer High School
Bachelor'sDrake University
J.D.Drake University
Place of birthHarlan, Iowa
Office website
Megan Hess is a Republican member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing 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.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Environmental Protection
Human Resources
Judiciary, Vice-chair


Campaign themes

Hess' website highlights 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."



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.[2][3]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMegan Hess 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 Hess 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.[4]

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


Hess won election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hess raised a total of $103,519.
Iowa House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Megan Jones's campaign in 2012
Iowa Republican Party$28,941
Republican State Leadership Cmte$5,000
Associated General Contractors of Iowa$3,000
Vaughan, Kevin$2,500
Farm Bureau$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$103,519
Source: Follow the Money

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