Roger Thomas

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Roger Thomas
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Iowa House of Representatives District 55
Incumbent
In office
1996-2000, 2003-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position (current service)11
Years in position (previous service)4
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUpper Iowa University, 1996
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service1969-1975
Personal
BirthdayDecember 13, 1950
Place of birthOelwein, IA
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Roger Thomas (b. December 13, 1950) is a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 55. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002 and served another term from 1996 to 2000.

Thomas's professional experience includes working as a Representative with Iowa Workforce Development as a Business, Project Director for Country Heritage Community, and a paramedic.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Economic Growth
Natural Resources
Veterans Affairs
Ways and Means

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Thomas served on the following committees:

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

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.[1][2]

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

2010

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.[3]

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

2008

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

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

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Thomas is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Thomas raised a total of $430,986 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[6]

Roger Thomas's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State House, District 55 Won $177,140
2010 Iowa State House, District 24 Won $58,631
2008 Iowa State House, District 24 Won $41,393
2006 Iowa State House, District 24 Won $18,700
2004 Iowa State House, District 24 Won $29,028
2002 Iowa State House, District 16 Won $32,571
2000 Iowa State Senate, District 32 $47,900
1998 Iowa State House, District Won $25,623
Grand Total Raised $430,986

2012

Thomas won re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Thomas raised a total of $177,140.
Iowa House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Roger Thomas's campaign in 2012
Iowa Democratic Party$137,106
Iowa Association for Justice$5,200
Associated General Contractors of Iowa$3,000
Iowa Association of Realtors$2,750
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 125$2,750
Total Raised in 2012$177,140
Source:Follow the Money

2010

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

2008

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

Personal

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.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jason Schultz (R)
Iowa House of Representatives District 55
2013-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Iowa House of Representatives District 24
2003–2013
Succeeded by
Cecil Dolecheck (R)