Michael Breitbach

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Michael Breitbach
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Iowa State Senate District 28
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
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 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sLoras College
Place of birthColesburg, Iowa
Office website
Michael Breitbach is a Republican member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 28. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Breitbach earned his B.S. in Accounting and Business from Loras College.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2015
Economic Growth
Local Government
Ways and Means


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


Campaign themes

Breitbach's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]


  • Excerpt:"Our families have to live within our budgets. We need to insure that our state and federal government does the same."

Government Regulations

  • Excerpt:"I believe we need to reevaluate our government's role and reestablish the role of individuals and families."

Finding Solutions

  • Excerpt:"I have a proven record of solving problems in business and I want to bring that approach to state government."



See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2012

Breitbach ran in the 2012 election for Iowa State Senate District 28. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012, and defeated John Beard in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Iowa State Senate, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Breitbach 50.1% 14,867
     Democratic John Beard 49.9% 14,833
Total Votes 29,700


Breitbach was a Republican candidate for District 24 of the Iowa House of Representatives in the November 2, 2010, state legislative elections. Breitbach was defeated by Roger Thomas (D) in the November 2 general election.[4]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Breitbach is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Breitbach raised a total of $207,879 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[5]

Michael Breitbach's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State Senate, District 28 Won $188,756
2010 Iowa State House, District 24 Defeated $19,123
Grand Total Raised $207,879


Breitbach won election to the Iowa State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Breitbach raised a total of $188,756.


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Mike and his wife, Theresa, have four children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
James Seymour (R)
Iowa State Senate District 28
Succeeded by