Tom Sands

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Tom R. Sands
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Member of the IowaHouseofRepresentatives
from the 87th district
Assumed office
January 13, 2003
Preceded by Effie Boggess
Personal details
Born (1954-09-13) September 13, 1954 (age 63)
Muscatine, Iowa
Political party Republican
Residence Columbus Junction, Iowa
Website Sands's website

Thomas R. "Tom" Sands (born September 13, 1954) is the Iowa State Representative from the 88th District. A Republican, he has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since 2003.

Republican Party of Iowa

The Republican Party of Iowa (RPI) is the affiliate of the United States Republican Party in Iowa. The State Central Committee is led by Chairman Jeff Kaufmann. The RPI operates the Republican side of the Iowa caucuses and previously sponsored the Iowa Straw Poll.

Iowa House of Representatives lower chamber of the Iowa state legislature

The Iowa House of Representatives is the lower house of the Iowa General Assembly, the upper house being the Iowa Senate. There are 100 seats in the Iowa House of Representatives, representing 100 single-member districts across the state, formed by dividing the 50 Senate districts in half. Each district has a population of approximately 30,464 as of the 2010 United States Census. The House of Representatives meets at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines.

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As of October 2011, Sands serves on several committees in the Iowa House - the Environmental Protection and Public Safety committees. He also serves as the chair of the Ways and Means Committee. His political experience includes serving on the Columbus Junction City Council.

Columbus Junction, Iowa City in Iowa, United States

Columbus Junction is a city in Louisa County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,899 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Muscatine Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Electoral history

*incumbent

ElectionPolitical resultCandidatePartyVotes%
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2002  [1]
District 87
Turnout: 9,411
Republican (newly redistricted) Thomas R. Sands Republican 5,39057.3
John Riessen Democratic 4,01742.7
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2004  [2]
District 87
Turnout: 12,991
Republican hold Thomas R. Sands* Republican 7,84260.4
Sandy Dockendorlf Democratic 5,13739.5
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2006   [3]
District 87
Turnout: 9,312
Republican hold Thomas R. Sands* Republican 5,11855.0
Andrew Hoth Democratic 4,14844.5
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2008   [4]
District 87
Turnout: 13,076
Republican hold Thomas R. Sands* Republican 6,94953.1
Frank Best Democratic 6,11546.8
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010   [5]
District 87
Republican hold Thomas R. Sands* Republican unopposed

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Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Effie Boggess
87th District
2003 present
Succeeded by
Incumbent