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Key Votes

Jack Drake's Voting Records on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Full Name: Jack E. Drake
Office: State House (IA) - District 21, Republican
First Elected: 1992
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State House - District 21
Primary June 3, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Shirley; 4 Children
Birth Date: 07/29/1934
Birth Place: Walnut, IA
Home City: Griswold, IA
Religion: United Methodist

Iowa Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 25, 2013 HF 527 Requires DNA Samples from Individuals Convicted Of Aggravated Misdemeanors Bill Passed - House
(79 - 18)
March 23, 2010 HF 2456 Texting While Driving Ban Conference Report Adopted - House
(66 - 33)
Feb. 23, 2010 HF 2456 Texting While Driving Ban Bill Passed - House
(65 - 31)
Feb. 9, 2010 HJR 6 Constitutionally Defining Marriage as Between One Man and One Woman Motion Rejected - House
(45 - 54)
March 18, 2009 HF 243 Gender Requirements for Certain Local Government Positions Bill Passed - House
(71 - 27)
April 25, 2008 H 8672 DUI Appeals Amendment Rejected - House
(45 - 50)
April 8, 2008 HF 2212 Smoking Ban Conference Report Adopted - House
(54 - 45)
March 12, 2008 HF 2212 Smoking Ban Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(59 - 40)
Feb. 19, 2008 HF 2212 Smoking Ban Bill Passed - House
(56 - 44)
April 25, 2007 SF 427 Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Discrimination Bill Passed - House
(59 - 37)

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