Steve Warnstadt

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Steven Henning Warnstadt
Steven H. Warnstadt - Official Portrait - 83rd GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 1st district
In office
January 13, 2003 – January 9, 2011
Preceded bySteven Hansen
Succeeded byRick Bertrand
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 2nd district
In office
January 9, 1995 – January 13, 2003
Preceded byPatrick Gill
Succeeded byRoger Wendt
Personal details
Born (1967-08-02) August 2, 1967 (age 51)
Sioux City, Iowa
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceSioux City, Iowa
OccupationIntelligence Officer, Instructor
WebsiteWarnstadt's website

Steven Henning "Steve" Warnstadt (born August 2, 1967) was the Iowa State Senator from the 1st District. A Democrat, he has served in the Iowa Senate from 2003 until 2011. He received his BA from Drake University and his MA from Temple University, and is serving as an adjunct instructor with Western Iowa Tech Community College and as an intelligence officer with the Iowa Army National Guard.

Warnstadt served on several committees in the Iowa Senate - the Appropriations committee; the Judiciary committee; the Transportation committee; the Veterans Affairs committee, where he is vice chair; and the Commerce committee, where he is chair. He also serves as vice-chair of the Transportation, Infrastructure, and Capitals Appropriations Subcommittee. His prior political experience includes serving as a representative in the Iowa House from 1995 to 2003, serving on the Woodbury County Democratic Central Committee in 1996, and serving as president of the Drake College Democrats from 1987 to 1988.

Warnstadt did not seek re-election in 2010.[1]

Electoral history[edit]


Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 1994 [2]
District 2
Turnout: 7,009
Democratic hold Steven H. WarnstadtDemocratic3,85655.0
Darold R. Sea Republican3,14544.9
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 1996 [3]
District 2
Turnout: 8,517
Democratic hold Steven H. Warnstadt*Democratic5,66766.5
Douglas A. Lehman Republican2,83533.3
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 1998 [4]
District 2
Democratic hold Steve Warnstadt*Democraticunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2000 [5]
District 2
Turnout: 8,469
Democratic hold Steve Warnstadt*Democratic5,78768.3
Joel Arends Republican2,67031.5
Iowa Senate elections, 2002 [6]
District 1
Turnout: 13,906
Democratic (newly redistricted) Steve WarnstadtDemocratic8,87163.8
Jack Voss Republican5,02036.1
Iowa Senate elections, 2006 [7]
District 1
Turnout: 13,956
Democratic hold Steve Warnstadt*Democratic9,34066.9
Barbara Blanchard Republican4,60733.0


  1. ^ Crowd pleaser: Senators gave emotional goodbye speeches to Sioux City senator Warnstadt Archived 2012-07-09 at, Jennifer Jacobs, Des Moines Register, March 26, 2010
  2. ^ "1994 General Election, November 8, 1994, Official Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 23. Retrieved 2011-09-22.
  3. ^ "Iowa General Election - November 5, 1996" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 446. Retrieved 2011-09-22.
  4. ^ "Iowa General Election - November 3, 1998" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 422. Retrieved 2011-09-22.
  5. ^ "November 7, 2000 - General Election, Iowa Official Results, State House of Representatives" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2002-07-16. p. 1. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
  6. ^ "Canvass Summary - Final - 2002 General Election (11/5/2002)" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2002-12-02. p. 16. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
  7. ^ "Official Results Report - Statewide, 2006 General Election 11-07-2006" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2006-11-21. p. 18. Retrieved 2011-09-19.

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Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Patrick Gill
2nd District
1995 – 2003
Succeeded by
Roger Wendt
Iowa Senate
Preceded by
Steven Hansen
1st District
2003 – 2011
Succeeded by
Rick Bertrand