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}}{{tnr}}'''Rita Hart''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Iowa State Senate]], representing District 49 since 2013.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Rita Hart''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Iowa State Senate]], representing District 49. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
  
Hart currently works as a teacher while also helping operate her family's farm in Wheatland, Iowa since 1986.
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Hart earned her Bachelor's from the University of Northern Iowa and her Master's in Educational Administration. Her professional experience includes working as a teacher and a farmer.<ref name=website>[http://www.ritahart.org/ "ritahart," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
 
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Hart attended the University of Iowa, receiving a Master's degree in Educational Administration. She received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Iowa.<ref name=website>[http://www.ritahart.org/ "ritahart," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
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Rita and Paul, her husband of 30 years, have five children.<ref name=website/>
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Revision as of 13:46, 17 June 2013

Rita Hart
Rita Hart.jpg
Iowa State Senate District 49
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
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
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Northern Iowa
Master'sUniversity of Iowa
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Rita Hart is a Democratic member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 49. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Hart earned her Bachelor's from the University of Northern Iowa and her Master's in Educational Administration. Her professional experience includes working as a teacher and a farmer.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

Hart's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Education

  • Excerpt:"Iowa must invest in our children’s future by recruiting, retaining, and rewarding teachers and administrators who maximize student achievement."

Healthcare

  • Excerpt:"As Iowa redesigns the state’s mental health and disability service system, we must focus on increasing in-home and community settings over institutional care."

Workforce Development, Economy

  • Excerpt:"Working together with small businesses, family farms and local manufacturers, we must foster an emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) courses and produce workers with the skills needed to revive and strengthen local and regional economies."

Committee Assignments

2013-2014

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Agriculture
Economic Growth/Rebuild Iowa
Education
Local Government
Veterans Affairs

Elections

2012

See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2012

Hart ran in the 2012 election for Iowa State Senate District 49. Hart defeated Dorothy O'Brien in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012. Hart defeated Andrew Naeve (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012. [2][3]

Iowa State Senate, District 49, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRita Hart 54.6% 17,305
     Republican Andrew Naeve 45.4% 14,398
Total Votes 31,703


Iowa State Senate, District 49 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRita Hart 53.5% 1,289
Dorothy O'Brien 46.5% 1,121
Total Votes 2,410

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

Personal

Rita and her husband, Paul, have five children.[1]

Recent news

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Political offices
Preceded by
Hubert Houser (R)
Iowa State Senate District 49
2013–present
Succeeded by
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