Tami Wiencek

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Tamorah J. Wiencek
Tami Wiencek - Official Portrait - 82nd GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 21st district
In office
January 8, 2007 – January 11, 2009
Preceded by Don Shoultz
Succeeded by Kerry Burt
Personal details
Political party Republican
Residence Waterloo, Iowa
Alma mater Drake University
Occupation Public Relations Consultant
Website Wiencek's official website

Tami Wiencek is a former member of the Iowa legislature, representing the 21st District in the Iowa House of Representatives from 2007 to 2009.

Wiencek served on several committees in the Iowa House - the Economic Growth, Education, and Ways and Means committees. She also served on the Administration and Regulation Appropriations Subcommittee.

Wiencek was elected in 2006, defeating Democratic incumbent Don Shoultz, despite the fact that 2006 was a very favorable election year for Iowa Democrats.[2] However, she was defeated by Democrat Kerry Burt in the following 2008 elections.

Prior to her political career, she worked as a reporter/anchor on KWWL-TV in Waterloo. In 2005, she worked for Beecher & Wiencek Public Relations, a public relations firm.[3]

Electoral history[edit]


Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2006 [4]
District 21
Turnout: 9,318
Republican gain from Democratic Tami Wiencek Republican 4,802 51.5
Don Shoultz* Democratic 4,504 48.3
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2008 [5]
District 21
Turnout: 13,141
Democratic gain from Republican Kerry Burt Democratic 6,673 50.8
Tami Wiencek* Republican 6,454 49.1


  1. ^ "HOUSE DISTRICT 21 Representative-Elect Tami Wiencek, Waterloo" (PDF). November 14, 2006. Retrieved 2009-03-18. 
  2. ^ Kinney, Pat (8 November 2006). "Former TV journalist Tami Wiencek upsets Shoultz; Kelley tops Wieland; Kressig defeats Reisetter." (Fee). Waterloo Courier. Waterloo, Iowa. Retrieved 2009-03-18. Veteran former television news reporter/anchor Tami Wiencek was local Republicans' shining -- and only -- star in Tuesday's election. Wiencek, a popular former KWWL-TV journalist, staved off a Democratic sweep of local statehouse and county races with a stunning upset of 12-term incumbent State Rep.... 
  3. ^ "Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Northeastern Iowa Ready to Help Bankruptcy Clients" (PDF). Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Northeastern Iowa, Inc. 2 November 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 20, 2008. Retrieved 2009-03-18. 
  4. ^ "Official Results Report - Statewide, 2006 General Election 11-07-2006" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2006-11-21. p. 30. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  5. ^ "November 4, 2008 General Election Results". Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 

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Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Don Shoultz
21st District
2007 – 2009
Succeeded by
Kerry Burt