David Dawson (politician)

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David Dawson
David Dawson - Official Portrait - 85th GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 14th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 14, 2013
Preceded by Josh Byrnes
Personal details
Born (1973-10-05) October 5, 1973 (age 40)
Cherokee
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Liza
Children 2 children
Residence Sioux City, Iowa
Alma mater Iowa State University
UCLA School of Law
Profession Attorney
Website Smith's website

David Alan Dawson (born October 5, 1973, in Cherokee) is the Iowa State Representative from the 14th District. A Democrat, he has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since 2013. He has a bachelors degree in sociology and psychology from Iowa State University and a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law.

As of January 2013, Dawson serves on several committees in the Iowa House - the Commerce, Human Resources, Judiciary, and Public Safety committees. He also serves as a member of the Justice System Appropriations Subcommittee.

Early life and education[edit]

Dawson was raised in Washta, Iowa and graduated as Valedictorian from Willow Community High School in 1992. In 1992, he obtained his degree in Sociology and Psychology from Iowa State University. In 1999 he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles.[1]

Career[edit]

After graduating law school, Dawson worked as an attorney with the Law Firm of Winston & Strawn in Chicago. After his time here, Dawson became a prosecutor for the Woodbury County Attorney's Office. In 2010, he started his own law office focussing on children and families.[1]

Electoral history[edit]

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2010 [2]
District 1
Democratic David Dawson Democratic unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2010 [3]
District 1
Turnout: 8,841
Republican gain from Democratic Jeremy Taylor Republican 4,645 52.54%
David Dawson Democratic 4,013 45.39%
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2012 [4]
District 14
Democratic David Dawson Democratic unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2012 [5]
District 14
Turnout: 11,699
Democratic (newly redistricted) David Dawson Democratic 6,617 46.56%
Greg Grupp Republican 4,494 38.41%

Organizations[edit]

Dawson is a member of the following organizations:

Family[edit]

Dawson is married to his wife Liza and she has two children named Kaleb and Kali. The family resides in Woodbury Heights, Iowa.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Biography". Dawson for Iowa. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Official Results Report, 2010 Primary Election held Tuesday, June 8th 2010" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  3. ^ "Official Results Report, General Election held Tuesday, November 2nd 2010" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2010-11-23. p. 42. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  4. ^ "2012 Primary Election Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 87. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  5. ^ "2012 General Election Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 60. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 

External links[edit]

Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Josh Byrnes
1st District
2013 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent