|Iowa House of Representatives District 41|
| Term in office began|
| Term in office ended|
June 7, 2010
|Profession||Lieutenant, Newton Police Department|
On June 7, 2010, Bell lost his battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife and two children. 
Bell was a Coordinator for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, Lieutenant in the Newton Police Department, and a Sunday School Teacher.
He was a member of the Children and Family Services Board, First Lutheran Church, Iowa State Police Officers Association, Kiwanis, National Conference of State Legislators, National Drug Abuse Resistance Education Officers Association, and President of the Young Men's Christian Association Board of Directors.
Bell ran for re-election to the 41st District seat against Gabriel Swersie (R). Bell had no opposition in the Democratic primary. Bell passed away June 7, 2010, thus Democrat Dan Kelley will take his place on the November ballot.
On November 4, 2008, Bell was re-elected to the 41st District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Adam Vandall (R).  Bell raised $37,877 for his campaign, while Vandall raised $3,882. 
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 41|
|Paul Bell (D)||8,885|
|Adam Vandall (R)||5,833|
In 2008 Bell collected $37,877 in donations.
His four largest contributors were:
|Associated General Contractors of Iowa||$3,000|
|Schwartz, Bernard L.||$3,000|
|Iowa Farm Bureau||$2,500|
|Iowa Association of Realtors||$2,347|
- Paul Bell's Official Website
- Paul Bell on the Iowa House Website
- Project Vote Smart Bio
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
|Iowa House of Representatives District 41
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