Iowa House of Representatives District 28

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Iowa House of Representatives District 28
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Current incumbentGreg Heartsill Republican Party
Population29,684
Ethnicity4.3% Black, 2.3% Hispanic[1]
Voting age78.4% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Iowa's twenty-eighth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Greg Heartsill.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 29,684 civilians reside within Iowa's twenty-eighth 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. Megan Suhr was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Greg T. Heartsill was unopposed in the Republican primary. Suhr faced Heartsill in the general election.[6][7][8] Incumbent Heartsill defeated challenger Suhr in the general election.[9]

Iowa House of Representatives District 28, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGreg T. Heartsill Incumbent 61.9% 7,079
     Democratic Megan Suhr 38.1% 4,360
Total Votes 11,439

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. Greg Heartsill (R) defeated Megan Suhr (D) in the general election and defeated Len Gosselink in the Republican primary. Suhr was unopposed in the Democratic primary.[10][11]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGreg Heartsill 55.5% 8,197
     Democratic Megan Suhr 44.5% 6,569
Total Votes 14,766
Iowa House of Representatives, District 28 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGreg Heartsill 76.4% 1,799
Len Gosselink 23.6% 557
Total Votes 2,356

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Iowa State House District 28 have raised a total of $1,872,696. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $144,054 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Iowa State House District 28
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $93,349 3 $31,116
2010 $502,983 2 $251,492
2008 $593,346 2 $296,673
2006 $359,743 1 $359,743
2004 $280,346 2 $140,173
2002 $27,912 1 $27,912
2000 $15,017 2 $7,509
Total $1,872,696 13 $144,054

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