Rita Hart

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Rita Hart
Rita Hart - Official Portrait - 85th GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 49th district
Assumed office
January 14, 2013
Preceded by Hubert Houser
Personal details
Born 1956 (age 62–63)
Charles City, Iowa, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Paul Hart
Education North Iowa Area Community College
University of Northern Iowa (BA)
University of Iowa (MA)

Rita Hart is an American politician serving as the Iowa State Senator from the 49th district since 2013. A lifelong farmer and 20-year educator, she is a member of the Democratic Party.[1] Hart was born in Charles City, Iowa, and she currently resides in Wheatland, Iowa.[1] She is the Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Iowa in the 2018 gubernatorial election.[2]

As of June 2016, Hart serves on the following committees: Agriculture, Economic Growth, Education, Local Government, and Veterans Affairs.[1] She also serves on the Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee, as well as the International Relations Committee, the Local Government Mandates Study Committee, the Recycling Policy Study Committee, the Early Childhood Iowa State Board, the Economic Development Authority Board, the Human Rights Board, the Prevention of Disabilities Policy Council, and the Watershed Improvement Review Board.[1]

On June 16, 2018, Fred Hubbell announced that Hart would join the Democratic ticket as the candidate for lieutenant governor in the 2018 Iowa gubernatorial election.

Electoral history

Iowa Senate 49th district election, 2012 [3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rita Hart 17,305 54.6%
Republican Andrew Naeve 14,398 45.4%
Democratic gain from Republican
Iowa Senate 49th district election, 2014 [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rita Hart (incumbent) 11,690 52%
Republican Brian Schmidt 10,808 48%
Democratic hold

References

  1. ^ a b c d "State Senator". Archived from the original on 2015-02-16. Retrieved 2016-07-05.
  2. ^ "Fred Hubbell names Sen. Rita Hart as running mate on Democratic ticket for governor". Des Moines Register. Retrieved 2018-06-26.
  3. ^ https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/2012/general/canvsummary.pdf
  4. ^ https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/2014/general/canvsummary.pdf

External links

  • Legislator website
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