Iowa House of Representatives District 39

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Iowa House of Representatives District 39
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Current incumbentJake Highfill Republican Party
Population29,919
Ethnicity0.4% Black, 0.9% Hispanic
Voting age74.8% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Iowa's thirty-ninth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Jake Highfill.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 29,919 civilians reside within Iowa's thirty-ninth 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

General election

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 Jake Highfill defeated Taylor Egly and Jerry Kinder in the Republican primary and to face Tom Leffler (D) in the general election. Leffler filed to run on June 30, 2014.[5][6] Incumbent Highfill defeated challenger Leffler in the general election.[7]


Iowa House of Representatives, District 39 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJake Highfill Incumbent 45.9% 1,106
Taylor Egly 34.3% 827
Jerry Kinder 19.9% 479
Total Votes 2,412

Special election

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 Jake Highfill defeated Taylor Egly and Jerry Kinder in the Republican primary and to face Tom Leffler (D) in the general election. Leffler filed to run on June 30, 2014.[5][6] Incumbent Highfill defeated challenger Leffler in the general election.[7]


Iowa House of Representatives, District 39 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJake Highfill Incumbent 45.9% 1,106
Taylor Egly 34.3% 827
Jerry Kinder 19.9% 479
Total Votes 2,412

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. Jake Highfill (R) defeated Kelsey Clark (D) in the general election and defeated incumbent Erik Helland in the Republican primary. Clark was unopposed in the Democratic primary.[8][9]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 39, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJake Highfill 52.1% 9,218
     Democratic Kelsey Clark 47.9% 8,466
Total Votes 17,684
Iowa House of Representatives, District 39 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJake Highfill 52.1% 622
Erik Helland Incumbent 47.9% 572
Total Votes 1,194

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Iowa State House District 39 have raised a total of $931,954. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $62,130 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Iowa State House District 39
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $106,938 3 $35,646
2010 $24,575 1 $24,575
2008 $157,488 2 $78,744
2006 $261,803 2 $130,902
2004 $219,367 2 $109,684
2002 $115,669 3 $38,556
2000 $46,114 2 $23,057
Total $931,954 15 $62,130

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