Kent Sorenson Biography
Kent Sorenson (born March 29, 1972) is a former Iowa state legislator who resigned after pleading guilty to obstruction of justice and other felonies related to campaign finances.
Kent Sorenson is a famous Legislator, who was born on March 29, 1972 in United States.
According to Astrologers, Kent Sorenson zodiac sign is Aries
Sorenson graduated from Indianola High School in 1990. He was the owner and operator of Pro-Kleen Maintenance. According to his LinkedIn profile, Sorenson is currently a realtor with EXIT Realty North Star in Norwalk, IA. Sorenson is not listed as an agent on the EXIT website.
Kent Sorenson Net Worth
Kent Sorenson is one of the richest Legislator. Kent Sorenson is also listed on the elit list of Richest Legislator born on March 29 . According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Kent Sorenson net worth is approximately $1.5 Million.
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On December 28, 2011, Sorenson resigned as Michele Bachmann’s Iowa campaign chairman and endorsed Ron Paul as his choice in the 2012 Iowa caucus and the presidency of the United States. Sorenson made the announcement at a rally for Paul on December 28, 2011, stating, “I believe we’re at a turning point in this campaign. I thought it was my duty to come to his aid, just like he came to my aid during my Senate race.”
In July 2012, Barb Heki, a Johnston, Iowa woman who once worked for Bachmann began legal proceedings against the former Bachmann campaign and her senior campaign aides, claiming Sorenson took an e-mail list from her private computer to promote Bachmann’s candidacy among Christian homeschooling advocates before the Iowa caucuses, and that she was unjustly blamed for its use. (Court papers said she had told Sorenson that she would not provide the list to the campaign.) On September 11, Heki filed a police report stating that a private email list was stolen from her office at Bachmann’s Iowa campaign office in Urbandale, Iowa sometime between November 1 and November 10, 2011. The police report lists the suspect as a 40-year-old man from Milo who is a state senator, but does not give the legislator’s name. Sorenson, 40 at the time of the incident, was the only state senator from Milo. The lawsuit also claims that Sorenson and Bachmann defamed Heki. Sorenson’s lawyer said his client did not “make any defamatory or disparaging comments against Barb Heki. We’ll present evidence that Senator Sorenson never said anything that could be construed as defamatory.”
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Sorenson was first elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2008, defeating incumbent Democrat Mark Davitt. Sorenson then ran for the Senate in 2010, defeating incumbent Democrat Staci Appel.
Sorenson resigned from office on October 2, 2013, after Iowa’s Senate Ethics committee found “probable cause” that Sorenson violated state ethics rules by taking illegal payments from the Michele Bachmann (R MN) and Ron Paul (R TX) campaigns in the 2012 Republican presidential primaries and that “his denials of doing so constituted felonious misconduct in office.” He was sentenced to 15 months in prison after pleading guilty to one count of causing a federal campaign committee to falsely report its expenditures to the FEC and one count of obstruction of justice.
In August 2013, conservative activist Dennis Fusaro claimed that Sorenson backed Ron Paul in the 2012 presidential campaign after demanding money from the Paul campaign. State senate rules prohibit campaigns from paying senators directly or indirectly. The Iowa Senate Ethics Committee assigned a state special investigator, who reported “probable cause” that Sorenson had broken Senate rules by accepting money for presidential campaign work. The 566-page report stated that Sorenson had in fact received the alleged payments from a $25,000 check from a top official of Paul’s presidential campaign, as well as from a political action committee connected to the Bachmann campaign. Sorenson switched from Bachmann’s campaign to Paul’s in the closing days of the GOP caucuses. Bachmann claimed at the time that he defected to her competitor’s team because they were paying him to do so. Sorenson had long denied being paid by any of the presidential campaigns. The investigator’s report said Sorenson’s denials may have violated state law – a class D felony for felonious misconduct by a public official.
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A Republican, he served in the Iowa House from 2009 to 2011, representing District 74 and then represented District 37 in the Iowa Senate. As of October 2013, Sorenson was a member of the Judiciary, Government Oversight, and State Government committees of the Iowa Senate. He was also the ranking member of both the Senate and Joint Oversight Committees and a member of the Advisory Council for Agricultural Education, the Family Development and Self-Sufficiency Council, and the Human Rights Board.
Sorenson resigned from his Iowa Senate office on October 2, 2013, after a special investigator appointed by the Iowa Supreme Court, Mark Weinhardt, found he likely violated ethics rules by taking money from political entities connected to former presidential candidates Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul, then denied he’d done so (Iowa Senate Ethics Report ). According to the report, Sorenson received a $25,000 check and a $73,000 electronic banking transfer from the Ron Paul campaign. Iowa Attorney General’s Office spokesman Geoff Greenwood stated October 3, 2013, that Sorenson could be charged with a crime and prosecuted. Further, Polk County Attorney John P. Sarcone stated that his office would review the report and consider filing charges if the facts warrant any action.
The U.S. Justice Department has since subpoenaed records in connection with possible illegal campaign coordination between Bachmann’s campaign and another PAC, but is at present unclear which federal law(s) the Department believes may have been broken. The New York Times has reported on a grand jury investigation which began after Heki filed her complaints with the Federal Election Commission. The Federal Bureau of Investigation executed a search warrant in mid-November 2013 at Sorenson’s home, confiscating computers and other materials relating to communications. The Des Moines Register reported that the search was related to investigations of Sorenson’s actions in the Bachmann and Paul campaigns.