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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 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%
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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