Bill Dix

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Bill Dix
Bill Dix - Official Portrait - 84th GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 25th district
In office
January 14, 2013 – March 12, 2018
Preceded by Daryl Beall
Succeeded by Annette Sweeney
Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 9th district
In office
January 10, 2011 – January 13, 2013
Preceded by Bill Heckroth
Succeeded by Nancy Boettger
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 17th district
In office
January 13, 2003 – January 7, 2007
Succeeded by Pat Grassley
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 21st district
In office
January 13, 1997 – January 12, 2003
Preceded by Robert H. Renken
Personal details
Born Janesville, Iowa, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Gerri
Children 3
Residence Shell Rock, Iowa
Alma mater Iowa State University (B.S.)
Occupation Farmer

William C. Dix is a Republican politician and farmer from Shell Rock, Iowa. He was formerly the Majority Leader of the Iowa Senate representing Senate District 25, which covers Butler, Grundy, Hardin, and Story Counties. He served as the Chair of the Rules and Administration Senate Committee.[1] He resigned from the Iowa Senate on March 12, 2018, following the release of video footage showing Dix, who is married with three children, kissing a lobbyist at a bar in Des Moines, Iowa.[2]


Iowa House of Representatives (1996–2006)[edit]

In 1996, Dix made his first bid for the Iowa House of Representatives running unopposed for House District 21 (covered Butler and Grundy Counties from 1993–2002 before redistricting from the 2000 Census) vacated by Robert H. Renken. Iowa Congressional and Legislative districts were redrawn after the 2000 Census that went into effect for the 2002 election. From 2002 to 2006, Dix represented House District 17 (covered Butler and Bremer Counties from 2002–2012). He served five two-year terms in the Iowa House being reelected in 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2004.[3]

1996 Iowa House District 21
 RepublicanBill Dix7,80399%
 Republican hold
1998 Iowa House District 21
 RepublicanBill Dix7,69899%
2000 Iowa House District 21
 RepublicanBill Dix10,17199%
2002 Iowa House District 17
 RepublicanBill Dix7,66799%
2004 Iowa House District 17
 RepublicanBill Dix11,70295%
 Write-InPaul Uzel4383.5%

Iowa's 1st Congressional District Primary (2006)[edit]

In 2006, Dix ran in the Republican Primary for Iowa's 1st Congressional District seat vacated by Jim Nussle.

2006 Republican Primary: 1st Congressional District
 RepublicanBill Dix8,48337.4%
 RepublicanBrian Kennedy3,17214%
 RepublicanMike Whalen10,97748.5%
 Democratic gain from Republican

Iowa Senate (2010–2018)[edit]

2010 Iowa Senate District 9
 DemocraticBill Heckroth9,60541%
 RepublicanBill Dix13,18957%
 Republican gain from Democratic
2014 Iowa Senate District 25
 RepublicanBill Dix18,26799%


  1. ^ Agency, Iowa Legislative Services. "State Senator". Retrieved 2017-05-03. 
  2. ^ Manchester, Julia (March 12, 2018). "Iowa Senate majority leader steps down after video shows him kissing lobbyist". The Hill. Retrieved 12 March 2018. 
  3. ^ Agency, Iowa Legislative Services. "State Representative". Retrieved 2017-05-03. 
  4. ^ "Archived Election Results and Statistics". Retrieved 2017-05-03. 
  5. ^ "Election Results & Statistics". Retrieved 2017-05-03. 
  6. ^ "Election Results & Statistics". Retrieved 2017-05-03. 
Iowa Senate
Preceded by
Russell Teig
17th District
2003 – 1997
Succeeded by
Preceded by
William Heckroth
21st District
Succeeded by
Nancy Boettger