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}}{{tnr}}'''Thomas Courtney''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Iowa State Senate]], representing District 44. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002. He served on the Burlington School Board.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Thomas Courtney''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Iowa State Senate]], representing [[Iowa State Senate District 44|District 44]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002. He served on the Burlington School Board.
  
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==Biography==
 
Courtney's professional experience includes working for Case/New Holland Company. He served in the United States Air Force.
 
Courtney's professional experience includes working for Case/New Holland Company. He served in the United States Air Force.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2015 legislative session===
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At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Courtney served on the following committees:
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|Committee4 = Rules and Administration
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===2013-2014===
 
===2013-2014===
 
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Courtney served on the following committees:
 
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Courtney served on the following committees:
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:: ''See also: [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2012]]''
  
Courtney ran for re-election to [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2012|Iowa State Senate]] District 44 in 2012. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated [[Brad Bourn]] in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://electionresults.sos.iowa.gov/default.aspx?eid=22 ''Iowa Secretary of State,'' "Official Primary Results"]</ref><ref>[http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/2012/primary/candlist.pdf ''Iowa Department of Elections,'' "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed April 17, 2012]</ref>
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Courtney ran for re-election to [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2012|Iowa State Senate]] District 44 in 2012. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012, and defeated [[Brad Bourn]] in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/2012/primary/canvsummary.pdf ''Iowa Secretary of State,'' "Official Primary Results," accessed October 1, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/2012/primary/candlist.pdf ''Iowa Department of Elections,'' "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed April 17, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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===2008===
 
===2008===
On November 4, 2008, Courtney was re-elected to the 44th District Seat in the [[Iowa State Senate]], defeating David Kerr (R). <ref>[http://www.sos.state.ia.us/pdfs/elections/2008/OfficialCanvass2008General.pdf 2008 Iowa Election Results]</ref> Courtney raised $89,781 for his campaign, while Kerr raised $8,433. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=IA&y=2008 Money Raised by Iowa Candidates, 2008]</ref>
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On November 4, 2008, Courtney was re-elected to the 44th District Seat in the [[Iowa State Senate]], defeating David Kerr (R).<ref>[http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/results/index.html#7 ''Iowa Secretary of State'', "2008 Official election results," accessed April 7, 2014]</ref> Courtney raised $89,781 for his campaign, while Kerr raised $8,433.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=IA&y=2008 ''Follow The Money'', "Money Raised by Iowa Candidates in 2008," accessed April 7, 2014]</ref>
 
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===2008===
 
===2008===
In 2008 Courtney collected $89,781 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96444 2008 Contributions to Thomas Courtney]</ref>
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In 2008 Courtney collected $89,781 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96444 ''Follow The Money'', "2008 Campaign Contributions," accessed April 8, 2014]</ref>
  
 
Four of his largest contributors were:
 
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==Scorecards==
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{{Iowa legislature scorecards|Begin=2003|End=2020}}
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Courtney is widowed and has three children.
 
Courtney is widowed and has three children.
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==See also==
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* [[Iowa State Senate]]
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* [[Iowa State Senate#Committees|Iowa Senate Committees]]
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* [[Iowa State Senate District 44]]
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* [[Iowa State Legislature]]
 
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*[http://www.legis.iowa.gov/Legislators/legislator.aspx?GA=84&PID=282 Official Iowa State Senate website of Thomas Courtney]
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*[http://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislators/legislator?ga=85&personID=282 Official Iowa State Senate website of Thomas Courtney]
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*[http://openstates.org/ia/legislators/IAL000012/thomas-g-courtney/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=32818 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=32818 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=32818 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=32818 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]

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Thomas Courtney
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Iowa State Senate District 44
Incumbent
In office
2003-Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 12
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Majority Whip, Iowa State Senate
2006-2012
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2003
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Thomas Courtney is a Democratic member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 44. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002. He served on the Burlington School Board.

Biography

Courtney's professional experience includes working for Case/New Holland Company. He served in the United States Air Force.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Courtney served on the following committees:

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2015
Appropriations
Commerce
Labor and Business Relations
Rules and Administration
State Government, Vice-chair

2013-2014

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

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2012

Courtney ran for re-election to Iowa State Senate District 44 in 2012. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012, and defeated Brad Bourn in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Iowa State Senate, District 44, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Courtney Incumbent 57% 16,125
     Republican Brad Bourn 43% 12,168
Total Votes 28,293

2008

On November 4, 2008, Courtney was re-elected to the 44th District Seat in the Iowa State Senate, defeating David Kerr (R).[3] Courtney raised $89,781 for his campaign, while Kerr raised $8,433.[4]

Iowa State Senate, District 44 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Courtney (D) 15,601
David Kerr (R) 10,536

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Courtney is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Courtney raised a total of $323,512 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[5]

Thomas Courtney's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State Senate, District 44 Won $113,251
2010 Iowa State Senate, District 44 Not up for election $44,144
2008 Iowa State Senate, District 44 Won $89,781
2006 Iowa State Senate, District 44 Not up for election $36,597
2004 Iowa State Senate, District 44 Won $22,321
2002 Iowa State Senate, District 44 Won $17,418
Grand Total Raised $323,512

2012

Courtney won re-election to the Iowa State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Courtney raised a total of $113,251.
Iowa State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Thomas Courtney's campaign in 2012
Iowa Democratic Party$36,483
Iowa Corn Growers Association$4,000
Iowa Credit Union League$3,500
Iowa Association of Realtors$3,500
Associated General Contractors Of Iowa$3,500
Total Raised in 2012$113,251
Source: Follow the Money

2008

In 2008 Courtney collected $89,781 in donations.[6]

Four of his largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Credit Union League $7,000
Associated General Contractors of Iowa $3,500
John Deere & Co. $2,750
Master Builders of Iowa $2,500

Scorecards

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2012

In 2012, the 84th Iowa State Legislature was in session from January 9 to May 9.[7]

Legislators are scored on "their records on constitutional principles and civil liberties."
Legislators are scored on their votes on "key conservative issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes with or against SC's official position.

Personal

Courtney is widowed and has three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jeff Angelo
Iowa State Senate District 44
2003–present
Succeeded by
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