Michael W. Connolly

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State Senator
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Legislator
Dubuque
82
01/08/2007 - 01/11/2009
14

Term

Served five terms in House. Serving fifth term in Senate.

Profession

Retired school administrator and former teacher.

Education

Graduated from St. Joseph’s High School in Farley. Received B.A. and M.A. from Loras College.

Military Service

Served six years in the U.S. Army Reserve.

Memberships and Activities

Former campaign chair and executive board member of the Dubuque United Way and served 15 years on board of the Greater Dubuque Development Corporation.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1945 in Dubuque. Resides in Dubuque.

Family Members

Wife Martha; one son and one daughter.

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State Senator
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Legislator
Dubuque
81
01/10/2005 - 01/07/2007
14

Term

Served six terms in House. Serving fifth term in Senate.

Profession

Retired school administrator and former teacher.

Education

Graduated from St. Joseph’s High School in Farley. Received B.A. and M.A. from Loras College.

Military Service

Served in the U.S. Army Reserve.

Memberships and Activities

Active with Dubuque United Way and served 15 years on board of the Greater Dubuque Development Corporation.

Birth and Residence

Born, raised, and resides in Dubuque.

Family Members

Wife Martha; one son and one daughter.

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State Senator
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Legislator
Dubuque
80
01/13/2003 - 01/09/2005
14

Retired school administrator and former teacher. Born, raised, and resides in Dubuque. Graduated from St. Joseph's High School in Farley. Received B.A. and M.A. from Loras College. Served in the U.S. Army Reserve. Member of St. Joseph's Church. Active with Dubuque United Way, served 15 years on board of the Greater Dubuque Development Corp. Wife Martha; one son and one daughter. Served six terms in House, serving fourth term in Senate.

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State Senator
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Legislator
Dubuque
79
01/08/2001 - 01/12/2003
18

Retired school administrator and former teacher. Born, raised, and resides in Dubuque. Graduated from St. Joseph's High School in Farley Received B.A. and M.A. from Loras College. Served in the U.S. Army Reserve. Member of St. Joseph's Church. Active with Dubuque United Way and served 15 years on board of the Greater Dubuque Development Corp. Wife Martha: one son and one daughter. Served six terms in House. Serving third term in Senate.

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State Senator
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Legislator
Dubuque
78
01/11/1999 - 01/07/2001
18

Birth: October 31, 1945, Dubuque. Parents: Albert and Margaret Daly Connolly. Education: Attended St. Joseph's Grade School, Farley; graduated from St. Joseph's High School, 1963; B.A., Loras College, 1967; M.A., 1976. Military Service: U.S. Army (reserve). Spouse: Martha Fessler of Farley, 1972. Children: 1 daughter, Maureen; 1 son, John. Profession and Activities: Teacher at Dubuque Senior High School, 20 years; school administration, 6 years. Member: St. Joseph's Church, Dubuque; Loras Club; Rotary; Dubuque County Democratic Party. Served 6 terms in Iowa House. Term: Third.

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State Senator
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Legislator
Dubuque
77
01/13/1997 - 01/10/1999
18

Birth: October 31, 1945, Dubuque. Parents: Albert and Margaret Daly Connolly. Education: Attended St. Joseph's Grade School, Farley; graduated from St. Joseph's High School, 1963; B.A., Loras College, 1967: M.A., 1976. Military Service: U.S. Army (reserve). Spouse: Martha Fessler of Farley, 1972. Children: 1 daughter, Maureen; 1 son, John. Profession and Activities: Teacher at Dubuque Senior High School, 20 years; school administration, 4 years. Member: St. Joseph's Church, Dubuque; Loras Club; Dubuque County Democratic Party; and Greater Dubuque Development Corporation. Served 6 terms in Iowa House. Term: Second

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State Senator
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Legislator
Dubuque
76
01/09/1995 - 01/12/1997
18

Birth: October 31, 1945, Dubuque. Parents: Albert and Margaret Daly Connolly. Education: Attended St. Joseph's Grade School, Farley; graduated from St. Joseph's High School, 1963; B.A., Loras College, 1967; M.A., 1976. Military service: U.S. Army (reserve). Spouse: Martha Fessler of Farley, 1972. Children: 1 daughter, Maureen; 1 son, John. Profession and Activities: Teacher at Dubuque Senior High School for the past 20 years. Member: St. Joseph's Church, Dubuque; Loras Club; Dubuque County Democratic Party; and Greater Dubuque Development Corporation. Served 5 terms in Iowa House. Term: Second.

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State Senator
Democrat
Legislator
Dubuque
75
01/11/1993 - 01/08/1995
18

Birth: October 31, 1945, Dubuque. Parents: Albert and Margaret Daly Connolly. Education: Attended St. Joseph's Grade School, Farley; graduated from St. Joseph's High School, 1963; B.A., Loras College, 1967; M.A., 1976. Military service: U.S. veteran. Spouse: Martha Fessler of Farley, 1972. Children: 1 daughter, Maureen; 1 son, John. Activities: Teacher at Dubuque Senior High School for the past 20 years. Member: St. Joseph's Church, Dubuque; Dubuque Education Association; Loras Club; Dubuque County Democratic Party; Four Mounds Association; Regional Coordinating Council; and Greater Dubuque Development Corporation. Served 5 terms in Iowa House. Term: First.

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State Senator
Democrat
Legislator
Dubuque
74
01/14/1991 - 01/10/1993
18

Birth: October 31, 1945, Dubuque. Parents: Albert and Margaret Daly Connolly. Education: Attended St. Joseph's Grade School, Farley; graduated from St. Joseph's High School, 1963; B.A., Loras College, 1967; M.A., 1976. Military service: U.S. veteran. Spouse: Martha Fessler of Farley, 1972. Children: 1 daughter, Maureen; 1 son, John. Activities: Teacher at Dubuque Senior High School for the past 20 years. Member: St. Joseph's Church, Dubuque; Dubuque Education Association; Loras Club; Dubuque County Democratic Party; Four Mounds Association; Regional Coordinating Council; and Greater Dubuque Development Corporation. Served 5 terms in Iowa House. Term: First.

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State Senator
Democrat
Legislator
Dubuque
73
01/08/1990 - 01/13/1991
18

Birth: October 31, 1945, Dubuque. Parents: Albert and Margaret Daly Connolly. Education: Attended St. Joseph's Grade School, Farley; graduated from St. Joseph's High School, 1963; B.A., Loras College, 1967; M.A., 1976. Military service: U.S. veteran. Spouse: Martha Fessler of Farley, 1972. Children: 1 daughter, Maureen; 1 son, John. Activities: Teacher at Dubuque Senior High School for the past 20 years. Member: St. Joseph's Church, Dubuque; Dubuque Education Association; Loras Club; Dubuque County Democratic Party; Four Mounds Association; Regional Coordinating Council; and Greater Dubuque Development Corporation. Term: Sixth.

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State Representative
Democrat
Legislator
Dubuque
72
01/12/1987 - 01/08/1989
35

Born in Dubuque, October 31, 1945, son of Albert and Margaret Daly Connolly. Attended St. Joseph's Grade School, Farley, Iowa. Graduated from St. Joseph's High School, 1963. Loras College, B.A., 1967; M.A., 1976. Teacher at Dubuque Senior High School for the past 18 years. Married Martha Fessler of Farley, 1972. Children: Maureen, 8 and John, 6. Member of St. Joseph's Church, Dubuque, Iowa. Veteran. U.S. Army Reserve, six years. Member: Dubuque Education Association, Loras Club, and Dubuque County Democratic Party. Fifth term.

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State Representative
Democrat
Legislator
Dubuque
71
01/14/1985 - 01/11/1987
35

Born in Dubuque, October 31, 1945, son of Albert and Margaret Daly Connolly. Attended St. Joseph's Grade School, Farley, Iowa. Graduated from St. Joseph's High School, 1963. B.A., Loras College, 1967. M.A., Loras College, 1976. Teacher at Dubuque Senior High School for the past 15 years. Married Martha Fessler of Farley, 1972. Children: Maureen 5 and John 3. Member of St. Joseph's Church, Dubuque, Iowa. Veteran. U.S. Army Reserve, six years. Member: Dubuque Education Association, Dubuque Arts Council, Loras Club, Past board member of Dubuque Child Care and Dubuque County Democratic Party. Fourth term.

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State Representative
Democrat
Legislator
Dubuque
70
01/10/1983 - 01/13/1985
35

Born in Dubuque, October 31, 1945, son of Albert and Margaret Daly Connolly. Attended St. Joseph's Grade School, Farley, Iowa. Graduated from St. Joseph's High School, 1963. B.A., Loras College, 1967. M.A., Loras College, 1976. Teacher at Dubuque Senior High School for 10 years. Social studies department head, the last four years. Married Martha Fessler of Farley, 1972. Children: Maureen and John. Member of St. Joseph's Church, Dubuque, Iowa. Veteran. U.S. Army Reserve, six years. Member: Dubuque Education Association, Dubuque Arts Council, Loras Club, board of Dubuque Child Care and Dubuque County Democratic Party. Third term.

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State Representative
Democrat
Legislator
Dubuque
69
01/12/1981 - 01/09/1983
20

Born in Dubuque on Oct. 31, 1945, son of Albert and Margaret Daly Connolly. Attended St. Joseph's Grade School, Farley, Iowa. Graduated from St. Joseph's High School, 1963. B.A., Loras College, 1967 (National History Honor Society). M.A., Loras College, 1976. Teacher at Dubuque Senior High School for 10 years. Social Studies Department head, the last four years. Married Martha Fessler of Farley, 1972. Children: Maureen and John. Member of St. Joseph's Church, Dubuque, Iowa. Veteran, U.S. Army Reserve, six years. Member: Dubuque Education Association, Dubuque Arts Council, Loras Club, Board of Dubuque Child Care, and Dubuque County Democratic Party served on platform, elections and finance committees. Second term.

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State Representative
Democrat
Teacher
Dubuque
68
01/08/1979 - 01/11/1981
20

Dubuque District 20 Democrat Born in Dubuque Oct. 31, 1945, son of Albert and Margret Daly Connolly. Attended St.Joseph's Grade School, Farley, Iowa. Graduated from St.Joseph's High School, Farley, Iowa in 1963. B.A. Loras College 1967, National History Honor Society. M.A. Loras College, 1976. Teacher at Dubuque Senior High School the past 10 years, Social Studies Department Head the last four years. Married Martha Fessler of Farley, 1972. Member of St.Joseph's Church, Dubuque, Iowa, U.S. Army Reserve 6 years, the Dubuque Education Association, Dubuque Arts Council, Loras Club, Board of Dubuque Child Care, Dubuque County Democratic Party; serving on platform, elections, and finance committees. First term.

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