Jeff Danielson

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Jeff Danielson
Jeff Danielson - Official Portrait - 84th GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 30th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 10, 2005
Preceded by Don Redfern
Personal details
Born (1970-08-06) August 6, 1970 (age 43)
Waterloo, Iowa
Political party Democrat
Spouse(s) Kim
Children Brandon, Erin
Residence Waterloo, Iowa
Alma mater Hawkeye Community College (A.A.);
University of Northern Iowa (B.A., M.P.P.)
Profession Professional Fire Fighter
Website Danielson's website

Jeff Danielson (born August 6, 1970) is a Democrat Iowa State Senator serving Senate District 30.

Danielson currently serves on multiple committees. Danielson serves on the Appropriations Committee(Vice Chair), the Economic Growth Committee, the State Government Committee(Chair), the Transportation Committee, and the Veterans Affairs Committee(Vice Chair). Danielson also currently serves on the Administration and Regulation Appropriations Subcommittee(Vice Chair). The permanent statutory committees he serves on are the Public Retirement Systems Committee and the State Government Efficiency Review Committee. The current boards Danielson serves on are thee Iowa Capital Investment Board. His prior public service experience includes experience as the Commissioner of the Iowa Department of Transportation and of the Waterloo Planning, Programming, and Zoning Commission. He is a U.S. Navy veteran and currently serves the community of Cedar Falls as a professional firefighter. [1]

Early Life and Education[edit]

Danielson grew up in Cedar Falls and Waterloo and entered the United States Navy after graduation from High School, serving from 1988 to 1994. After being honorably discharged, Danielson moved back to Cedar Falls and became a firefighter. After a few years, Danielson went back to school to receive his A.A. in General Studies from Hawkeye Community College and his B.A. in Public Administration and Masters of Public Policy from the University of Northern Iowa. [2]

Iowa Senate[edit]

Danielson was first elected in 2004 with 16,712 votes (54%), defeating Republican opponent Frank Dowie. [3] He was re-elected in 2008 with 16,103 votes, [4]. He defeated his opponent, Republican Walt Rogers by only 22 votes, following administrative recounts in two precincts and a district-wide recount. [5]

Due to redistricting, most of Iowa Senate District 10 became District 30 in the 2012 election and became effective on January 13, 2013.

More recently Danielson has been exploring the legalization of online poker in the state of Iowa. The most recent legislation signed by Governor Terry Brandstad explores the online gaming by instructing Iowa's Racing and Gaming Commission to submit a report on the issue. [6]

As Vice-Chair of the Veterans Affairs committee and a veteran of the United States Navy, Danielson is also a consistent advocate for pro-veteran legislation. [7]

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Iowa Senate
Preceded by
Don Redfern
10th District
2005 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent