Richard Clewell

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Richard Clewell
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Candidate for
Iowa State Senate, District 41

Political party Democrat
Profession Vietnam Era Veteran, retired Department of Defense employee
Website Richard Clewell for Senate
Richard Clewell was a Demcratic candidate for District 41 of the Iowa State Senate. The primary election was on June 8, 2010 and the general election was on November 2.



See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2010

Clewell lost to Republican candidate Roby Smith by a margin of 13,865 to 9,432 in the November 2 general election. [1]

In the June 8 primary election, Clewell beat Dave Thede by a margin of 596 to 479. [2]

Iowa State Senate, District 41 - Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Clewell 596 55.4%
Dave Thede 479 44.6%

Campaign themes


On his campaign website, Clewell states economic recovery and sustainability as his main priority if elected. [3]

  • Job Creation - "...we need to deal with a projected shortage of skilled labor. Our trade unions, community colleges, and high schools are vital in making these skills available."
  • Education- " If we want Iowa to have a strong and vibrant economy, we must make Iowa the destination for education."
  • Healthcare - "The fact that 1 in 11 Iowans does not have health care insurance is a clear indication that the system is not working. We cannot wait for Washington to do what we must do now for our most vulnerable citizens..."
  • Fiscal Accountability - "I believe...that both spending and revenues must be considered to achieve a balanced budget. The governors tax credit panel which did a cost-benefit analysis on how our tax dollars are being used to stimulate business growth is on the right track and we need to pursue this level of focus more broadly."

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