|Born||1980 (age 36–37) estimated
West Davenport, Iowa
|Residence||Dixon, Iowa, USA|
|Education||Davenport West High School
Loras College (B.A.
Loyola University of Chicago (M.A.)
|Occupation||Youth Field Specialist
|Employer||Iowa State University, Scott County Extension office
Black Hawk College
|Home town||Davenport, Iowa|
He sits on these committees: Economic Growth, Education, Local Government, Rebuild Iowa (Ranking Member), Ways and Means, Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Infrastructure, and Capitals, and the Appropriations Subcommittee.
In 2005, and again in 2007, he was elected an alderman for Davenport's second ward.
2011 education budget
In a budget hearing on 6 June 2011, a number of student leaders from the regents institutions of Iowa testified that they and their institutions were financially squeezed, and were likely to be further squeezed absent a bigger allocation from the state. They were: Spencer Walrath, president of the University of Northern Iowa student government; Jared Knight, vice president of the Government of the Student Body at Iowa State University; Elliot Higgins, president of the University of Iowa Student Government; Dr. Lyndsay Harshman, a graduate of the University of Iowa medical school who is past president of the Council of Graduate & Professional Students; and Michael Appel, a University of Iowa College of Law student who is vice president of the Executive Council of Graduate & Professional Students. After listening to their remarks, Sen. Hamerlinck told them, "I do not like it when students actually come here and lobby me for funds. That’s just my opinion. I want to wish you guys the best. I want you to go home and graduate. But this political theater, leave the circus to us, OK?"
The right to petition government is protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. All student leaders testifying on 6 June 2011 were of majority age and citizens of Iowa and the United States.
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- Petroski, William (6 June 2011). "Republican lawmaker tells Iowa student leaders "Go home"". Des Moines Register. Retrieved 2012-03-09.
- Boshart, Rod (June 6, 2011). "Hamerlinck: Students used as 'propaganda'". Quad-City Times. Retrieved 2012-03-09.
Hamerlinck issued a written statement after what he called “Senate Democrats’ dog and pony” education hearing, stating that “students should never be put in the position to be used as political pawns and that is exactly what took place today. It saddens me to see bright young Iowa students being misled about our state’s financial situation. Their view of Iowa’s budget is inaccurate and it is my hope that our Regents institutions are educating them on the facts rather than political propaganda.”
- Senator Shawn Hamerlinck official Iowa Legislature site
- Senator Shawn Hamerlinck official Iowa General Assembly site
- Senator Shawn Hamerlinck at Iowa Senate Republican Caucus
- Profile at Project Vote Smart
- Senator Shawn Hamerlinck interview with TruthForOurTime. TruthForOurTime. Mar 24, 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-09.
- Iowa State Democrats (Jun 9, 2011). Iowa State Senator Shawn Hamerlinck Tells Students to Go Home. campusprogress. Retrieved 2012-03-09.
Frank B. Wood
|Iowa State Senate district 42