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Roger Thomas
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Iowa House of Representatives District 55
In office
1996-2000, 2003-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position (current service)12
Years in position (previous service)4
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$118/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUpper Iowa University, 1996
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service1969-1975
Date of birthDecember 13, 1950
Place of birthOelwein, IA
Office website
Roger Thomas (b. December 13, 1950) is a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 55 since 2013. He previously represented District 24 from 1996 to 2000 and again from 2003 to 2013.

Thomas is a Representative with Iowa Workforce Development as a Business, Project Director for Country Heritage Community, and a paramedic.

Thomas is a member of the American Legion, American Red Cross Board, Clayton County Emergency Medical Services Board, County Extension Council Board, E911 Board, Farm Bureau Board, Masonic Lodge Board, Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board, Northeast Iowa Safety Foundation Advisory Board, and Volunteers in Service to America Board.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Thomas has been appointed to the following committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Thomas served on the following committees:



See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Thomas ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 55. Thomas ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated Michael T. Klimesh (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 55, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Thomas Incumbent 50.6% 7,781
     Republican Michael T. Klimesh 49.4% 7,585
Total Votes 15,366


See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010

Thomas won re-election to the 24th District seat against Michael Breitbach (R). Thomas had no opposition in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 24 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Thomas (D) 5,282
Michael Breitbach (R) 5,160


On November 4, 2008, Thomas was re-elected to the 24th District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives with no opposition. [5] He raised $41,393 for his campaign. [6]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 24
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Thomas (D) 10,578

Campaign donors


In 2010 Thomas collected $58,631 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed as follows:[7]

Iowa House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Roger Thomas's campaign in 2010
Iowa Democratic Party$19,837
Great Plains Laborers District Council$2,500
Associated General Contractors Of Iowa$2,500
John Deere & Co$2,000
Laborers Local 340$1,750
Total Raised in 2010 $58,631


In 2008 Thomas collected $41,393 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Master Builders of Iowa $3,000
Iowa Bankers Association $2,500
John Deere & Co. $2,500
Associated GEneral Contractors of Iowa $1,750

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jason Schultz (R)
Iowa House of Representatives District 55
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Iowa House of Representatives District 24
Succeeded by
Cecil Dolecheck (R)