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  |Profession = Commercial Loan Officer and Appraiser
 
  |Profession = Commercial Loan Officer and Appraiser
 
  |Religion = United Methodist
 
  |Religion = United Methodist
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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.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Thomas Sands''' (b. September 13, 1954) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], representing [[Iowa House of Representatives District 88|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.
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==Biography==
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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.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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{{IA HD88 2014}}
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
Sands ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|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.<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 May 15, 2012]</ref>
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Sands ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|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.<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 May 15, 2012]</ref>
  
 
{{Election box 2012
 
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::''See also: [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 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.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.ia.us/pdfs/elections/2010/streporr.pdf Official Iowa House of Representatives General Election Results, 2010]</ref>  
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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.<ref>[http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/2010/gensummaryorr.pdf ''Iowa Secretary of State'', "Official 2010 General election results," accessed October 1, 2014]</ref>  
  
 
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===2008===
 
===2008===
On November 4, 2008, Sands was re-elected to the 87th District Seat in the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], defeating Frank Best (D). <ref>[http://www.sos.state.ia.us/pdfs/elections/2008/OfficialCanvass2008General.pdf 2008 Iowa Election results]</ref>  Sands raised $136,821 for his campaign, while Best raised $263,534. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=IA&y=2008 Iowa House of Reps., 2008 Money Raised]</ref>
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On November 4, 2008, Sands was re-elected to the 87th District Seat in the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], defeating Frank Best (D).<ref>[http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/2008/OfficialCanvass2008General.pdf ''Iowa Secretary of State'', "Official 2008 General election results," accessed April 7, 2014]</ref>  Sands raised $136,821 for his campaign, while Best raised $263,534.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=IA&y=2008 ''Follow The Money'', "Funds raised by 2008 Iowa House candidates," accessed April 7, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|year = 2002
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|totalraised2012 = 203742
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|Iowa State House, District 88]]
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|totalraised2010 = 58509
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010|Iowa State House, District 87]]
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|totalraised2008 = 136821
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2008|Iowa State House, District 87]]
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|totalraised2006 = 77320
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|result2006 = Won
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|office2006 = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2006|Iowa State House, District 87]]
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|totalraised2004 = 65760
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|result2004 = Won
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|office2004 = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2004|Iowa State House, District 87]]
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|totalraised2002 = 41739
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|result2002 = Won
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|office2002 = [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2002|Iowa State House, District 87]]
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===2012===
 
===2012===
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 203,742
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|org1 = Iowa Republican Party
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|org2 = Sands, Thomas R
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|org3 = Iowa Association of Realtors
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|org4 = Iowa Bankers Association
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|org5 = Associated General Contractors of Iowa
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|orgamount1 = 26780
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|orgamount2 = 8235
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|orgamount3 = 7250
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|orgamount4 = 7000
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|orgamount5 = 7000
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|}}
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===2010===
 
===2010===
In 2010 Sands collected $58,509 in campaign donations.  The largest donors are listed as follows:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=IA&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable 2010 Contributions to Iowa House candidates]</ref>
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In 2010 Sands collected $58,509 in campaign donations.  The largest donors are listed as follows:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=IA&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable ''Follow The Money'', "2010 Contributions," accessed April 7, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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===2008===
 
===2008===
In 2008 Sands collected $136,821 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96537 2008 Contributions to Thomas Sands]</ref>
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In 2008 Sands collected $136,821 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96537 ''Follow The Money'', "2008 Campaign Contributions," accessed April 8, 2014]</ref>
  
 
His for largest contributors were:
 
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
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 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'', "Biography," accessed April 8, 2014]</ref>  
  
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==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
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==See also==
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* [[Iowa House of Representatives]]
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* [[Iowa House of Representatives#Committees|Iowa House Committees]]
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* [[Iowa House of Representatives District 88]]
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* [[Iowa State Legislature]]
 
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*[http://www.legis.iowa.gov/Legislators/legislator.aspx?GA=84&PID=249 Thomas Sands on the Iowa House Website]  
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*[http://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislators/legislator?ga=85&personID=249 Thomas Sands on the Iowa House Website]
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*[http://openstates.org/ia/legislators/IAL000123/thomas-r-sands/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=32714 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=32714 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/voting_category.php?can_id=32714 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/voting_category.php?can_id=32714 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96537 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=80188 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=63033 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=27969 2002]
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*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=140224 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=121720 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96537 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=80188 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=63033 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=27969 2002]
  
 
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Thomas Sands
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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.

Biography

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

2014

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Iowa House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Tom Sands was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3]

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.[4][5]

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.[6]

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).[7] Sands raised $136,821 for his campaign, while Best raised $263,534.[8]

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

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sands is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Sands raised a total of $583,891 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[9]

Thomas Sands's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State House, District 88 Won $203,742
2010 Iowa State House, District 87 Won $58,509
2008 Iowa State House, District 87 Won $136,821
2006 Iowa State House, District 87 Won $77,320
2004 Iowa State House, District 87 Won $65,760
2002 Iowa State House, District 87 Won $41,739
Grand Total Raised $583,891

2012

Sands won re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Sands raised a total of $203,742.
Iowa House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Thomas Sands's campaign in 2012
Iowa Republican Party$26,780
Sands, Thomas R$8,235
Iowa Association of Realtors$7,250
Iowa Bankers Association$7,000
Associated General Contractors of Iowa$7,000
Total Raised in 2012$203,742
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010 Sands collected $58,509 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed as follows:[10]

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.[11]

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.[12]

Scorecards

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2012

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