Dennis Cohoon

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Dennis M. Cohoon
Dennis M. Cohoon - Official Portrait - 84th GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 88th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
1987
Preceded by Cecil Dolecheck
Personal details
Born (1953-03-29) March 29, 1953 (age 61)
Des Moines County, Iowa
Political party Democratic
Residence Burlington, Iowa
Alma mater Iowa Wesleyan College
Website Cohoon's website

Dennis M. Cohoon (born March 29, 1953 in Burlington, Iowa)[1] is the Iowa State Representative from the 88th District. He has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since 1987.

Education[edit]

Cohoon graduated from Burlington High School in 1971. After graduating high school, he attended Southeastern Community College where he earned an associate's degree in business. He received his BA in business administration and business education with minors in special education and psychology from Iowa Wesleyan College. He has also done graduate work in special education at the University of Iowa.[1]

Personal[edit]

Cohoon has been collecting Presidential memorabilia such as buttons, stamps, cards, and busts since he was seven years old. He is also a fan of University of Iowa Hawkeye basketball and the New York Yankees.[1]

Career[edit]

From 1973-1979 Cohoon served in the Iowa Army National Guard. In 1978, he taught in the Burlington School District. He spent 32 years teaching special education in the Burlington School District after retiring in 2010.[1]

Cohoon currently serves on several committees in the Iowa House - the Appropriations committee; the Education committee; the Local Government committee; and the Transportation committee. He also serves as chair of the Transportation, Infrastructure, and Capitals Appropriations Subcommittee.

Cohoon was re-elected in 2006 with 7,201 votes, running unopposed. [1]

Family[edit]

Cohoon is the son of Meril, a railroad worker and Marie Cohoon, a homemaker. He had two sisters, Judy and Sally. He has been married to his wife Sue, a math teacher, since 1998 and together they have four step children.[1]

Organizations[edit]

Past memberships[edit]

  • Burlington Education Association
  • Geode Education Association
  • Iowa State Education Association[1]

Current memberships[edit]

  • Des Moines County Democratic Central Committee
  • First Christian Church[1]

Family[edit]

Cohoon is the son of Meril, a railroad worker and Marie Cohoon, a homemaker. He had two sisters, Judy and Sally. He has been married to his wife Sue, a math teacher, since 1998 and together they have four step children.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "DENNIS COHOON". Iowa House. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
??
100th District
1987 – 2003
Succeeded by
Brad Hansen
Preceded by
Cecil Dolecheck
88th District
2003 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent