Pat Grassley

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Pat Grassley
Pat Grassley - Official Portrait - 84th GA.jpg
84th General Assembly portrait (2011)
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 50th district
Assumed office
January 14, 2013
Preceded byDavid A. Tjepkes
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 17th district
In office
January 8, 2007 – January 13, 2013
Preceded byBill Dix
Succeeded byMatt Windschitl
Personal details
Born (1983-05-26) May 26, 1983 (age 35)
Cedar Falls, Iowa, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)
Amanda (m. 2005)
ResidenceNew Hartford, Iowa
Alma materHawkeye Community College
OccupationFarmer
Websitelegis.iowa.gov/...

Patrick Grassley (born May 26, 1983) is the Iowa State Representative from the 50th District. He has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since January 2007. He is the grandson of Senator Chuck Grassley.

Iowa House of Representatives[edit]

Elections[edit]

In 2006, Grassley decided to run for Iowa's 17th house district, at the age of 22.[1] He defeated Alek Wipperman 57%-43%.[2][3] In 2008, Grassley won re-election to a second term, defeating Democrat Cayla Baresel 66%-34%.[4] In 2010, he won re-election to a third term unopposed.[5]

After redistricting, he decided to run in the newly redrawn 50th house district, which had a southern portion of Butler County, a northern portion of Hardin County, and all of Grundy County.[6] Fellow Republican State Representative Annette Sweeney also decided to run in the newly redrawn 50th district. He defeated Sweeney 61%-39%.[7] In November, he won re-election to a sixth term.[8][9]

Committee assignments[edit]

  • Appropriations (Chair)
  • Commerce [10]

Political future[edit]

Grassley is the grandson of Chuck Grassley, who has represented Iowa in the United States Senate since 1981. There has been speculation that Pat was being groomed to succeed his grandfather in 2016, or whenever he decides to retire.[11] In 2013, Senator Grassley stated "[Pat] and I have never had that discussion and he's never told me that he wanted to run for the United States Senate."[12][13]

Electoral history[edit]

*incumbent

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2006 [14]
District 17
Republican Pat GrassleyRepublicanunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2006 [15]
District 17
Turnout: 11,798
Republican hold Pat Grassley*Republican6,55355.54%
Alek Wipperman Democratic5,03942.71%
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2008 [16]
District 17
Republican Pat Grassley*Republicanunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2008 [17]
District 17
Turnout: 15,286
Republican hold Pat Grassley*Republican9,83664.35%
Cayla Baresel Democratic5,10233.38%
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2010 [18]
District 17
Republican Pat Grassley*Republicanunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2010 [19]
District 17
Republican hold Pat Grassley*Republicanunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2012 [20]
District 50
Turnout: 4,117
Republican Pat Grassley*Republican2,50660.87%
Annette Sweeney Republican1,58838.57%
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2012 [21]
District 50
Republican (newly redistricted) Pat Grassley*Republicanunopposed

Personal life[edit]

Grassley was born in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He was raised in New Hartford, Iowa. His father, Robin, is a farmer and his mother, Diane, is a T.A. in the Dike-New Hartford School District in Dike, Grundy County, Iowa. Pat has two younger sisters. He graduated from Dike-New Hartford High School in 2002 and from Hawkeye Community College in 2004.

Pat farms the family farm with his father and grandfather.[22] He is a member of the Farm Bureau.[23][24]

Pat and his wife, Amanda, were married in 2005. She is an RN. They are the parents of two daughters, Indee and Reagan, and one son, Chancellor.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search Results". nl.newsbank.com.
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns – IA State House 017 Race – Nov 07, 2006". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on December 14, 2006. Retrieved December 14, 2006.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Our Campaigns – IA State House 017 Race – Nov 04, 2008". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  5. ^ "Our Campaigns – IA State House 017 Race – Nov 02, 2010". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  6. ^ http://www.patgrassley.com/district-50.html[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Our Campaigns – IA State House 050 – R Primary Race – Jun 05, 2012". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  8. ^ "Our Campaigns – IA State House 050 Race – Nov 06, 2012". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 13, 2013. Retrieved January 27, 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Iowa House Republicans » Committees". www.iowahouserepublicans.com.
  11. ^ Cheney, Kyle (December 29, 2014). "16 in '16: The new battle for the Senate". Politico. Retrieved December 29, 2014.
  12. ^ "Remembering Array".
  13. ^ Bureau, JAMES Q. LYNCH, Lee-Gazette Des Moines. "Grassley defers on re-election plans; expects Harkin to seek sixth term".
  14. ^ "Official Results Report, 2006 Primary Election held Tuesday, June 6th 2006" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 58. Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  15. ^ "Official Results Report, General Election held Tuesday, November 7th 2006" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. November 21, 2006. p. 27. Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  16. ^ "2008 Primary Election Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. June 19, 2008. p. 108. Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  17. ^ "2008 General Election Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 38. Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  18. ^ "2010 Official Primary Results Report" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. July 1, 2010. p. 235. Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  19. ^ "2010 General Election Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. November 24, 2010. p. 16. Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  20. ^ "2012 Official Primary Results Report" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 160. Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  21. ^ "2012 General Election Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 96. Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  22. ^ a b "Iowa House Republicans » Biography". www.iowahouserepublicans.com.
  23. ^ "The Voter's Self Defense System". Vote Smart.
  24. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 15, 2013. Retrieved January 27, 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

External links[edit]

Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Bill Dix
17th District
2006–2013
Succeeded by
Matt Windschitl
Preceded by
Dave Tjepkes
50th District
2013–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent