|Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 23rd district
|Born||1944 (age 72–73)
Spirit Lake, Iowa
|Alma mater||University of Northern Iowa|
Ficken is a retired teacher from Independence Community Schools and a small business owner.
He is a member of the Jaycees and Kiwanis.
- Education Committee, Iowa House of Representatives (Vice Chair)
- Natural Resources Committee, Iowa House of Representatives
- Subcommittee on Education Appropriations
- Veterans Affairs Committee, Iowa House of Representatives
On November 4, 2008, Ficken was elected to the 23rd District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Dan Rasmussen (R). Ficken raised $317,415 for his campaign, while Rasmussen raised $230,231.
Iowa House of Representatives District 23 General Election Unofficial Iowa Election Results
- Gene Ficken (D) (5381 votes) (49.02%)
- Dan Rasmussen (R) (5587 votes) (50.90%)
- write in (9 votes) (0.08%)
- Representative Gene Ficken official Iowa General Assembly site
- Gene Ficken State Representative official constituency site
- Gene Ficken State Representative official campaign site
- Profile at Project Vote Smart
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