Eric Palmer

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Eric J. Palmer
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Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 75th district
In office
January 8, 2007 – January 9, 2011
Preceded by Danny Carroll
Succeeded by Guy Vander Linden
Personal details
Born 1960 (age 56–57)
Oskaloosa, Iowa
Political party Democrat
Occupation Attorney
Website Palmer's website

Eric J. Palmer (born 1960) is a former Iowa State Representative from the 75th District.[1][2] A Democrat, he served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011.

During his last term in the Iowa House, Palmer served on the Education, Ethics, Government Oversight (Joint), and Natural Resources committees. He also served as vice chair of the Judiciary Committee and of the Justice Systems Appropriations Subcommittee and as a member of the Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa (HAWK-I) Board.

Palmer ran for the Iowa House in 2004, losing to incumbent Republican Danny Carroll, the Speaker pro tempore. In 2006, Palmer defeated Carroll in a rematch and began his term in the House. He defeated Carroll again in 2008, but lost to Republican opponent Guy Vander Linden in 2010.

Electoral history[edit]


Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2004 [3]
District 75
Turnout: 14,423
Republican hold Danny C. Carroll* Republican 7,365 51.1
Eric J. Palmer Democratic 7,051 48.9
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2006 [4]
District 75
Turnout: 10,869
Democratic gain from Republican Eric J. Palmer Democratic 5,728 52.7
Danny C. Carroll* Republican 5,037 46.3
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2008 [5]
District 75
Turnout: 14,993
Democratic hold Eric J. Palmer* Democratic 8,115 54.1
Danny Carroll Republican 6,867 45.8
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010 [6]
District 75
Turnout: 11,498
Republican gain from Democratic Guy Vander Linden Republican 6,015 52.3
Eric J. Palmer* Democratic 5,324 46.3


External links[edit]

Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Danny Carroll (Iowa politician)
75th District
2007 – 2011
Succeeded by
Guy Vander Linden