Robert Dvorsky

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Robert Dvorsky
Iowa State Senate District 15
In office
Term ends
January 10, 2015
Years in position 12
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$118/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Iowa State House of Representatives
Coralville City Council
Bachelor'sUniversity of Iowa, 1972
Master'sUniversity of Iowa, 1984
Date of birthAugust 18, 1948
Place of birthBurlington, IA
ProfessionJob Developer
Office website
Personal website
Robert Dvorsky (b. August 18, 1948) is a Democratic member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 15. He joined the Iowa State Senate in 2003. Dvorsky was on the Coralville City Council from 1979 to 1986. He was also Mason City Superintendent of Recreation from 1973 to 1979. He served in the Iowa State House of Representatives from 1986 to 1994.

Dvorsky earned his BS and MPA from the University of Iowa in 1972 and 1984, respectively.

Dvorsky is a former Small Business Manager. He was Supervisor of Recreation for the Mason City Parks and Recreation Department from 1973 to 1979. He worked as Coordinator of JTPA, (MYEP), from 1985 to 1991. He has been a Job Developer for the 6th District Department of Correctional Services from 1991 to the present. He has also worked for the East Central Iowa Employment and Training Consortium in Cedar Rapids since 1993.

Committee assignments


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Dvorsky served on these committees:



See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2010

Dvorsky defeated Libertarian candidate Christopher Peters by a margin of 17,964 to 6,092 in the November 2 general election. No Republicans filed to run for this seat.[1]

In the June 8 primary election, Dvorsky ran unopposed. [2]

Iowa State Senate, District 15 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Dvorsky (D) 17,964 74.7%
Christopher Peters (L) 6,092 25.3%


On November 7, 2006, Dvorsky was re-elected to the 15th District Seat in the Iowa State Senate with no opposition. [3] Dvorsky raised $57,806 for his campaign. [4]

Iowa State Senate, District 15 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Dvorsky (D) 19,027

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Dvorsky was up for re-election, he collected $68,543 in donations.[5]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Hawaii State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robert Dvorsky's campaign in 2010
Iowa Trial Lawyers Association$5,250
Associated General Contractors Of Iowa$3,500
Iowa Credit Union League$3,500
Iowa Dental Association$3,000
Iowa Medical Society$2,750
Total Raised in 2010 $68,543


In 2006 Dvorsky collected $57,806 in donations.[6]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Associated General Contractors of Iowa $3,500
AFSCME Iowa Council 61 $3,000
Iowa Credit Union League $2,500
Iowa Health Care Association $2,500

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Dvorsky and his wife, Susan, have two children.

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Preceded by
Betty Soukup
Iowa Senate District 15
Succeeded by