David Hartsuch

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David Hartsuch
David Hartsuch - Official Portrait - 83rd GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 41st district
Assumed office
January 8, 2007
Preceded by Maggie Tinsman
Personal details
Political party Republican
Website Hartsuch's website

David Hartsuch was the Iowa State Senator from the 41st District. He served in the Iowa Senate from 2007-2011.

Hartsuch is an emergency room physician. He has a bachelor's degree from Northern Illinois University and a medical degree from the University of Minnesota.[1]

Hartsuch served on several committees in the Iowa Senate - the Human Resources committee; the Judiciary committee; the Local Government committee; and the Veterans Affairs committee. He also serves on the Administration and Regulation Appropriations Subcommittee.

Hartsuch was elected in 2006 with 11,572 votes, defeating Democratic opponent Phyllis Thede by approximately 400 votes. [1]

Hartsuch was the Republican nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives in Iowa's 1st congressional district and lost to challenger Bruce Braley in 2008.

In 2010, Hartsuch was challenged in the Republican primary by Roby Smith. On June 8, Hartsuch was defeated by under 200 votes.


David Hartsuch has received his education from the following institutions:

  • LLB, La Salle Law School, 1966

Political Experience[edit]

David Hartsuch has had the following political experience:

  • Minority Floor Leader, Hawaii State Senate, 1996–present
  • Senator, Hawaii State Senate, 1996–present[2]

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees[edit]

David Hartsuch has been a member of the following committees:

  • Co Chair, Senate Small Business Caucus, 1997–present
  • Member, Joint Legislative Committee on Long Term Care, 1998-2001
  • Member, Bipartisan Senate Felix Special Education Investigating Committee, 1992-1995
  • Member, Governor's Small Business Advisory Council, 1985-1995
  • Member, Organizing Committee, Rediscover Hawaii Kai[2]

Electoral history[edit]

Year Party Incumbent Status Party Candidate Votes  %
2008 Democratic Bruce Braley re-elected Democratic Bruce Braley 178,229 64%
Republican David Hartsuch 99,447 35%


  1. ^ legislature bios of Hartsuch
  2. ^ a b "Senator Samuel 'Sam' M. Slom's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 

External links[edit]

Iowa Senate
Preceded by
Maggie Tinsman
41st District
Succeeded by
Roby Smith