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Steven Sodders
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Iowa State Senate District 36
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
President Pro Tempore, Iowa State Senate
2013-present
Assistant Majority Leader, Iowa State Senate
2011-2012
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sIowa Valley Community College
Personal
ProfessionDeputy Sheriff, Marshall County
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Steven Sodders is a Democratic member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 36 and serving as President Pro Tempore. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Sodders' professional experience includes working as a Detective for the Mid Iowa Drug Task Force and Deputy Sheriff for Marshall County.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Agriculture
Economic Growth/Rebuild Iowa, Chair
Judiciary
Labor and Business Relations
Rules and Administration
State Government
Veterans Affairs

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Iowa's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

In March 2013, Sodders set up a committee to explore a potential bid for Iowa's 1st District seat in the U.S. House in the 2014 elections. District 1 Democratic incumbent Bruce Braley will vacate the seat in 2014 in order to run for retiring Sen. Tom Harkin's imminently open seat in the U.S. Senate.[1]

The general election will be held November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2012

Sodders ran for re-election to the Iowa State Senate in 2012. Due to redistricting, he ran in district 36. Sodders ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated Jane A. Jech (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Iowa State Senate, District 36, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Sodders Incumbent 54.1% 15,733
     Republican Jane A. Jech 45.9% 13,360
Total Votes 29,093

2008

On November 4, 2008, Sodders was elected to the 22nd District Seat in the Iowa State Senate, defeating Jarret P. Heil (R).[4] Sodders raised $205,583 for his campaign, while Heil raised $46,272.[5]

Iowa State Senate, District 22 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Sodders (D) 14,837
Jarret P. Heil (R) 11,864

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sodders is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Sodders raised a total of $810,448 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[6]

Steven Sodders's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State Senate, District 36 Won $594,001
2010 Iowa State Senate, District 22 Not up for election $10,864
2008 Iowa State Senate, District 22 Won $205,583
Grand Total Raised $810,448

2012

Sodders won re-election to the Iowa State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Sodders raised a total of $594,001.
Iowa State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steven Sodders's campaign in 2012
Iowa Senate Majority Fund$391,959
Teamsters$15,000
Food & Commercial Workers District 431$10,500
Iowa Association for Justice$10,500
Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives$10,500
Total Raised in 2012$594,001
Source:Follow the Money

2008

In 2008 Sodders collected $205,583 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Senate Democratic Majority Fund $76,073
Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO $11,500
International Brotherhood of Teamsters $5,500
Wells Fargo $5,000

Personal

Sodders and his wife, Carrie, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Paul McKinley (R)
Iowa State Senate District 36
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Larry McKibben
Iowa State Senate District 22
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Charles Schneider (R)