Art Staed

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Art Staed
Art Staed - Official Portrait - 82nd GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 66th district
Assumed office
January 14, 2013
Preceded by Renee Schulte
Succeeded by Renee Schulte
Personal details
Born 1949 (age 67–68)
Joplin, Missouri, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Susan
Children Ashleigh, Tighe, Sarah, Kirsten
Residence Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Alma mater Rockhurst University
University of Missouri at Kansas City
East Central University
Occupation Educator
Website Staed's legislative website

Art Staed (born 1949)[1] is a current Iowa State Representative from the 66th District. A Democrat, he was in the Iowa House of Representatives for one term, from 2007 to 2009. Staed holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, a Master's degree in Secondary Education from the University of Missouri at Kansas City and another Master's degree in Secondary Administration from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma.

Staed served on several committees in the Iowa House – Education, Labor, and Veterans Affairs. He also served as vice chair of the Economic Growth Committee and of the Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee.

As of the 2013 Legislative Session, Staed is serving on the Education, Local Government and Veterans Affairs committees and the Administration and Regulation Appropriations Subcommittee.

Electoral history[edit]

Staed ran for the Iowa House in 2004, losing to the incumbent, Republican Jeff Elgin.[2] He was elected in 2006, defeating Republican opponent Andy Anderson.[3] Republican Renee Schulte narrowly defeated him in 2008, 8628 (49.95%) to 8615 (49.88%).[4] A recount resulted in a net gain of one vote for Staed, leaving the election with a 13-vote margin of victory.[5]


Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2004 [2]
District 37
Turnout: 17,085
Republican hold Jeff Elgin* Republican 9,579 56.1
Art Staed Democratic 7,493 43.9
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2006 [3]
District 37
Turnout: 12,569
Democratic gain from Republican Art Staed Democratic 6,462 51.4
Andy Anderson Republican 6,097 48.5
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2008 [4]
District 37
Turnout: 17,272
Republican gain from Democratic Renee Schulte Republican 8,628 50.0
Art Staed* Democratic 8,615 49.9


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  2. ^ a b "Canvass Summary – Final – 2004 General Election (11/2/2004)" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2004-12-06. p. 26. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-01-04. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  3. ^ a b "Official Results Report – Statewide, 2006 General Election 11-07-2006" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2006-11-21. p. 34. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-15. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  4. ^ a b "November 4, 2008 General Election Results". Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  5. ^ In 2012, Staed challenged Schulte again and won this election by a larger vote count. Martyn, Chase (2008-11-29). "HD 37 recount does not change result". Iowa Independent. Center for Independent Media. Retrieved 2011-10-10. On a 2-1 vote, the Recount Board certified the results of the House District 37 race Saturday evening, counting 8,615 votes for Staed and 8,628 for Schulte. That's a 13-vote margin, which means the recount netted Staed one vote. 

External links[edit]

Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jeff Elgin
37th District
Succeeded by
Renee Schulte