Mike Connolly (Iowa politician)

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Michael W. Connolly
Michael Connolly - Official Portrait - 82nd GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 14th district
In office
1990–2008
Preceded by Kitty Rehberg
Succeeded by Pam Jochum
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 35th district
In office
1978–1990
Preceded by Diane Brandt
Succeeded by  ??
Personal details
Born (1945-10-31) October 31, 1945 (age 69)
Dubuque, Iowa
Political party Democrat
Spouse(s) Martha
Children Maureen, John
Residence Dubuque, Iowa
Alma mater Loras College
Occupation Legislator
Religion Roman Catholic
Website Connolly's website

Michael W. "Mike" Connolly (born October 31, 1945) was the Iowa State Senator from the 14th District. He served in the Iowa Senate 1989 – 2008 and was an assistant majority leader.

Education[edit]

He received his B.A. and M.A. from Loras College.

Career[edit]

Connolly spent 30 years in the public service, 10 of which were spent in the Iowa House and 20 years in the Iowa Senate.[1] Connolly served on several committees in the Iowa Senate - the Appropriations committee; the Education committee; the Ways and Means committee; the Ethics committee, where he was vice chair; the Government Oversight committee, where he was vice chair; the State Government committee, where he was chair and the Transportation committee,[1] where he was chair. He served in the Iowa House of Representatives 1979 – 1989.

Connolly ran unopposed for re-election in 2004, receiving 21,685 votes.[2] He was not a candidate in the Iowa Senate elections, 2008.[3]

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Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Tom Tauke
20th District
1978 – 1982
Succeeded by
John Groninga
Preceded by
Diane Brandt
35th District
1982 – 1990
Succeeded by
??
Iowa Senate
Preceded by
Robert Carr
18th District
1990 – 2002
Succeeded by
Mary Lundby
Preceded by
Kitty Rehberg
14th District
2002 – 2008
Succeeded by
Pam Jochum