Nelson Joel Fry (born 1974) is the Iowa State Representative from the 27th District. A Republican, he has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since 2011. Smith was born in Des Moines, Iowa and was raised and resides in Osceola. He has a B.A. from Simpson College a M.S.W. and a Aging Studies Certificate from the University of Iowa School of Social Work.
As of January 2013, Smith serves on several committees in the Iowa House - the Administration and Rules, Education, Human Resources, Labor, and Public Safety committees.
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2010 , District 95, Turnout: 3,307
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2010 , District 95, Turnout: 11,246
Republican gain from Democratic
Michael J. Reasoner*
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2012 , District 27, Turnout: 1,754
James Demichelis, Jr.
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2012 , District 27, Turnout: 14,119
Republican (newly redistricted)
Ruth Eileen Smith
Nominated by Petition