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Robert Bacon
Robert Bacon.jpg
Iowa State Senate District 5
In office
January 10, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$118/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionOwner, Bacon Funeral Homes
Office website
Robert Bacon is a Republican member of the Iowa State Senate. He has represented District 5 since 2011. On September 8, 2011, Bacon announced that he will seek the Iowa House District 48 seat in 2012. He resigned his Senate seat, as required by law, on February 1, 2012, with the resignation taking effect on Jan. 1, 2013.[1][2]

Bacon has managed funeral homes since 1983. He is currently the owner of Bacon Funeral Homes in Maxwell, IA and Nevada. He has also served on the city councils of Freemont and Maxwell.

Committee assignments

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bacon has been appointed to these committees:


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Robert Bacon, Iowa endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election. [3]



See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

On September 8, 2011, Bacon announced that he would seek the Iowa House District 48 seat in 2012.[1] Due to redistricting Bacon was drawn into the same district as Bill Dix (R), who was last elected in 2010 and not up for re-election until 2014. Thus, if Bacon had not resigned, Dix would have had to stand for re-election two years before the expiration of his term.[2] Bacon ran unopposed in the June 5, 2012 Republican primary and defeated Becky Perkovich (D) in the November 6, 2012 general election.

Iowa House of Representatives, District 48, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Bacon 55.2% 8,485
     Democratic Becky Perkovich 44.8% 6,889
Total Votes 15,374


See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2010

Bacon defeated Democratic incumbent Rich Olive by a margin of 12,368 to 10,510 in the November 2 general election. [4]

In the June 8 primary election, Bacon was unopposed. [5]

Iowa State Senate, District 5 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Bacon (R) 12,368 54.1%
Rich Olive (D) 10,510 45.9%
Iowa State Senate, District 5 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Bacon 3,819 100%

Campaign themes


From the Iowa Senate Republicans web site, Rob Bacon speaks of his concerns: [6]

  • State budget - “The budget needs to be balanced. I will work every day to protect the pocketbook and wallets of Iowans.”
  • Taxes - “I believe [Iowans] pay enough in taxes.”

Campaign donors


In 2010, Bacon raised $224,743 in contributions. [7]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Republican Party $185,884
Butler County Republican Central Cmte $10,000
Hamilton County Republican Central Cmte $3,500
Freedom First PAC Iowa $3,000


Bacon and his wife Carol have four children.

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Preceded by
Rich Olive
Iowa Senate District 5
Succeeded by