Bill Dix

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Bill Dix
Bill Dix - Official Portrait - 84th GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 25th district
Assumed office
January 14, 2013
Preceded by Daryl Beall
Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 9th district
In office
January 10, 2011 – January 13, 2013
Preceded by William Heckroth
Succeeded by Nancy Boettger
Personal details
Born November 28, 1962 (1962-11-28) (age 54)
Janesville, Iowa, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Gerri
Children Michael, William Cletus Dix, and Libby
Residence Shell Rock, Iowa
Alma mater Iowa State University (B.S.)
Profession Farmer
Religion Catholic

Bill Dix (born November 28, 1962) is a Republican politician and farmer from Shell Rock, Iowa. He is the Majority Leader of the Iowa Senate, and serves District 25.[1] He previously served in District 9 of the Iowa Senate, prior to the 2012 redistricting. He served 10 years as a representative in the Iowa legislature representing Iowa House District 17,[2] before deciding in 2006 to run for the U.S. House of Representatives in the Iowa's 1st district to replace seven-term Congressman Jim Nussle, who unsuccessfully ran for Governor of Iowa. Dix lost the Republican nomination to restaurant owner Mike Whalen. Whalen lost the general election to Bruce Braley in one of the most watched races nationwide.

In late 2006, Bill Dix hosted a blog on the Des Moines Register website discussing politics and the upcoming elections.[3]

Bill Dix was elected to the Iowa State Senate in 2010 with a victory over incumbent Bill Heckroth for Senate District 9, and he currently serves on the following committees: Labor and Business Relations Committee and the Rules and Administration Committee(Ranking Member). On November 14, 2013, after Senate Republicans failed to regain control of the Iowa Senate, Senator Dix was elected as the Republican Leader,[4]

Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Russell Teig
17th District
2003 – 1997
Succeeded by
Preceded by
21stth District
1993 – 2003
Succeeded by