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Iowa House of Representatives District 41

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Iowa House of Representatives District 41
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Current incumbentJo Oldson Democratic Party
Population28,844
Ethnicity1.8% Black, 1.2% Hispanic[1]
Voting age77.9% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Iowa's forty-first state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Jo Oldson.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 28,844 civilians reside within Iowa's forty-first 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 Jo Oldson was unopposed in the Democratic primary and faced David Courard-Hauri (G) in the general election.[6][7][8] Incumbent Oldson defeated challenger Courard-Hauri in the general election.[9]

Iowa House of Representatives District 41, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJo Oldson Incumbent 82.7% 8,902
     Green David Courard-Hauri 17.3% 1,865
Total Votes 10,767

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 Jo Oldson (D) defeated Clarke Davidson (R) in the general election. Neither candidate faced opposition in their primary.[10][11]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 41, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJo Oldson Incumbent 70.5% 12,055
     Republican Clarke Davidson 29.5% 5,054
Total Votes 17,109

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Iowa State House District 41 have raised a total of $248,252. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $15,516 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Iowa State House District 41
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $30,048 2 $15,024
2010 $48,365 3 $16,122
2008 $41,758 3 $13,919
2006 $29,713 2 $14,857
2004 $13,905 2 $6,953
2002 $44,573 2 $22,287
2000 $39,890 2 $19,945
Total $248,252 16 $15,516

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