Aug. 1, 2014

Rep. Leonard L. Boswell (D-Iowa)

  • District: 3rd District, Central and east central -- Des Moines
  • Residence: Des Moines
  • Born: January 10, 1934; Harrison County, Mo.
  • Religion: Community of Christ
  • Family: Wife, Dody Boswell; three children
  • Education: Graceland College, B.A. 1969 (business administration)
  • Military Service: Army 1956-76
  • Political Highlights: Iowa Senate, 1985-97 (president, 1992-97); sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 1986; Iowa Democratic Central Committee, 1992-96; Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, 1994; U.S. House, 1997-2013
  • Elected: Elected: 1996 (8th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Agriculture (General Farm Commodities & Risk Management - Ranking Member; Livestock, Dairy & Poultry); Transportation & Infrastructure (Aviation; Highways & Transit)
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State Information: 3rd District, Central and east central -- Des Moines

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Leonard Boswell (D) 122,147 50.7%
Brad Zaun (R) 111,925 46.5%
Rebecca Williamson (SW) 6,258 2.6%
2008 general Leonard Boswell (D) 176,904 56.3%
Kim Schmett (R) 132,136 42.1%
Frank Forrestal (SW) 4,599 1.5%
2006 general Leonard Boswell (D) 114,558 51.8%
Jeff Lamberti (R) 103,166 46.6%
Helen Meyers (SW) 3,426 1.5%
2004 general Leonard Boswell (D) 168,007 55.2%
Stan Thompson (R) 136,099 44.7%
2002 general Leonard Boswell (D) 115,367 53.4%
Stan Thompson (R) 97,285 45%
Jeffrey Smith (LIBERT) 2,689 1.2%
Edwin Fruit (SW) 569 0.3%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 54% John McCain: 45%
2004 John Kerry: 49.6% George W. Bush: 49.7%
2000 Al Gore: 49% George W. Bush: 48%