Iowa House of Representatives District 25

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Iowa House of Representatives District 25
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Current incumbentStan Gustafson Republican Party
Population29,236
Ethnicity0.3% Black, 0.8% Hispanic
Voting age76.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Iowa's twenty-fifth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Stan Gustafson.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 29,236 civilians reside within Iowa's twenty-fifth 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 state legislative special elections, 2014

Stan Gustafson (R) defeated Pam Deichmann (D) in the special election, which took place on January 7.[5][6][7][8]

The seat was vacant following Julian B. Garrett's (R) election to the Iowa State Senate on November 19, 2013.[9]

A special election for the position of Iowa House of Representatives District 25 was called for January 7, with a runoff if necessary on February 4. Candidates were nominated by their party rather than chosen through a primary.[10]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 25, Special Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngStan Gustafson 70.1% 1,627
     Democratic Pam Deichmann 29.9% 694
Total Votes 2,321


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 Julian B. Garrett (R) defeated Katie Routh (D) in the general election and defeated Joan Acela in the Republican primary. Routh was unopposed in the Democratic primary.[11][12]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 25, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJulian B. Garrett Incumbent 54.8% 9,082
     Democratic Katie Routh 45.2% 7,487
Total Votes 16,569
Iowa House of Representatives, District 25 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJulian B. Garrett Incumbent 58.5% 917
Joan Acela 41.5% 651
Total Votes 1,568

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Iowa State House District 25 have raised a total of $327,918. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $20,495 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Iowa State House District 25
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $115,347 3 $38,449
2010 $51,464 2 $25,732
2008 $29,389 1 $29,389
2006 $35,811 2 $17,906
2004 $63,050 5 $12,610
2002 $16,446 1 $16,446
2000 $16,411 2 $8,206
Total $327,918 16 $20,495

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