Mike Connolly (Iowa politician)

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Michael W. Connolly
Michael Connolly - Official Portrait - 82nd GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 14th district
In office
Preceded byKitty Rehberg
Succeeded byPam Jochum
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 35th district
In office
Preceded byDiane Brandt
Succeeded by??
Personal details
Born (1945-10-31) October 31, 1945 (age 73)
Dubuque, Iowa
Political partyDemocrat
ChildrenMaureen, John
ResidenceDubuque, Iowa
Alma materLoras College
WebsiteConnolly's website

Michael W. "Mike" Connolly (born October 31, 1945) was the Iowa State Senator from the 14th District. He served in the Iowa Senate 1989 – 2008 and was an assistant majority leader.


He received his B.A. and M.A. from Loras College.


Connolly spent 30 years in the public service, 10 of which were spent in the Iowa House and 20 years in the Iowa Senate.[1] Connolly served on several committees in the Iowa Senate - the Appropriations committee; the Education committee; the Ways and Means committee; the Ethics committee, where he was vice chair; the Government Oversight committee, where he was vice chair; the State Government committee, where he was chair and the Transportation committee,[1] where he was chair. He served in the Iowa House of Representatives 1979 – 1989.

Connolly ran unopposed for re-election in 2004, receiving 21,685 votes.[2] He was not a candidate for reelection in 2008.[3]


  1. ^ a b Harkin, Tom. "Retirement Of Iowa State Senator Michael Connolly". Capitol Words. Archived from the original on 4 December 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Canvass Summary - FINAL - ELECTION: 2004 General Election (11/2/2004)" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. December 6, 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-01-04.
  3. ^ "Mike Connolly Won't Seek Another Term - Dubuque Senator Says He Supports Jochum". KCCI-TV. September 19, 2007. Archived from the original on 2011-06-05. Retrieved 2009-06-15.

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Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Tom Tauke
20th District
1978 – 1982
Succeeded by
John Groninga
Preceded by
Diane Brandt
35th District
1982 – 1990
Succeeded by
Iowa Senate
Preceded by
Robert Carr
18th District
1990 – 2002
Succeeded by
Mary Lundby
Preceded by
Kitty Rehberg
14th District
2002 – 2008
Succeeded by
Pam Jochum