|Paul C. Shomshor, Jr.|
|Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 100th district
December 12, 2003 – January 9, 2011
|Preceded by||Brad Hansen|
|Succeeded by||Mark Brandenburg|
April 10, 1967 |
Council Bluffs, Iowa
|Residence||Council Bluffs, Iowa|
|Alma mater||Baylor University|
Paul C. Shomshor, Jr. (born April 10, 1967) is a former Iowa State Representative from the 100th District. He served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 2003, when he was elected in a special election, until 2011. He received his BA and MA from Baylor University.
During his last term in the Iowa House, Shomshor served on the Agriculture, Commerce, and (until November 9, 2009) State Government committees. He also served as the chair of the Ways and Means Committee and as a member of the Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee. His prior political experience includes serving on the Council Bluffs City Council from 1997–2001 and running for the United States House of Representatives in 2002.
In 2002, Shomshor ran for Iowa's 5th congressional district, following the 2002 redistricting and Republican Greg Ganske's decision to leave the House and run for the United States Senate. He lost the election to Republican opponent and then-State Senator Steve King. He won election to the Iowa House in an August 5, 2003 special election for the vacancy in the 100th District left when Republican Brad Hansen resigned to attend law school. He won the election, defeating Republican opponent Steve Cates. Shomshor left the house in 2011 after losing re-election in 2010 to Republican Mark Brandenburg.
|United States House of Representatives elections, 2002 
|Republican (newly redistricted)||Steve King||Republican||113,257||62.1|
|Iowa House of Representatives special election, 2003 
|Democratic gain from Republican||Paul Shomshor||Democratic||2,339||58.5|
|Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2004 
|Democratic hold||Paul Shomshor*||Democratic||6,757||60.4|
|Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2006 
|Democratic hold||Paul Shomshor*||Democratic||3,568||51.8|
|Scott A. Belt||Republican||3,211||46.6|
|Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2008 
|Democratic hold||Paul Shomshor*||Democratic||6,208||52.3|
|Scott A. Belt||Republican||5,653||47.6|
|Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010 
|Republican gain from Democratic||Mark A. Brandenburg||Republican||3,699||51.7|
- King, Steve; Shomshor, Paul (2002-10-04) (transcript). Iowa Press #3005. Interview with Dean Borg. David Yepsen and Mike Glover. Iowa Press. PBS. Des Moines, Iowa. http://www.iptv.org/iowapress/transcripts/3005.cfm. Retrieved 2011-10-15.
- "Democrat wins special House election". Sioux City Journal. 2003-08-07. Retrieved 2011-10-15.
- "Canvass Summary - Final - 2002 General Election (11/5/2002)". Iowa Secretary of State. 2002-12-02. p. 4. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
- "Special Election Canvass Summary - Iowa House District 100 - August 5, 2003". Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved 2011-10-15.
- "Canvass Summary - Final - 2004 General Election (11/2/2004)". Iowa Secretary of State. 2004-12-06. p. 136. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
- "Official Results Report - Statewide, 2006 General Election 11-07-2006". Iowa Secretary of State. 2006-11-21. p. 50. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
- "November 4, 2008 General Election Results". Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
- "Official Results Report, General Election held November 2, 2010". Iowa Secretary of State. 2010-12-16. p. 141. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
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- Representative Paul Shomshor official Iowa General Assembly site
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- Biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Financial information (state office) at the National Institute for Money in State Politics
- Iowa Democratic Party Fifth District
|Iowa House of Representatives|
2003 – 2011