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  |Next election = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 48|November 4, 2014]]
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Robert Bacon''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], representing District 48. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012. He previously served in the [[Iowa State Senate]] from 2011 to 2013 and the City Councils of Freemont and Maxwell.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Robert Bacon''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], representing [[Iowa House of Representatives District 48|District 48]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012. He previously served in the [[Iowa State Senate]] from 2011 to 2013 and the City Councils of Freemont and Maxwell.
  
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==Biography==
 
Bacon's professional experience includes owning Bacon Funeral Homes.
 
Bacon's professional experience includes owning Bacon Funeral Homes.
  
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{{presendorsetest|2012|Rick Santorum}}<ref>[http://washingtonindependent.com/113789/two-iowa-lawmakers-endorse-santorum ''The Washington Independent'' "Two Iowa lawmakers endorse Santorum," October 17, 2011]</ref>
 
{{presendorsetest|2012|Rick Santorum}}<ref>[http://washingtonindependent.com/113789/two-iowa-lawmakers-endorse-santorum ''The Washington Independent'' "Two Iowa lawmakers endorse Santorum," October 17, 2011]</ref>
  
==Elections==  
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==Elections==
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===2014===
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
On September 8, 2011, Bacon announced that he would seek the [[Iowa House of Representatives|Iowa House District 48]] seat in [[State_legislative_elections,_2012#Iowa|2012]].<ref name=dailyfreeman/> Due to [[Redistricting in Iowa|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.<ref name="resign"/> Bacon ran unopposed in the June 5, 2012 Republican primary and defeated [[Becky Perkovich]] (D) in the November 6, 2012 general election.
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On September 8, 2011, Bacon announced that he would seek the [[Iowa House of Representatives|Iowa House District 48]] seat in [[State_legislative_elections,_2012#Iowa|2012]].<ref name=dailyfreeman/> Due to [[Redistricting in Iowa|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.<ref name="resign"/> Bacon ran unopposed in the June 5, 2012 Republican primary and defeated [[Becky Perkovich]] (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
  
 
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
:: ''See also: [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''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. <ref>[http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/results/index.html#9 ''Iowa Secretary of State'', "Official 2010 election results," accessed December 24, 2013]</ref>  
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Bacon defeated Democratic incumbent [[Rich Olive]] by a margin of 12,368 to 10,510 in the November 2 general election.<ref>[http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/results/index.html#9 ''Iowa Secretary of State'', "Official 2010 election results," accessed December 24, 2013]</ref>  
  
In the June 8 primary election, Bacon was unopposed. <ref>[http://www.sos.state.ia.us/elections/results/2010PrimaryResults.html Official Iowa Senate Primary Election Results]</ref>
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In the June 8 primary election, Bacon was unopposed.<ref>[http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/2010/canvsummary.pdf "Official 2010 Primary election results," accessed April 7, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign themes==
 
==Campaign themes==
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
From the Iowa Senate Republicans web site, Rob Bacon speaks of his concerns: <ref>[http://www.iowasenaterepublicans.com/index.php?option=com_candidates&view=single&id=4&Itemid=20 Iowa Senate Candidates: Rob Bacon]</ref>
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From the Iowa Senate Republicans web site, Rob Bacon speaks of his concerns:<ref>[http://www.iowasenaterepublicans.com/index.php?option=com_candidates&view=single&id=4&Itemid=20 Iowa Senate Candidates: Rob Bacon]</ref>
 
* '''State budget''' - “The budget needs to be balanced. I will work every day to protect the pocketbook and wallets of Iowans.”
 
* '''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.”
 
* '''Taxes''' - “I believe [Iowans] pay enough in taxes.”
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=141895 ''followthemoney.org'', "Bacon, Robert," accessed September 19, 2013]</ref>
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=141895 ''followthemoney.org'', "Bacon, Robert," accessed September 19, 2013]</ref>
 
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|totalraised2012 = 24756
 
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===2010===
 
===2010===
  
In 2010, Bacon raised $224,743 in contributions. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=IA&y=2010&f=S&so=s#sorttable ''followthemoney.org'', "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013]</ref>   
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In 2010, Bacon raised $224,743 in contributions.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=IA&y=2010&f=S&so=s#sorttable ''Follow the Money'', "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013]</ref>   
  
 
His four largest contributors were:
 
His four largest contributors were:
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==See also==
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* [[Iowa House of Representatives]]
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* [[Iowa House of Representatives District 48]]
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* [[Iowa State Legislature]]
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.legis.iowa.gov/Legislators/legislator.aspx?GA=84&PID=10778 Iowa State Senate - Sen. Robert Bacon]
 
*[http://www.legis.iowa.gov/Legislators/legislator.aspx?GA=84&PID=10778 Iowa State Senate - Sen. Robert Bacon]
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*[http://openstates.org/ia/legislators/IAL000002/robert-bacon/ Profile from Open States]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=122014 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=122014 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=122014 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=122014 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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Robert Bacon
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Iowa House of Representatives District 48
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Iowa State Senate District 5
2011-2013
Personal
ProfessionOwner, Bacon Funeral Homes
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Robert Bacon is a Republican member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 48. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012. He previously served in the Iowa State Senate from 2011 to 2013 and the City Councils of Freemont and Maxwell.

Biography

Bacon's professional experience includes owning Bacon Funeral Homes.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Human Resources, Vice-chair
Natural Resources
State Government
Veterans Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bacon served on these committees:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Robert Bacon, Iowa endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Elections

2014

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Iowa House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Robert Bacon was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]

2012

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.[5] 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.[6] Bacon ran unopposed in the June 5, 2012 Republican primary and defeated Becky Perkovich (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

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

2010

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.[7]

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

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

2010

From the Iowa Senate Republicans web site, Rob Bacon speaks of his concerns:[9]

  • 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

Comprehensive donor information for Bacon is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Bacon raised a total of $249,499 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[10]

Robert Bacon's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State House, District 48 Won $24,756
2010 Iowa State Senate, District 5 Won $224,743
Grand Total Raised $249,499

2012

Bacon won election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bacon raised a total of $24,756.
Iowa House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robert Bacon, Iowa's campaign in 2012
Iowa Republican Party$5,139
Hamilton County Republican Central Cmte$2,335
Hy-Vee Inc$1,250
Kingland, Jennifer$1,000
Iowa Bankers Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$24,756
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Bacon raised $224,743 in contributions.[11]

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

Personal

Bacon and his wife, Carol, have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Chip Baltimore (R)
Iowa House of Representatives District 48
2013-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Rich Olive
Iowa State Senate District 5
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Daryl Beall (D)