Dan Kelley

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Dan Kelley
Dan Kelley - Official Portrait - 84th GA.jpg
84th General Assembly portrait (2011)
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 29th district
41st (2011–2013)
In office
January 10, 2011 – January 8, 2017
Preceded byPaul Bell
Succeeded byWes Breckenridge
Personal details
Born1970 (age 48–49)
Marshalltown, Iowa, U.S.
ResidenceNewton, Iowa
Alma materUniversity of Iowa
ProfessionRealtor/Small Business Owner

Daniel D. "Dan" Kelley (born 1970) was the Iowa State Representative from the 29th District. He has served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 2011-2017. Kelley was born in Marshalltown, Iowa and was raised and resides in Newton. He has a B.A. with honors in communication studies from the University of Iowa.

Kelley endorsed Martin O'Malley in the 2016 Presidential Election.[1]

In 2017, Dan Kelley founded the Stand Up to Bullies Party and lost reelection in a landslide defeat to Democrat Wes Breckenridge. [2]

Electoral history[edit]


Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives nominating convention, 2010 [3]
District 41
Turnout: 15 delegates casting 6,446 votes
Democratic Dan KelleyDemocratic8 delegates casting 3,326 votes
Wes Breckenridge Democratic7 delegates casting 3,120 votes
Tracy Doonen Democratic0 delegates casting 0 votes
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2010 [4]
District 41
Turnout: 11,945
Democratic hold Dan KelleyDemocratic5,86949.13%
Gabriel Swersie Republican5,59546.84%
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2012 [5]
District 29
Democratic Dan Kelley*Democraticunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2012 [6]
District 29
Turnout: 16,399
Democratic (newly redistricted) Dan Kelley*Democratic9,83155.07%
Gabe Swersie Republican5,92736.14%


  1. ^ https://martinomalley.com/iowa/17-key-endorsements/
  2. ^ http://www.newtondailynews.com/2016/06/07/breckenridge-easily-defeats-incumbent-kelley-in-district-29-primary/aqcjqgv/
  3. ^ Hussmann, Peter (2010-07-23). "Dan Kelley wins close vote for House District 41 nomination". Newton Independent. Retrieved 2013-02-16.
  4. ^ "Official Results Report, General Election held Tuesday, November 2nd 2010" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2010-11-23. p. 82. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  5. ^ "2012 Primary Election Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 117. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  6. ^ "2012 General Election Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 75. Retrieved 2013-01-15.

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Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Paul Bell
41st District
Succeeded by
Jo Oldson
Preceded by
Nathan Willems
29th District
Succeeded by
Wes Breckenridge