Iowa House of Representatives District 1

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Iowa House of Representatives District 1
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Current incumbentJohn H. Wills Republican Party
Population29,391
Ethnicity3.8% Black, 12.9% Hispanic[1]
Voting age72.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Iowa's first state house district is represented by Republican Representative John H. Wills.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 29,391 civilians reside within Iowa's first state house district.[2] Iowa state representatives represent an average of 30,464 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 29,293 residents.

About the chamber

Members of the Iowa House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Iowa legislators assume office the first day of January after their election.

Qualifications

The Iowa Constitution states, "No person shall be a member of the house of representatives who shall not have attained the age of twenty-one years, be a citizen of the United States, and shall have been an inhabitant of this state one year next preceding his election, and at the time of his election shall have had an actual residence of sixty days in the county, or district he may have been chosen to represent."[3]

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Iowa legislature are paid $25,000/year. Additionally, legislators receive $135/day per diem tied to the federal rate. Polk County legislators receive $101.25/day.[4]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If a vacancy occurs in the house, the Governor must call for a special election within five days of the vacancy. If the vacancy happens in session, the Governor must call for an election as soon as possible with a minimum 18 day notice. All other special elections require a 45 day notice as long the election does not happen on the same day of a school election.[5]

Elections

2014

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Iowa House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. John H. Wills defeated Kevin T. Klaassen and Kevin Wolfswinkel in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[6][7][8]


Iowa House of Representatives, District 1 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn H. Wills 42.5% 1,891
Kevin T. Klaassen 29.5% 1,314
Kevin Wolfswinkel 28% 1,246
Total Votes 4,451

2012

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Iowa House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on June 5, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 16, 2012. Incumbent Jeff Smith (R) was unopposed in the general election and defeated Kevin Wolfswinkel in the Republican primary.[9][10]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 1 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Smith Incumbent 54.5% 3,263
Kevin Wolfswinkel 45.5% 2,723
Total Votes 5,986

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Iowa State House District 1 have raised a total of $961,823. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $68,702 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Iowa State House District 1
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $102,063 2 $51,032
2010 $424,791 2 $212,396
2008 $158,031 2 $79,016
2006 $24,245 2 $12,123
2004 $61,615 2 $30,808
2002 $34,382 2 $17,191
2000 $156,696 2 $78,348
Total $961,823 14 $68,702


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