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Paul BellAmerican politician
Paul A. Bell (October 3, 1950 – June 7, 2010) was the Iowa State Representative from the 57th and 41st Districts. He served in the Iowa House of Representatives from the 57th District (1993 - 2003) and the 41st District from 2003 and until his death in June 2010. He received his BA from the University of Northern Iowa. Bell served on several committees in the Iowa House—the Ethics committee; the Public Safety committee; the Transportation committee; the Veterans Affairs committee; and the Natural Resources committee, where he was chair. He also served on the Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee. Bell was re-elected in 2006 with 7,303 votes (63%), defeating Republican opponent Adam Vandall.Bell died at the Skiff Medical Center in Newton, Iowa on June 7, 2010 after a year-long battle with stomach cancer.