Iowa House of Representatives District 38

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Iowa House of Representatives District 38
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Current incumbentKevin Koester Republican Party
Population27,617
Ethnicity8.1% Black, 2.8% Hispanic[1]
Voting age76.8% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Iowa's thirty-eighth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Kevin Koester.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 27,617 civilians reside within Iowa's thirty-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. Incumbent Kevin Koester was unopposed in the Republican primary and faced Christine Sherrod (D) in the general election. Sherrod filed to run on June 30, 2014.[6][7][8] Incumbent Koester defeated challenger Sherrod in the general election.[9]

Iowa House of Representatives District 38, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Koester Incumbent 59.5% 6,909
     Democratic Christine Sherrod 40.5% 4,695
Total Votes 11,604

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 Kevin Koester (R) defeated John Phoenix (D) and petition candidate Brett Nelson (R) in the general election. Phoenix was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Koester defeated Brett H. Nelson in the Republican primary.[10][11]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 38, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Koester Incumbent 52.4% 8,331
     Democratic John Phoenix 43.2% 6,868
     Republican Brett Nelson 4.3% 686
Total Votes 15,885
Iowa House of Representatives, District 38 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Koester Incumbent 85.1% 456
Brett H. Nelson 14.9% 80
Total Votes 536

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Iowa State House District 38 have raised a total of $805,716. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $44,762 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Iowa State House District 38
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $78,494 4 $19,624
2010 $59,855 2 $29,928
2008 $78,013 2 $39,007
2006 $137,381 2 $68,691
2004 $217,786 3 $72,595
2002 $138,622 3 $46,207
2000 $95,565 2 $47,783
Total $805,716 18 $44,762
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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