2018 Elections

Recommended Candidates

We all need to be held accountable in order for our schools and students to succeed, especially those holding the purse strings of the state budget. That’s why the ISEA developed a comprehensive program to help make public education issues an important part of the campaigns of candidates at all levels. We hold politicians accountable for the decisions they make concerning public education.

Our political action arm is called the ISEA PAC and it is made up of association members who are appointed at the local level. ISEA PAC uses an extensive interview and recommendation process to identify candidates who truly support educators and public education. Here are the questions we ask.

Governor/Lieutenant Governor:

        Fred Hubbell
        Rita Hart

United States Congress 

US CD 1  Abby Finkenauer  *
US CD2 Dave Loebsack
US CD3 Cindy Axne    *
US CD4 J.D. Scholten   *

Secretary of State

         Deidre DeJear

Iowa Senate

SD1 No Recommendation
SD3 Dave Dawson
SD5 John O’Brien
SD7 Jackie Smith
SD9 No Recommendation
SD11 Sara Ramsey  *
SD13 Vicky Brenner
SD15 Open
SD17 Tony Bisignano
SD19 Amber Gustafson
SD21 Claire Celsi
SD23 Herman Quirmbach
SD25 Tracy Freese
SD27 Amanda Ragan
SD29 Tod Bowman
SD31 Bill Dotzler
SD33 Robert Hogg
SD35 Todd Taylor
SD37 Zach Wahls
SD39 Kevin Kinney
SD41 Mary Stewart
SD43 Joe Bolkcom
SD45 Jim Lykam
SD47 Marie Gleason
SD49 Patti Robinson

Iowa House

HD1 Karen Larson
HD2 Ryan Odor
HD3 No Recommendation
HD4 No Recommendation
HD5 No Recommendation
HD6 Rita DeJong
HD7 Debra Jensen
HD8 Connie Price
HD9 Megan Srinivas
HD10 Jake Ronald Thompson
HD11 No Recommendation
HD12 Peter Leo
HD13 Chris Hall
HD14 Timothy Kacena
HD15 Charlie McKonkey
HD16 Steve Gorman
HD17 Jan Creasman
HD18 No Recommendation
HD19 Gregg Gustafson
HD20 Warren Varley
HD21 Denise O’Brien *
HD22 Ray Stevens
HD23 Chuck Larson *
HD24 James Uhlenkamp
HD25 Ryan Marquardt
HD26 Scott Ourth
HD27 Richard Foster
HD28 Ann Fields
HD29 Wes Breckenridge
HD30 Kent Balduchi
HD31 Rick Olson
HD32 Ruth Ann Gaines
HD33 Brian Meyer
HD34 Bruce Hunter
HD35 Ako Abdul-Samad
HD36 Marti Anderson
HD37 Andrew Rasmussen
HD38 Heather Matson
HD39 Karin Derry
HD40 John Forbes
HD41 Jo Oldson
HD42 Kristin Sunde
HD43 Jennifer Konfrst
HD44 Kenan Judge
HD45 Beth Wessel-Kroeschell
HD46 Lisa Heddens
HD47 David Weaver
HD48 Tim Winter
HD49 Brenda Brink
HD50 Dennis Evans
HD51 Tim Knutson
HD52 Todd Prichard
HD53 Sharon Steckman
HD54 No Recommendation
HD55 Kayla Koether
HD56 Lori Egan
HD57 Nancy Fett
HD58 Andy McKean
HD59 Bob Kressig
HD60 Dave Williams
HD61 Timi Brown-Powers
HD62 Ras Smith
HD63 Eric Stromberg
HD64 Bruce Bearlinger
HD65 Liz Bennett
HD66 Art Staed
HD67 Eric Gjerde
HD68 Molly Donahue
HD69 Kirsten Running-Marquardt
HD70 Tracy Ehlert
HD71 Mark Smith
HD72 Mindy Benson
HD73 No Recommendation
HD74 Dave Jacoby
HD75 Paula Denison
HD76 Ann Egley
HD77 Amy Nielsen
HD78 Kimberly Davis
HD79 Samantha Kieth
HD80 Susan McDanel
HD81 Mary Gaskill
HD82 Phil Miller
HD83 Jeff Kurtz
HD84 Jason Moats
HD85 Vicki Lensing
HD86 Mary Mascher
HD87 Dennis Cohoon
HD88 Lanny Hillyard
HD89 Monica Kurth
HD90 Cindy Winckler
HD91 Laura Liegois
HD92 Jean Simpson
HD93 Phyllis Thede
HD94 Joan Martilla
HD95 Christian Andrews
HD96 Reenie Montgomery
HD97 Tim McClimon
HD98 Mary Wolfe
HD99 Lindsay James
HD100 Charles Isenhart

ISEA PAC

It’s a fact of life that every decision that affects education is a political decision. That’s why the ISEA has developed a comprehensive program to help make public education issues an important part of the campaigns of candidates at all levels. Through our political action arm, ISEA-PAC, association members interview candidates about their views on education-related issues, issue recommendations on which candidates are most supportive of public education, and work to help get pro-education candidates elected.

Your voluntary contribution to our political action arm, ISEA-PAC, gives us the strength and political influence we need to make a difference for students and public education in Iowa. It helps us elect candidates who have their priorities straight and who are willing to back up their talk with positive action.What’s more, ISEA-PAC contributions help us help Iowans get beyond the campaign rhetoric and better understand what’s really at stake.

Here’s how ISEA-PAC works: We use an extensive interview and recommendation process to identify candidates who truly support educators and public education. Then, we disseminate that information to help our members — and the public — make informed decisions on election day.

You can donate to ISEA-PAC through a checkoff on your membership form, by sending a check made out to ISEA-PAC to ISEA headquarters at 777 Third Street, Des Moines, Iowa, 50309 or by clicking the PayPal donate button on the members only spot for Political Action & Election.

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