Joe Seng

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Joe Seng
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Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 45th district
43rd (2003–2012)
In office
January 13, 2003 – September 16, 2016
Preceded by Derryl McLaren
Succeeded by Jim Lykam
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 43rd district
In office
January 8, 2001 – January 12, 2003
Preceded by Hubert Houser
Succeeded by Mark Smith
Personal details
Born (1946-09-27)September 27, 1946
Lost Nation, Iowa, U.S.
Died September 16, 2016(2016-09-16) (aged 69)
Davenport, Iowa, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Mary Seng
Alma mater Iowa State University
Occupation Veterinarian
Website Seng's website

Joe M. Seng (September 27, 1946 – September 16, 2016) was the Iowa State Senator from the 45th District. A Democrat, he served in the Iowa Senate from 2003 until 2016. He received a DVM from Iowa State University and worked as a veterinarian in Davenport, running a veterinary clinic for low income families.

As of October 2011, Seng served on several committees in the Iowa Senate - the Commerce, Ethics, and Natural Resources and Environment committees. He also served as chair of the Agriculture Committee and as vice chair of the Ways and Means Committee, as well as serving as a member of the Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee. Before serving in the Senate, Seng served as the 43rd District representative in the Iowa House of Representatives from 2000 to 2002 and served as an alderman in Davenport. Seng died in office on September 16, 2016, from brain cancer.[1]

Electoral history[edit]

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2000 [2]
District 43
Turnout: 346
Democratic Joe Seng Democratic 295 85.3
Robert Juarez Democratic 49 14.2
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2000 [3]
District 43
Turnout: 11,487
Democratic gain from Republican Joe Seng Democratic 6,480 56.4
Tom Ryan Republican 4,841 42.1
Iowa Senate elections, 2002 [4]
District 43
Turnout: 16,167
Democratic (newly redistricted) Joe M. Seng* Democratic 11,043 68.3
John D. Gumpert Republican 4,728 29.2
Rich Moroney Libertarian 385 2.4
Iowa Senate elections, 2006 [5]
District 43
Democratic hold Joe M. Seng* Democratic unopposed
Iowa Senate elections, 2010 [6]
District 43
Turnout: 16,245
Democratic hold Joe M. Seng* Democratic 9,894 60.9
Mark J. Riley Republican 5,991 36.9
  • *Incumbent


External links[edit]

Iowa Senate
Preceded by
Derryl McLaren
43rd district
Succeeded by
Joe Bolkcom
Preceded by
Sandy Greiner
45th district
Succeeded by
Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Hubert Houser
43rd district
Succeeded by
Mark Smith