Michael Sherzan

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Michael Sherzan
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General electionNovember 4, 2014
Candidate for
U.S. House, Iowa, District 3
Bachelor'sUniversity of Iowa (1973)
Master'sUniversity of Iowa (1999)
ProfessionFinancial Services Broker
Personal website
Michael Sherzan was a Democratic candidate for the United States House of Representatives in the 2014 elections in the 3rd Congressional District of Iowa.[1] He declared his candidacy on February 11, 2013, but withdrew from the race in April 2013.[2][3]

Sherzan is the chairman of Broker Deal Financial Services Corp.


Sherzan is a financial services professional, the principal executive for a registered broker dealer and investment advisor.[4]

Sherzan is the chairman of BDFSC Holdings Corp, a board member for Broker Dealer Financial Services Corp., and a member of the Investment Advisors Corp.[4]


  • 1973: Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of Iowa
  • 1999: Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Iowa[4]



See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Iowa, 2014

Sherzan was running for election to the U.S. House, representing the 3rd Congressional District of Iowa. Sherzan was seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary. He announced his candidacy in February 2013, but withdrew from the race in April 2013.[5] The general election takes place on November 4, 2014.[6]

Race background

Republican Tom Latham unseated Democratic incumbent Leonard Boswell in the 2012 general election, but President Obama still won the district, signaling to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee that the 3rd District could be reclaimed for their party in 2014. As of January, 2013, the DCCC was already at work recruiting Democratic candidates to take on incumbents in targeted districts. According to a Roll Call report released on Jan. 22, the DCCC capitalized on the elite guest lists at events surrounding the presidential inauguration to vet prospects in three promising congressional districts, including Sherzan for Iowa's 3rd. Sherzan, a financial services broker, had not been on the press' radar before his arrival in Washington for inaugural weekend.[7] The report proved to be accurate when, on Feb. 11, Sherzan formally announced his bid for the seat.[1]


Sherzan is a member of the National Futures Association's Introducing Broker Advisory Committee and is a past member of the Security Industry Association's CEO Roundtable, Group E. He is also a former member of the board: Iowa Council for Iowa Council for International Understanding -- An international visitor's association and a former finance chair for Holy Trinity Church.[4]

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