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Rich Taylor

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Rich Taylor
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Iowa State Senate District 42
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchNational Guard
Years of service1972-1979
Place of birthMount Pleasant, Iowa
Office website
Rich Taylor is a Democratic member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 42. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Taylor's professional experience includes working as an HVAC Technician and Maintenance Worker for the Iowa State Penitentiary.[1]


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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Agriculture, Vice-chair
Economic Growth/Rebuild Iowa
Local Government



See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2012

Taylor ran in the 2012 election for Iowa State Senate District 42. He defeated Donna Amandus and Bob Morawitz in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012. Taylor defeated Larry W. Kruse (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Iowa State Senate, District 42, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRich Taylor 50.6% 15,058
     Republican Larry Kruse 44.7% 13,281
     Independent Michael Garmoe 4.7% 1,396
Total Votes 29,735

Iowa State Senate, District 42 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRich Taylor 49.8% 1,446
Donna Amandus 35.6% 1,032
Bob Morawitz 14.6% 423
Total Votes 2,901

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Taylor is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Taylor raised a total of $414,599 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[4]

Rich Taylor's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State Senate, District 42 Won $414,599
Grand Total Raised $414,599


Taylor won election to the Iowa State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Taylor raised a total of $414,599.
Iowa State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rich Taylor's campaign in 2012
Iowa Senate Majority Fund$250,841
Senate Majority Fund$83,858
Afscme Iowa Council 61$21,470
Food & Commercial Workers District 431$10,000
Taylor, Richard D$10,000
Total Raised in 2012$414,599
Source:Follow the Money


Rich and his wife, Annette, have two children.[1]

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Preceded by
Shawn Hamerlinck (R)
Iowa State Senate District 42
Succeeded by