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  |Name = Peter Cownie
 
  |Name = Peter Cownie
 
  |Profile picture = Peter Cownie.jpg
 
  |Profile picture = Peter Cownie.jpg
  |Position = Iowa House of Representatives District 60
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  |Position = Iowa House of Representatives District 42
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Tenure = 2009-Present
 
  |Tenure = 2009-Present
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 10, 2013]]
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  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 11, 2015]]
 
  |Assumed office = 2009
 
  |Assumed office = 2009
  |Political party = Republican |Party dot = {{reddot|size=10px}}
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  |Political party = Republican
 
  |Leadership =  
 
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  |Base salary = $25,000/year
 
  |Base salary = $25,000/year
  |Per diem = $118/day
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  |Per diem = $135/day
 
  |Pension  =  
 
  |Pension  =  
  |Last election = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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  |Last election = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
  |Appointed =  
 
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  |Appointed by =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |First elected = 2008
 
  |First elected = 2008
 
  |Term limits =  
 
  |Term limits =  
  |Next election = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Next election = November 4, 2014
 
  |Prior office =  
 
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  |Campaign website = http://www.cownieforstatehouse.com/
 
  |Campaign website = http://www.cownieforstatehouse.com/
 
  |Personal website =  
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Peter Cownie''' (b. April 19, 1980) is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], representing the 60th District since 2009.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Peter Cownie''' (b. April 19, 1980) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], representing District 42. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.
  
Cownie has been a Staff Member of the Iowa Senate Republican Caucus, Legislative Analyst for the [[Iowa State Senate]], and a Scheduling and Advance Assistant to United States Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta.
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Cownie's professional experience includes working as a Staff Member of the Iowa Senate Republican Caucus, Legislative Analyst for the [[Iowa State Senate]], and a Scheduling and Advance Assistant to United States Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta.
  
He is a volunteer with the Boys and Girls Club, Bull Moose Club, and Variety Club of Central Iowa.  Cownie is also President of the Junior Achievement of Central Iowa of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and Director of the West Des Moines Community Enrichment Foundation.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=103381 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Cownie]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Cownie served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Iowa
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|year = 2012
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Agriculture
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|Committee2 = Commerce
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|Chair2 = Chair
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|Committee3 = Government Oversight
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|Committee4 = Ways and Means
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|Committee5 =
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}}
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cownie has been appointed to the following committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cownie served on the following committees:
 
* [[Education Committee, Iowa House of Representatives|Education]]
 
* [[Education Committee, Iowa House of Representatives|Education]]
 
*Legislative Council
 
*Legislative Council
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2012===
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:: ''See also: [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
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Cowinie ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|Iowa House of Representatives]] District 42. Cownie ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated [[Mike McRae]] in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://electionresults.sos.iowa.gov/default.aspx?eid=22 ''Iowa Secretary of State,'' "Official Primary Results"]</ref><ref>[http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/2012/primary/candlist.pdf ''Iowa Department of Elections,'' "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed May 15, 2012]</ref>
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{{Election box 2012
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|Chamber = Iowa House of Representatives, District 42, General Election
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|party1 = Republican
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|party2 = Democratic
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|winner1 = Peter Cownie
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 = Mike McRae
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|votes1 = 9581
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|votes2 = 7341
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}}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Cownie
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|Full name = Peter Cownie
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|year = 2008
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|Editdate = September 19, 2013
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=9441 ''followthemoney.org'', "Cownie, Peter," accessed September 19, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|totalraised2012 = 151152
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|Iowa State House, District 42]]
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|totalraised2010 = 114964
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010|Iowa State House, District 60]]
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|totalraised2008 = 62924
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2008|Iowa State House, District 60]]
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}}
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Cownie
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|full Name = Peter Cownie
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=140197
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|office= Iowa House of Representatives
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 151,152
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|org1 = Knapp Ii, William C
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|org2 = Abel, Gregory E
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|org3 = Elwell, Dennis L
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|org4 = Iowa Credit Union League
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|org5 = Associated General Contractors of Iowa
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|orgamount1 = 10100
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|orgamount2 = 10000
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|orgamount3 = 6000
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|orgamount4 = 4500
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|orgamount5 = 4500
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|}}
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
In 2010 Cownie collected $114,964 in campaign donations.  The largest donors are listed as follows:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=IA&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable 2010 Contributions to Iowa House candidates]</ref>
 
In 2010 Cownie collected $114,964 in campaign donations.  The largest donors are listed as follows:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=IA&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable 2010 Contributions to Iowa House candidates]</ref>
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==Personal==
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Cownie is a volunteer with the Boys and Girls Club, Bull Moose Club, and Variety Club of Central Iowa. Cownie is also President of the Junior Achievement of Central Iowa of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and Director of the West Des Moines Community Enrichment Foundation.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=103381 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Cownie]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Peter + Cownie + Iowa + Legislature'''
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Peter + Cownie + Iowa + Legislature'''
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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{{Wikipedia}}
 
{{Wikipedia}}
*[http://www.cownieforstatehouse.com/ Peter Cownie's Campaign Website]
 
 
*[http://www.legis.iowa.gov/Legislators/legislator.aspx?GA=84&PID=7502 Peter Cownie on the Iowa House Website]  
 
*[http://www.legis.iowa.gov/Legislators/legislator.aspx?GA=84&PID=7502 Peter Cownie on the Iowa House Website]  
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=103381 Project Vote Smart Bio]
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=103381 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
*[http://votesmart.org/voting_category.php?can_id=103381 Project Vote Smart Legislative Profile]
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*[http://votesmart.org/voting_category.php?can_id=103381 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=103164 2008]
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* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=140197 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=121695 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=103164 2008]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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Revision as of 05:12, 25 October 2013

Peter Cownie
Peter Cownie.jpg
Iowa House of Representatives District 42
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Virginia
Master'sPublic Policy, Drake University
Personal
BirthdayApril 19, 1980
Place of birthDes Moines, IA
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Peter Cownie (b. April 19, 1980) is a Republican member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 42. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Cownie's professional experience includes working as a Staff Member of the Iowa Senate Republican Caucus, Legislative Analyst for the Iowa State Senate, and a Scheduling and Advance Assistant to United States Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Cownie served on the following committees:

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Agriculture
Commerce, Chair
Government Oversight
Ways and Means

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cowinie ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 42. Cownie ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated Mike McRae in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 42, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Cownie Incumbent 56.6% 9,581
     Democratic Mike McRae 43.4% 7,341
Total Votes 16,922

2010

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010

Cownie won re-election to the 60th District seat against Alan R. Koslow (D). Cownie had no opposition in the Republican primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[3]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 60 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Cownie (R) 7,761
Alan R. Koslow (D) 4,333

2008

On November 4, 2008, Cownie was elected to the 60th District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Alan R. Koslow (D) and Russ Gibson (L). [4] Cownie raised $62,924 for his campaign, while Koslow raised $10,353 and Gibson raised $2,200. [5]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 60
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Cownie (R) 8,905
Alan R. Koslow (D) 6,874
Russ Gibson (L) 499

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cownie is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Cownie raised a total of $329,040 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[6]

Peter Cownie's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State House, District 42 Won $151,152
2010 Iowa State House, District 60 Won $114,964
2008 Iowa State House, District 60 Won $62,924
Grand Total Raised $329,040

2012

Cownie won re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Cownie raised a total of $151,152.
Iowa House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Peter Cownie's campaign in 2012
Knapp Ii, William C$10,100
Abel, Gregory E$10,000
Elwell, Dennis L$6,000
Iowa Credit Union League$4,500
Associated General Contractors of Iowa$4,500
Total Raised in 2012$151,152
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010 Cownie collected $114,964 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed as follows:[7]

Iowa House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Peter Cownie's campaign in 2010
Knapp Ii, William C$15,000
Rastetter, Bruce L$5,000
Elwell, Denny$5,000
Iowa Credit Union League$4,250
Brownell Iii, Frank$2,500
Total Raised in 2010 $114,964

2008

In 2008 Cownie collected $62,924 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Republican Party $18,849
Associated General Contractors of Iowa $1,000
Iowa Bankers Association $1,000
Iowa State Bar Association $600

Personal

Cownie is a volunteer with the Boys and Girls Club, Bull Moose Club, and Variety Club of Central Iowa. Cownie is also President of the Junior Achievement of Central Iowa of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and Director of the West Des Moines Community Enrichment Foundation.[9]

Recent news

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kim Pearson (R)
Iowa House District 42
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Iowa House of Representatives District 60
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Walt Rogers (R)