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|Iowa State Senate District 7|
|January 10, 2011-Present|
|January 10, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Minority Whip, Iowa State Senate|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Northern Iowa, 1993|
|Birthday||December 22, 1969|
|Place of birth||Sioux City, Iowa|
|Profession||President, JAR Imports|
Bertrand served as Minority Whip in 2013.
Bertrand earned his B.S. in Political Science from the University of Northern Iowa in 1993. His professional experience includes working as President of JAR Imports and TARINI Wines.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Bertrand served on the following committees:
|Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Rules and Administration|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bertrand served on these committees:
|Iowa Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Economic Growth/Rebuild Iowa|
|• Labor and Business Relations|
|• State Government|
- See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Iowa State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Jim France defeated Maria Rundquist in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Rick Bertrand was unopposed in the Republican primary. France, Bertrand and Rundquist (I) faced off in the general election after Rundquist filed to run as an Independent on July 29, 2014. Incumbent Bertrand defeated both challengers, Rundquist and France, in the general election.
|Iowa State Senate, District 7 Democratic Primary, 2014|
- See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2010
In the June 8 primary election, Bertrand was unopposed.
|Iowa State Senate, District 1 (2010) General Election|
|Rick Bertrand (R)||7,581||50.7%|
|Rick Mullin (D)||7,359||49.3%|
|Iowa State Senate, District 1 - Republican Primary (2010)|
A Woodbury County jury awarded Bertrand $231,000 in damages in a defamation lawsuit over a negative TV ad in the campaign. Bertrand filed the suit in October 2010 against Mullin, claiming he was defamed by an ad paid for by the Iowa Democratic Party that said Bertrand "put profits ahead of children's health." Mullin, who approved the ad, was ordered to pay $31,000 and the Democratic Party $200,000.
In 2010, a year in which Bertrand was up for re-election, he collected $172,713 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Iowa State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Rick Bertrand's campaign in 2010|
|Iowa Republican Party||$91,879|
|Butler County Republican Central Cmte||$15,000|
|Woodbury County Republican Central Cmte||$10,000|
|Rastetter, Bruce L||$5,000|
|Gleeson, John W||$3,500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$172,713|
Bertrand and his wife, Tammy, have two children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Rick + Bertrand + Iowa + Senate
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- Iowa State Senate - Sen. Rick Bertrand
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Rick Bertrand on YouTube
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official primary election candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 30, 2014
- The Des Moines Register, "Election2014," accessed November 5, 2014
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official 2010 election results," accessed December 24, 2013
- "Official 2010 Primary election results," accessed April 7, 2014
- Des Moines Register, "Jury orders Iowa Democratic Party, candidate to pay in negative ad lawsuit," April 6, 2012
- Follow The Money, "2010 Campaign Contributions," accessed April 8, 2014
Amanda Ragan (D)
|Iowa State Senate District 7
| Succeeded by|
|Iowa State Senate District 1
| Succeeded by|
David Johnson (R)