Mary Ann Hanusa

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Mary Ann Hanusa
Mary Ann Hanusa - Official Portrait - 84th GA.jpg
84th General Assembly portrait (2011)
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 16th district
99th (2011–2013)
Assumed office
January 10, 2011
Preceded by Doug Struyk
Personal details
Born (1963-05-26) May 26, 1963 (age 54)
Council Bluffs, Iowa, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Charlie Johnson
Residence Council Bluffs, Iowa
Alma mater Concordia Teachers College
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Occupation High school administrator
Profession School administrative manager

Mary Ann Hanusa (born May 26, 1963) is the Iowa State Representative from the 16th District. A Republican, she has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since 2011. Hanusa was born, raised, and resides in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She has a B.S. in education from Concordia Teachers College and a M.A. in American history from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

As of January 2013, Hanusa serves on several committees in the Iowa House – the Education, Labor, and Local Government committees. She also serves as the chair of the Economic Growth committee and as a member of the Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee. Before election to the Iowa House, she served on the staff of Senator Charles Grassley before becoming director of the Office of Presidential Personal Correspondence under George W. Bush. She was the Republican candidate for Iowa Secretary of State in 2006, replacing previous nominee Chuck Allison, who dropped out of the race after the primary.[1][2]

Political stances[edit]

Voting Accessibility[edit]

During the 2017 legislative session, Hanusa voted[3] to shorten both the amount of time one may cast an absentee ballot and the number of days one can vote at satellite polling sites,[4] and he voted to require all voters to present a state-issued ID.[5] Though he voted for the measure, the bill was opposed by the Iowa State Association of Counties, an advocacy group for Iowa's disabled, and Iowa's Department on Aging opposed the bill.[6]

Electoral history[edit]


Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa Secretary of State general election, 2006 [7]
Turnout: 1,039,058
Democratic hold Michael A. Mauro Democratic 541,234 52.09%
Mary Ann Hanusa Republican 467,561 45.00%
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2010 [8]
District 99
Republican Mary Ann Hanusa Republican unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2010 [9]
District 99
Turnout: 7,261
Republican hold Mary Ann Hanusa Republican 3,919 53.97%
Kurt Hubler Democratic 3,168 43.63%
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2012 [10]
District 16
Republican Mary Ann Hanusa* Republican unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2012 [11]
District 16
Turnout: 12,662
Republican (newly redistricted) Mary Ann Hanusa* Republican 6,847 54.08%
Heidi Guggisberg-Coners Democratic 5,117 40.41%


  1. ^ Rohwer, Tim (2006-08-12). "Hanusa throws her hat in the ring". SWIowaNews. Southwest Iowa Newspapers. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  2. ^ Deeth, John (2006-08-15). "Well, they finally got somebody". John Deeth Blog. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  3. ^ Iowa Legislature. "House Journal (Monday, April 10, 2017)" (PDF). Iowa Legislature. Retrieved April 22, 2017. 
  4. ^ Petroski, William; Pfannenstiel, Brianne. "Iowa Legislature Adjourns: What passed in 2017 session?". Des Moines Register. Retrieved April 22, 2017. 
  5. ^ Iowa Legislature. "House File 516". Iowa Legislature. Retrieved April 22, 2017. 
  6. ^ Iowa Legislature. "Lobbyist Declarations". Iowa Legislature. Retrieved April 22, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Official Results Report – Statewide, Election: 2006 General Election-11-07-2006" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2006-11-21. pp. 38–4–6. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  8. ^ "Official Results Report, 2010 Primary Election held Tuesday, June 8th 2010" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  9. ^ "Official Results Report, General Election held Tuesday, November 2nd 2010" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2010-11-23. p. 140. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  10. ^ "2012 Primary Election Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 92. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  11. ^ "2012 General Election Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 62. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 

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Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Doug Struyk
99th District
Succeeded by
Pat Murphy
Preceded by
Bob Hager
16th District
Succeeded by