Iowa House of Representatives District 37

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Iowa House of Representatives District 37
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Current incumbentJohn Landon Republican Party
Population31,767
Ethnicity3.4% Black, 2.6% Hispanic
Voting age75.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Iowa's thirty-seventh state house district is represented by Republican Representative John Landon.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 31,767 civilians reside within Iowa's thirty-seventh 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 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. Incumbent John Landon was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[5][6][7][8]

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. John Landon (R) defeated N. John Boehm (I) in the general election. Landon ran against Matt DeVries, Jacob Mason, Jim Robidoux, Stacey C. Rogers, and Jeffery A. Wright in the Republican primary, and was nominated at a state convention.[9][10]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 37, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Landon 75.4% 11,042
     Independent N. John Boehm 24.6% 3,598
Total Votes 14,640
Iowa House of Representatives, District 37 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Jim Robidoux 34.2% 714
Matt DeVries 29.8% 623
John Landon 17.5% 366
Jeffery A. Wright 15.4% 321
Jacob Mason 1.7% 35
Stacey C. Rogers 1.4% 30
Total Votes 2,089

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Iowa State House District 37 have raised a total of $1,728,818. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $86,441 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Iowa State House District 37
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $65,760 7 $9,394
2010 $233,816 2 $116,908
2008 $675,328 2 $337,664
2006 $490,926 2 $245,463
2004 $81,620 2 $40,810
2002 $105,097 3 $35,032
2000 $76,271 2 $38,136
Total $1,728,818 20 $86,441

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