Pat Ward

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Pat Ward
Iowa State Senate District 30
Former officeholder
In office
2004-October 15, 2012
Assistant Minority Leader, Iowa State Senate
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$118/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First elected2004
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sCentral Missouri State University, 1979
ReligionChurch of Christ
Pat Ward was a Republican member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 30 from 2004 until her death on October 15, 2012. Ward won a special election for the Iowa State Senate in February of 2004. She was serving as an Assistant Minority Leader when she died.[1]

Ward earned her B.S. in Business and Legal Studies from Central Missouri State University in 1979.

Ward had worked as Director for the Iowa State Senate Republican Caucus Staff. She was also a Personnel Director/Public and Government Relations Director for Electric Utility Company.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ward served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Ward served on these committees:



See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2012

Ward was seeking re-election to District 22 in 2012. She officially tendered her resignation from District 30, effective January 1, 2013, on February 1, 2012. Due to redistricting Ward was drawn into the same district as Matt McCoy (D), who was last elected in 2010 and not up for re-election until 2014. Thus, if Ward had not resigned, McCoy would have had to stand for re-election two years before the expiration of his term.[2]

Ward defeated Jeff Mullen in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012. She would have faced Desmund Adams (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012, but she passed away on October 15.[3][4]

Iowa State Senate, District 22 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPat Ward Incumbent 58% 1,818
Jeff Mullen 42% 1,314
Total Votes 3,132


On November 4, 2008, Ward was re-elected to the 30th District Seat in the Iowa State Senate with no opposition. [5] She raised $36,250 for her campaign. [6]

Iowa State Senate, District 30 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPat Ward (R) 21,842

Campaign donors


In 2008 Ward collected $36,250 in donations.[7]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Associated General Contractors of Iowa $4,000
1st Gateway Credit Union $2,750
John Deere & Co. $2,000
Iowa Dental Association $2,000

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Ward left a widower, John, and two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Neal C. Schuerer
Iowa State Senate District 30
2004–October 15, 2012
Succeeded by
Jeff Danielson (D)