"SHSI Certificate of Recognition"
"Best on the Web"

Encyclopedia Dubuque

www.encyclopediadubuque.org

"Encyclopedia Dubuque is the online authority for all things Dubuque, written by the people who know the city best.”
Marshall Cohen—researcher and producer, CNN

Affiliated with the Local History Network of the State Historical Society of Iowa, and the Iowa Museum Association.




Difference between revisions of "CARR, Robert M."

From Encyclopedia Dubuque
Jump to: navigation, search
 
Line 1: Line 1:
[[Image:carrr.jpg|left|thumb|250px|]]CARR, Robert M. (Bernard, IA, May 9, 1937- ). State senator and Dubuque County Treasurer. Carr, elected for one term as a state representative (1973-1974). He was re-elected in 1974 and resigned to participate in a special election held on December 30, 1975. He was elected in that special election to the Iowa Senate.  
+
[[Image:carrr.jpg|left|thumb|250px|]]CARR, Robert M. (Bernard, IA, May 9, 1937- ). Carr, an investment representative, was elected for one term as a state representative (1973-1974). He was re-elected in 1974 and resigned to participate in a special election held on December 30, 1975. He was elected in that special election to the Iowa Senate where he was the ranking majority member of the Cities and Towns Committee. (1)
  
 
Carr chaired the State Government Committee that spearheaded a massive reorganization bill. Passed in 1986, the legislation resulted in sixty-eight state agencies and departments being reduced to twenty-eight.
 
Carr chaired the State Government Committee that spearheaded a massive reorganization bill. Passed in 1986, the legislation resulted in sixty-eight state agencies and departments being reduced to twenty-eight.
Line 6: Line 6:
  
 
On May 23, 1989, the Dubuque County Board of Supervisors selected Carr from a field of four candidates to fill out the unexpired term of Tom Breitbach who retired in June. He resigned his office in the Iowa Senate and was appointed Dubuque County Treasurer.
 
On May 23, 1989, the Dubuque County Board of Supervisors selected Carr from a field of four candidates to fill out the unexpired term of Tom Breitbach who retired in June. He resigned his office in the Iowa Senate and was appointed Dubuque County Treasurer.
 +
 +
---
 +
 +
Source:
 +
 +
1. "They'll Represent N.E. Iowa in Des Moines," ''Telegraph Herald,'' January 5, 1975, p. 7
 +
 +
The Iowa Legislature. Online: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislators/legislator?ga=73&personID=929
  
 
[[Category: Politician]]
 
[[Category: Politician]]

Latest revision as of 11:32, 14 June 2019

Carrr.jpg
CARR, Robert M. (Bernard, IA, May 9, 1937- ). Carr, an investment representative, was elected for one term as a state representative (1973-1974). He was re-elected in 1974 and resigned to participate in a special election held on December 30, 1975. He was elected in that special election to the Iowa Senate where he was the ranking majority member of the Cities and Towns Committee. (1)

Carr chaired the State Government Committee that spearheaded a massive reorganization bill. Passed in 1986, the legislation resulted in sixty-eight state agencies and departments being reduced to twenty-eight.

Among Carr's legislative victories were obtaining $1.7 million in state money to construct a water treatment plant in Dubuque, bringing Northeast Iowa Technical Institute to Peosta, rewriting the state criminal code, and creating a bill of rights for the mentally handicapped.

On May 23, 1989, the Dubuque County Board of Supervisors selected Carr from a field of four candidates to fill out the unexpired term of Tom Breitbach who retired in June. He resigned his office in the Iowa Senate and was appointed Dubuque County Treasurer.

---

Source:

1. "They'll Represent N.E. Iowa in Des Moines," Telegraph Herald, January 5, 1975, p. 7

The Iowa Legislature. Online: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislators/legislator?ga=73&personID=929