Ron Corbett

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Ron Corbett
Mayor of Cedar Rapids
Assumed office
Preceded by Kay Halloran
Personal details
Born (1960-10-12) October 12, 1960 (age 56)
Erie, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Children 5
Residence Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Alma mater Cornell College
Occupation Insurance, administrator

Ron Corbett (born October 12, 1960) is the mayor of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Corbett was born in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1960. In 1974, his family moved to Iowa and he later graduated from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa in 1983.[2]


After graduation, Corbett worked for The Equitable Life Insurance Company as an agent for ten years. He was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in 1986, where he served 7 terms. He was Speaker of the House from 1995 until 1999.[3] He then resigned his house seat to become president of the Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce.[1][2] He left that position for a Cedar Rapids based international trucking firm, CRST working directly under executive director John Smith.

He was elected mayor of Cedar Rapids in 2009 with 62% of the vote.[4][5] He was re-elected to another four-year term in 2013. In December 2016, he stated that he would not seek re-election for mayor of Cedar Rapids, but would instead consider a run as the GOP candidate for governor of Iowa in 2018.[6]

In 2015, he officially resigned CRST and launched a conservative think tank called Engage Iowa, and he serves as president of that non-profit organization.[7] Its first policy initiative on water quality and state tax reform was introduced in November 2015.[8]

Ron Corbett 62.3% 14,642
Brian Fagan 35.7% 8,385
P.T Larson 1.8% 421


  1. ^ a b "Ron Corbett Mayor". City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Retrieved 22 August 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Ron Corbett: Wants to get city back on track". Oct 25, 2009. Retrieved 22 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Ron Corbett
  4. ^ "Cornell alumnus elected mayor of Cedar Rapids". Cornell College. November 4, 2009. Retrieved 22 August 2010. 
  5. ^ Smith, Rick (Nov 4, 2009). "Corbett will be Cedar Rapids mayor". Retrieved 22 August 2010. 
  6. ^ Morelli, B. A. (December 19, 2016). "Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett will not seek re-election, fans flames of gubernatorial run: 'I want to see how things play out over the next few months,' he says". The Gazette. Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Retrieved March 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Mayor Ron Corbett launches 'conservative think tank' | The Gazette". The Gazette. Retrieved 2016-01-19. 
  8. ^ "Corbett's Engage Iowa pushes flat income tax, clean water | The Gazette". The Gazette. Retrieved 2016-01-19. 

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Preceded by
Kay Halloran
Mayor of Cedar Rapids
Succeeded by