Thomas Sands

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Thomas Sands
Thomas Sands.jpg
Iowa House of Representatives District 87
In office
Term ends
January 10, 2013
Years in position 12
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$118/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
High schoolColumbus High School, 1972
Date of birthSeptember 13, 1954
Place of birthMuscatine, IA
ProfessionCommercial Loan Officer and Appraiser
ReligionUnited Methodist
Office website
Thomas Sands (b. September 13, 1954) is a Republican member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing the 87th District since 2003. He was Finance Chair of the Columbus Junction City Council from 1996-2002.

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.

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.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Sands has been appointed to the following committees:


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



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.[2]

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


On November 4, 2008, Sands was re-elected to the 87th District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Frank Best (D). [3] Sands raised $136,821 for his campaign, while Best raised $263,534. [4]

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

Campaign donors


In 2010 Sands collected $58,509 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed as follows:[5]


In 2008 Sands collected $136,821 in donations.[6]

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

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