Michael L. Fitzgerald

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Michael L. Fitzgerald
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Iowa State Treasurer
In office
January 1, 1983 - Present
Years in position 33
Base salary$103,212
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1982
Campaign $$340,470
Term limitsNone
Bachelor'sUniversity of Iowa
Place of birthMarshalltown, Iowa
ProfessionMarketing Analyst
Office website
Michael L. Fitzgerald is the current Democratic Iowa Treasurer. He was first elected to the statewide office in 1982 and has been re-elected seven times since.[1] Fitzgerald was considering a run for Governor of Iowa in the 2014 elections, but announced he had decided against running on August 30, 2013.[2][3]


Fitzgerald was born in Marshalltown, Iowa. He graduated from high school in Colo, Iowa and went on to receive a B.S. in business administration from the University of Iowa. He worked as a marketing analyst for Massey Ferguson Company for eight years before assuming the office of treasurer.[1]


  • BS, Business administration, University of Iowa

Political career

Iowa Treasurer (1982-present)

Fitzgerald has served as Treasurer of Iowa since he was first elected in 1982.



See also Iowa gubernatorial election, 2014

Fitzgerald was considering a run for Governor of Iowa in the 2014 elections. Fitzgerald gave himself a deadline of Labor Day of 2013 to make his decision about joining the race, and announced on August 30, 2013 that he would not be running.[2] Fitzgerald did not even put together an exploratory committee, instead looking to friends and supporters for advice about the decision.[3]The general election took place November 4, 2014.


Fitzgerald was re-elected as Iowa Treasurer on November 2, 2010.[4]

Iowa Treasurer, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Fitzgerald Incumbent 52.9% 567,422
     Republican David D. Jamison 47.1% 504,605
Total Votes 1,072,027
Election Results via Iowa Secretary of State

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Fitzgerald is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Fitzgerald raised a total of $340,470 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 10, 2013.[5]

Michael L. Fitzgerald's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa Treasurer of State Not up for election $637
2010 Iowa Treasurer of State Won $71,600
2008 Iowa Treasurer of State Not up for election $28,636
2006 Iowa Treasurer of State Won $79,109
2004 Iowa Treasurer of State Not up for election $2,979
2002 Iowa Treasurer of State Won $127,712
2000 Iowa Treasurer of State Not up for election $3,156
1998 Iowa Treasurer of State Won $26,641
Grand Total Raised $340,470


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