Iowa House of Representatives District 20

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Iowa House of Representatives District 20
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Current incumbentClel Baudler Republican Party
Population32,507
Ethnicity3.1% Black, 1.4% Hispanic
Voting age78.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Iowa's twentieth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Clel Baudler.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 32,507 civilians reside within Iowa's twentieth state house district.[1] 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."[2]

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.[3]

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.[4]

Elections

2014

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Iowa House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Steve Roe was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Clel Baudler was unopposed in the Republican primary. Roe will face Baudler in the general election.[5][6][7]

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 Clel Baudler (R) defeated Greg Nepstad (D) in the general election. Neither candidate faced opposition in their primary.[8][9]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngClel Baudler Incumbent 58% 8,109
     Democratic Greg Nepstad 42% 5,883
Total Votes 13,992

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Iowa State House District 20 have raised a total of $1,218,506. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $87,036 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Iowa State House District 20
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $30,517 2 $15,259
2010 $312,925 2 $156,463
2008 $179,919 2 $89,960
2006 $460,744 2 $230,372
2004 $116,247 2 $58,124
2002 $99,790 2 $49,895
2000 $18,364 2 $9,182
Total $1,218,506 14 $87,036

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