Dwayne Alons

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Dwayne Alons
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Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 4th district
5th (1999–2003)
In office
January 11, 1999 – November 29, 2014
Preceded byKenneth Veenstra
Succeeded byJohn Kooiker
Personal details
Born
Dwayne Arlan Alons

(1946-10-30)October 30, 1946
Hull, Iowa, U.S.
DiedNovember 29, 2014(2014-11-29) (aged 68)
Sioux Center, Iowa, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)
Clarice (m. 1967–2014)
[1]
ChildrenKevin, Kyle, Kristin, Karena[2]
ResidenceHull, Iowa
Alma materNorthwestern College, University of Arkansas, Army War College
OccupationPolitician, Farmer
WebsiteAlons's website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branchIowa Air National Guard
RankBrigadier General (retired)

Dwayne Arlan Alons (October 30, 1946 – November 29, 2014) was the Iowa State Representative from the 4th District. A Republican, he served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1999–2014. He was a retired Brigadier General in the Iowa Air National Guard and served as Chief of Staff at its headquarters. Alons died of cancer on November 29, 2014.[1] He was succeeded in office by John Kooiker.[3][4]

Education[edit]

Alons graduated from Boyden-Hull High School in 1964.[5] He earned a B.S. degree in mathematics from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa in 1968, his M.S. degree in management from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas in 1974, graduated from the Air Command and Staff College correspondence program in 1984, completed the National Security Management Course in 1987, and graduated from the Army War College 1990.[6]

Military service[edit]

Alons was the Chief of Staff at the Iowa Air National Guard Headquarters. He was responsible for ensuring that units of the Iowa Air National Guard are organized, manned, equipped, trained, and ready to accomplish their assigned state and federal missions. He served as principal advisor to the Assistant Adjutant General on matters pertaining to Guard. Alons' military career began in 1969, when he received a commission through Officer Training School. He served as a command pilot, with more than 3,860 flying hours in the F-4, F-100, A-7, and F-16.[6]

Legislative career[edit]

As of January 2013, Alons served on several committees in the Iowa House – the Agriculture, Economic Growth, and Judiciary Committees. He also served as the chair of the Veterans Affairs committee and as a member of the Transportation, Infrastructure, and Capitals Appropriations Subcommittee.

Alons died in office on November 29, 2014, of cancer.[7]

Electoral history[edit]

*incumbent

5th District contests
Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 1998 [8]
District 5
Turnout: 4,086
Republican Dwayne Arlan AlonsRepublican2,19353.67%
Benjamin Van Engelenhoven Republican1,89146.28%
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 1998 [9]
District 5
Republican hold Dwayne Arlan AlonsRepublicanunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2000 [10]
District 5
Republican Dwayne Arlan Alons*Republicanunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2000 [11]
District 5
Republican hold Dwayne Arlan Alons*Republicanunopposed
Early 4th District contests
Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2002 [12]
District 4
Republican Dwayne Arlan Alons*Republicanunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2002 [13]
District 4
Republican (newly redistricted) Dwayne Arlan Alons*Republicanunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2004 [14]
District 4
Republican Dwayne Arlan Alons*Republicanunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2004 [15]
District 4
Republican hold Dwayne Arlan Alons*Republicanunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2006 [16]
District 4
Republican Dwayne Alons*Republicanunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2006 [17]
District 4
Republican hold Dwayne Alons*Republicanunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2008 [18]
District 4
Republican Dwayne Alons*Republicanunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2008 [19]
District 4
Turnout: 15,546
Republican hold Dwayne Alons*Republican12,34579.41%
James Van Bruggen Democratic2,69317.32%
Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2010 [20]
District 4
Republican Dwayne Alons*Republicanunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2010 [21]
District 4
Republican hold Dwayne Alons*Republicanunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2012 [22]
District 4
Republican Dwayne Alons*Republicanunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2012 [23]
District 4
Republican (newly redistricted) Dwayne Alons*Republicanunopposed

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hall, Kevin (November 30, 2014). "Longtime House Rep. Dwayne Alons passes away". Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  2. ^ "Northwest Iowa State Representative Dwayne Alons Passes Away". KIWA. November 30, 2014. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  3. ^ "Kooiker Elected to Replace Dwayne Alons in Iowa House". KCAU-TV. January 7, 2015. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  4. ^ "John Kooiker wins special House election". Des Moines Register. January 7, 2015. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  5. ^ Hayworth, Bret (20 October 2008). "Alons gets competitor in Van Bruggen". Sioux City Journal. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Community saddened by death of Dwayne Alons". Sioux County Index Reporter. New Century Press. December 4, 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  7. ^ "Dwayne Alons". KIWA. November 30, 2014. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  8. ^ "1998primcanv.pdf" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 398. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  9. ^ "Iowa General Election – November 3, 1998" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 422. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  10. ^ "June 6, 2000 Primary Election" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  11. ^ "November 7, 2000 General Election Iowa Official Results, State House of Representatives" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2002-07-16. p. 14. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  12. ^ "Canvass Summary, 2002 Primary Election 6/4/2002" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2002-07-01. p. 2. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  13. ^ "Canvass Summary, Final, 2002 General Election 11/5/2002" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 23. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  14. ^ "Canvass Summary, Final, 2004 Primary Election 6/8/2004" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  15. ^ "Canvass Summary, Final, 2004 General Election 11/2/2004" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  16. ^ "2006 Primary Election, Official Results" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  17. ^ "Official Results Report – Statewide, Election: 2006 General Election-11-07-2006" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2006-11-21. p. 25. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  18. ^ "Official Results Report – Statewide, 2008 Primary Election-06-03-2008 Party: All" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2008-06-19. p. 82. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  19. ^ "State of Iowa Official Canvass Summary, November 4, 2008 General Election" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 34. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  20. ^ "Official Results Report, 2010 Primary Election held Tuesday, June 8th 2010" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  21. ^ "Official Results Report, General Election held Tuesday, November 2nd 2010" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2010-11-23. p. 45. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  22. ^ "2012 Primary Election Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 68. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  23. ^ "2012 General Election Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 50. Retrieved 2013-01-15.

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Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Kenneth Veenstra
5th District
1999–2003
Succeeded by
Royd Chambers
Preceded by
Ralph Klemme
4th District
2003–2014
Succeeded by
John Kooiker