Meet Our Members – Cecil Dolecheck

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Representative Cecil Dolecheck just finished serving his tenth term in the Iowa House.  He represents Iowa’s 24th District, which includes Bedford, Clarinda, Mount Ayr, and Shenandoah.

Rep. Dolecheck is the Chairman of the Education Appropriation budget subcommittee, and also serves on the Agriculture, Appropriations, and Education committees.

Cecil was born on May 30, 1951, in Mount Ayr. He graduated from the Mt. Ayr Community School District in 1969 prior to attending Iowa Sate University for two years, when he returned to assist his father on the family farm. His father, Ivan, and mother, Leola, farmed in Ringold County near Mount Ayr.

Cecil’s first wife, Becky, passed away in 2001. He married Patti in 2005 and together they have five grown children and are proud grandparents. Cecil and Patti attend the First Christian Church in Mount Ayr.

Cecil is active in the Farm Bureau and Lions Club. He is past President of both the County Farm Bureau and County Pork Producers. He is a former director and past president of the Farmers Cooperative Company of Afton, Arispe, Creston, Osceola, Mount Ayr, and Macksburg,  Iowa. Cecil has also served as a 4-H leader and a member of the Sheriff’s Posse.

His main hobbies are golf and antique cars.  Cecil’s joys are his 12 grandchildren and his 1931 Ford Model A Victoria.

To contact Cecil, you can email him at