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Rep. Tom Latham (R-Iowa)

  • District: 3rd District, Southwest -- Des Moines, Council Bluffs
  • Residence: Clive
  • Born: July 14, 1948; Hampton, Iowa
  • Religion: Lutheran
  • Family: Wife, Kathy Latham; three children
  • Education: Wartburg College, attended 1967; Iowa State U., attended 1967-70 (agriculture & business)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Franklin County Republican Party chairman, 1984-91; U.S. House, 1995-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1994 (10th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Agriculture; Homeland Security; Transportation-HUD - Chairman)
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State Information: 3rd District, Southwest -- Des Moines, Council Bluffs

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general (IA-03 representative) Tom Latham (R) 202,000 52.2%
Leonard Boswell (D) 168,632 43.6%
Scott Batcher (NPA) 9,352 2.4%
David Rosenfeld (SW) 6,286 1.6%
Write-in (WRI) 572 0.1%
2010 general (IA-04 representative) Tom Latham (R) 152,588 65.6%
Bill Maske (D) 74,300 32%
Dan Lensing (I) 5,499 2.4%
write-ins (WRI) 132 0.1%
2008 general (IA-04 representative) Tom Latham (R) 185,458 60.5%
Becky Greenwald (D) 120,746 39.4%
write-ins (Write-In) 197 0.1%
2006 general (IA-04 representative) Tom Latham (R) 120,984 57.2%
Selden Spencer (D) 90,359 42.8%
2004 general (IA-04 representative) Tom Latham (R) 181,294 60.9%
Paul Johnson (D) 116,121 39%
write-ins (Write-In) 151 0%
2002 general (IA-04 representative) Tom Latham (R) 115,430 54.8%
John Norris (D) 90,784 43.1%
Terry Wilson (LIBERT) 2,952 1.4%
Jim Hennager (EF) 1,544 0.7%
write-ins (Write-In) 64 0%
2000 general (IA-05 representative) Tom Latham (R) 159,367 68.8%
Mike Palecek (D) 67,593 29.2%
Ben Olson (LIBERT) 2,875 1.2%
Ray Holtorf (I) 1,917 0.8%
write-ins (Write-In) 54 0%
1998 general (IA-05 representative) Tom Latham (R) 132,730 99.2%
write-ins (Write-In) 1,041 0.8%
1996 general (IA-05 representative) Tom Latham (R) 147,576 65.4%
MacDonald Smith (D) 75,785 33.6%
Michael C. Dimick (NL) 2,038 0.9%
write-ins (Write-In) 80 0%
1994 general (IA-05 representative) Tom Latham (R) 114,796 60.8%
Sheila McGuire (D) 73,627 39%
write-ins (Write-In) 298 0.2%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 51% Mitt Romney: 47%
2008 Barack Obama: 52% John McCain: 46%

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