Iowa House of Representatives District 22

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Iowa House of Representatives District 22
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Current incumbentGreg Forristall Republican Party
Population28,653
Ethnicity24.2% Black, 5% Hispanic
Voting age74.5% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Iowa's twenty-second state house district is represented by Republican Representative Greg Forristall.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 28,653 civilians reside within Iowa's twenty-second 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. Incumbent Greg Forristall was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged 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 Greg Forristall (R) was unopposed in the general election and defeated Clint Fichter in the Republican primary.[8][9]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 22 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGreg Forristall Incumbent 61% 2,529
Clint Fichter 39% 1,615
Total Votes 4,144

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Iowa State House District 22 have raised a total of $194,864. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $12,991 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Iowa State House District 22
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $44,213 2 $22,107
2010 $11,300 1 $11,300
2008 $42,517 2 $21,259
2006 $18,582 2 $9,291
2004 $12,364 1 $12,364
2002 $42,225 5 $8,445
2000 $23,663 2 $11,832
Total $194,864 15 $12,991

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