Dan Rasmussen

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Daniel J. Rasmussen
Dan Rasmussen - Official Portrait - 84th GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 23rd district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 10, 2011
Preceded by Gene Ficken
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 23rd district
In office
January 13, 2003 – January 11, 2009
Preceded by William Witt
Succeeded by Gene Ficken
Personal details
Born (1947-08-12) August 12, 1947 (age 67)
Independence, Iowa
Political party Republican
Residence Independence, Iowa
Alma mater Iowa State University
Occupation Executive Director, ILICA
Website Rasmussen's website

Daniel J. "Dan" Rasmussen (born August 12, 1947) is the Iowa State Representative from the 23rd District since 2011. A Republican, he had previously served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 2003 to 2009. He received his BS from Iowa State University. He is the Executive Director for the Iowa Chapter of Land Improvement Contractors of America (ILICA).[1]

As of October 2011, Rasmussen serves on several committees in the Iowa House - the Agriculture, Economic Growth/Rebuild Iowa, Natural Resources, and Transportation committees. His prior political experience included serving on the Independence School Board.

Electoral history[edit]

Rasmussen first ran for election to the Iowa House in 2000, losing the election to the 28th District's incumbent Democrat, Steve Falck. The legislative districts were redrawn for the 2002 election, and Rasmussen defeated Democratic opponent Jeanette Randall in the race for the 23rd District. Rasmussen won re-election biennially until 2008, when he lost to Democrat Gene Ficken. In 2010, Rasmussen won the seat back in a re-match with Ficken.

*incumbent

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2000 [2]
District 28
Turnout: 11,619
Democratic hold Steve Falck* Democratic 7,927 68.2
Daniel J. Rasmussen Republican 3,692 31.8
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2002 [3]
District 23
Turnout: 10,065
Republican (newly redistricted) Dan Rasmussen Republican 5,180 51.5
Jeanette Randall Democratic 4,879 48.5
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2004 [4]
District 23
Turnout: 14,359
Republican hold Dan Rasmussen* Republican 7,808 54.4
Ron C. Miller Democratic 6,543 45.6
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2006 [5]
District 23
Turnout: 11,131
Republican hold Dan Rasmussen* Republican 5,716 51.4
Pete McRoberts Democratic 5,217 46.9
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2008 [6]
District 23
Turnout: 14,286
Democratic gain from Republican Gene Ficken Democratic 7,520 52.6
Dan Rasmussen* Republican 6,761 47.3
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010 [7]
District 23
Turnout: 11,206
Republican gain from Democratic Dan Rasmussen Republican 5,596 49.9
Gene Ficken* Democratic 5,388 48.1

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Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Witt
23rd District
2003 – 2009
Succeeded by
Gene Ficken
Preceded by
Gene Ficken
23rd District
2011 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent