Chip Baltimore

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Chip Baltimore
Chip Baltimore - Official Portrait - 84th GA.jpg
84th General Assembly portrait (2011)
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 47th district
48th (2011–2013)
Assumed office
January 10, 2011
Preceded by Donovan Olson
Personal details
Born (1966-03-22) March 22, 1966 (age 51)
Oskaloosa, Iowa, U.S.
Political party Republican
Children 2 children
Residence Boone, Iowa
Alma mater Iowa State University, University of Minnesota
Profession Attorney

Chip Baltimore (born March 22, 1966) is a member of the Iowa House of Representatives.

Baltimore has a bachelor's degree from Iowa State University and a degree from the University of Minnesota Law School. For most of his legal career he has practiced law in Boone, Iowa.

As of January 2013, Baltimore serves on several committees in the Iowa House – the Commerce, Economic Growth, and Ways and Means committees, as well as the Justice Systems Appropriations budget subcommittee. He serves as the Chair of the Judiciary committee.

Baltimore was first elected to the legislature in 2010.

Political stances[edit]

Voting accessibility[edit]

During the 2017 legislative session, Baltimore voted[1] to shorten both the amount of time one may cast an absentee ballot and the number of days one can vote at satellite polling sites,[2] and he voted to require all voters to present a state-issued ID.[3] Though he voted for the measure, the bill was opposed by the Iowa State Association of Counties, an advocacy group for Iowa's disabled, and Iowa's Department on Aging opposed the bill.[4]

Electoral history[edit]


Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2010 [5]
District 48
Turnout: 2,128
Republican Chip Baltimore Republican 1,177 55.31%
Bill Yewell Republican 707 33.22%
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2010 [6]
District 48
Turnout: 10,988
Republican gain from Democratic Chip Baltimore Republican 5,384 48.99%
Donovan Olson* Democratic 5,361 48.79%
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2012 [7]
District 47
Republican Chip Baltimore* Republican unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2012 [8]
District 47
Turnout: 16,283
Republican (newly redistricted) Chip Baltimore* Republican 8,133 49.95%
Donovan Olson Democratic 7,377 45.30%


Chip was born in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He grew up on a small farm, and attended Oskaloosa Senior High School, from where he graduated in 1984. He obtained his bachelor's degree with honors in Business Administration from Iowa State University in 1988, majoring in finance and minoring in economics. Chip received a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Minnesota Law School, graduating cum laude in 1993.

Following graduation from law school, Chip practiced law in Minneapolis, before moving to Boone, where he joined the Quinn, Doran & Anderson law firm in 1996. Chip became a partner in the Doran, Anderson & Baltimore law firm in 2000.

In 2006, Chip left private practice and joined Boone Bank & Trust Co. as general counsel, vice-president and trust officer.


  1. ^ Iowa Legislature. "House Journal (Monday, April 10, 2017)" (PDF). Iowa Legislature. Retrieved April 22, 2017. 
  2. ^ Petroski, William; Pfannenstiel, Brianne. "Iowa Legislature Adjourns: What passed in 2017 session?". Des Moines Register. Retrieved April 22, 2017. 
  3. ^ Iowa Legislature. "House File 516". Iowa Legislature. Retrieved April 22, 2017. 
  4. ^ Iowa Legislature. "Lobbyist Declarations". Iowa Legislature. Retrieved April 22, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Official Results Report, 2010 Primary Election held Tuesday, June 8th 2010" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2010-07-01. p. 297. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 
  6. ^ "Official Results Report, General Election held Tuesday, November 2nd 2010" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2010-11-23. p. 47. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 
  7. ^ "2012 Primary Election Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 154. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 
  8. ^ "2012 General Election Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 93. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 

External links[edit]

Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Donovan Olson
48th District
Succeeded by
Rob Bacon
Preceded by
Ralph Watts
47th District
Succeeded by