Dick Taylor (Iowa politician)

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Dick Taylor
Richard D. Taylor - Official Portrait - 80th GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 33rd district
53rd (2000 – 2003)
In office
2000 – October 14, 2009
Preceded by Kay Chapman
Succeeded by Kirsten Running-Marquardt
Personal details
Born (1931-04-05) April 5, 1931 (age 87)
Algona, Iowa
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Jan
Children two
Residence Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Occupation Retired electrician/electrical project manager
Website Taylor's website

Richard D. "Dick" Taylor (born April 5, 1931) is a former Iowa State Representative from the 53rd and 33rd Districts. He served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 2000 to 2009. He resigned in October 2009 because of family health concerns.[1][2]

Prior to serving in the Iowa House, Taylor served in the United States Navy and was an electrician. Taylor served on the Robins, Iowa City Council.

During his last term in office, Taylor served on several committees in the Iowa House - the Commerce, Local Government, and Veterans Affairs committees. He also served on the Natural Resources Committee, where he was vice chair, and on the Justice System Appropriations Subcommittee. Earlier in his term, until November 2007, he served as vice chair of the Veterans Affairs Committee.

Taylor was first elected to House District 53 in a January 4, 2000 special election following fellow Democrat Kay Chapman's resignation. The unusual, early date of the election meant that voter registration deadline was on Christmas and the county auditor's office had to be open on New Year's Day (both public holidays).[3] After the district lines were redrawn for the 2002 election, he represented the new District 53. He resigned from office on October 14, 2009 and was succeeded by fellow Democrat Kirsten Running-Marquardt.[1]

Electoral history[edit]


Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives special election, 2000 [4]
District 53
Turnout: 1,912
Democratic hold Dick TaylorDemocratic1,01353.0
Andy Hasley Republican89646.9
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2000 [5]
District 53
Democratic hold Dick Taylor*Democraticunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2002 [6]
District 33
Turnout: 7,762
Democratic (newly redistricted) Dick Taylor*Democratic4,71860.8
Nancy L. Bruner Republican2,80536.1
Tammy Kaye Simon Green2383.1
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2004 [7]
District 33
Democratic hold Dick Taylor*Democraticunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2006 [8]
District 33
Democratic hold Dick Taylor*Democraticunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2008 [9]
District 33
Turnout: 13,295
Democratic hold Dick Taylor*Democratic9,27369.7
Kathy Potts Republican3,99630.1


  1. ^ a b Taylor, Dick (2009-09-14 (letter)). (2010-01-11 (work)). "Untitled Resignation Letter" (PDF). Proof, State of Iowa House Journal, Monday, January 11, 2010. Iowa House of Representatives. p. 2. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ Running-Marquardt wins special election by wide margin Archived 2010-08-03 at the Wayback Machine., Linda Waddington, The Iowa Independent, November 25, 2009
  3. ^ Deeth, John (2009-10-12). "Dick Taylor to leave Iowa House". John Deeth Blog. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  4. ^ "State of Iowa Abstract of Votes" (PDF). Board of State Canvassers. 2000-01-07. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  5. ^ "November 7, 2000 - General Election, Iowa Official Results, State House of Representatives" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2002-07-16. p. 25. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
  6. ^ "Canvass Summary - Final - 2002 General Election (11/5/2002)" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2002-12-02. p. 29. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
  7. ^ "Canvass Summary - Final - 2004 General Election (11/2/2004)" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2004-12-06. p. 25. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-01-04. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
  8. ^ "Official Results Report - Statewide, 2006 General Election 11-07-2006" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2006-11-21. p. 33. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-15. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
  9. ^ "November 4, 2008 General Election Results". Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved 2011-09-19.

External links[edit]

Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Kay Chapman
53rd District
2000 – 2003
Succeeded by
Dan Huseman
Preceded by
Paul Scherrman
33rd District
2003 – 2009
Succeeded by
Kirsten Running-Marquardt