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Nate Willems
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Iowa House of Representatives District 29
Former Member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sGeorgetown University School of Foreign Service, 2001
J.D.University of Iowa College of Law, 2007
Place of birthAnamosa, IA
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Nate Willems is a former Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 29 from 2009 to 2013.

Willems is an Attorney with Sole, McManus, Pearson and Willems, P.C.

He is a member of the Lincoln Highway Lisbon Lions Club, Linn County Democratic Central Committee, and the Mount Vernon Athletic Boosters.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Willems served on the following committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Willems served on the following committees:



See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2012

Willems ran in the 2012 election for Iowa State Senate District 48. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012 and was defeated by Dan Zumbach (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012. [2][3]

Iowa State Senate, District 48, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan Zumbach 50.9% 16,415
     Democratic Nate Willems 49.1% 15,858
Total Votes 32,273


See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010

Willems won re-election to the 29th District seat against Shawn Graham (R). Willems had no opposition in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 29 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngNate Willems (D) 7,487
Shawn Graham (R) 6,658


On November 4, 2008, Willems was elected to the 29th District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Emma Nemecek (R). [5] Willems raised $86,126 for his campaign, while Nemecek raised $11,219. [6]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 29
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngNate Willems (D) 10,524
Emma Nemecek (R) 7,469

Campaign donors


In 2010 Willems collected $94,008 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed as follows:[7]


In 2008 Willems collected $86,126 in donations.[8]

Four of his largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Cedar Rapids building & Construction Trades Council $2,500
Iowa State Bar Association $2,200
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 125 $2,000
Linn Phoenix Club $2,000


Willems lives in Lisbon, Iowa with his wife Maggie and two daughters, Ava and Emery.[9]

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Preceded by
Iowa House of Representatives District 29
Succeeded by
Dan Kelley (D)