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}}{{tnr}}'''Thomas Sands''' (b. September 13, 1954) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], representing District 88 since 2013. He previously represented District 87 from 2003 to 2013. He was Finance Chair of the Columbus Junction City Council from 1996-2002.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Thomas Sands''' (b. September 13, 1954) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], representing District 88. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002. He served as Finance Chair of the Columbus Junction City Council from 1996 to 2002.
  
Sands is a Commercial Loan Officer and Appraiser with Columbus Junction State Bank.  He has previously been a Life Insurance Agent with Life Investors Company from 1994-1998, Appraiser with Vanguard Appraisals from 1996-1997, Sales Manager of the Sajak Farm Implement Company from 1990-1993, and Owner/Operator of Grain and Livestock Farm from 1972-1992.
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Sands's professional experience includes working as a Commercial Loan Officer and Appraiser with Columbus Junction State Bank, Life Insurance Agent with Life Investors Company, Appraiser with Vanguard Appraisals, Sales Manager of the Sajak Farm Implement Company, and Owner/Operator of Grain and Livestock Farm.
 
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Sands is a Township Trustee in Concord Township, Finance Director of the [[sunshinereview:Louisa County, Iowa|Louisa County]] Farm Bureau, Charter Member/First Commander of the Sons of the American Legion, and a member of the United Methodist Church.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=32714 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Sands]</ref>
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Sands is a Township Trustee in Concord Township, Finance Director of the [[sunshinereview:Louisa County, Iowa|Louisa County]] Farm Bureau, Charter Member/First Commander of the Sons of the American Legion, and a member of the United Methodist Church.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=32714 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Sands]</ref>
  
 
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==Recent news==

Revision as of 10:24, 18 June 2013

Thomas Sands
Thomas Sands.jpg
Iowa House of Representatives District 88
Incumbent
In office
2003-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
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
High schoolColumbus High School, 1972
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 13, 1954
Place of birthMuscatine, IA
ProfessionCommercial Loan Officer and Appraiser
ReligionUnited Methodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Thomas Sands (b. September 13, 1954) is a Republican member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 88. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002. He served as Finance Chair of the Columbus Junction City Council from 1996 to 2002.

Sands's professional experience includes working as a Commercial Loan Officer and Appraiser with Columbus Junction State Bank, Life Insurance Agent with Life Investors Company, Appraiser with Vanguard Appraisals, Sales Manager of the Sajak Farm Implement Company, and Owner/Operator of Grain and Livestock Farm.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Commerce
Public Safety
Ways and Means, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Sands ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 88. Sands ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated Sara Sedlacek (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 88, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Sands Incumbent 53.5% 7,548
     Democratic Sara Sedlacek 46.5% 6,550
Total Votes 14,098

2010

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010

Sands won re-election to the 87th District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. He was also unopposed in the Republican primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[3]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 87
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Sands (R) 7,163

2008

On November 4, 2008, Sands was re-elected to the 87th District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Frank Best (D). [4] Sands raised $136,821 for his campaign, while Best raised $263,534. [5]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 87
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Sands (R) 6,949
Frank Best (D) 6,115

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010 Sands collected $58,509 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed as follows:[6]

Iowa House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Thomas Sands's campaign in 2010
Sands, Thomas R$4,008
Community Bankers Of Iowa$3,000
Union Pacific Railroad$2,750
Iowa Bankers Association$2,750
Iowa Wholesale Beer Distributors Association$1,750
Total Raised in 2010 $58,509

2008

In 2008 Sands collected $136,821 in donations.[7]

His for largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Republican Party $25,681
Iowa Bankers Association $20,500
Iowans for Tax Relief $15,000
Sands, Thomas R. $4,028

Personal

Sands is a Township Trustee in Concord Township, Finance Director of the Louisa County Farm Bureau, Charter Member/First Commander of the Sons of the American Legion, and a member of the United Methodist Church.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dennis Cohoon (D)
Iowa House of Representatives District 88
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Iowa House of Representatives District 87
2003–2013
Succeeded by
Dennis Cohoon (D)