Iowa House of Representatives District 43

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Iowa House of Representatives District 43
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Current incumbentChris Hagenow Republican Party
Population30,339
Ethnicity2.2% Black, 16% Hispanic
Voting age74.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Iowa's forty-third state house district is represented by Republican Representative Chris Hagenow.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 30,339 civilians reside within Iowa's forty-third 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. Kim Robinson defeated Nicholas Dreeszen in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Chris Hagenow was unopposed in the Republican primary. Robinson faced Hagenow in the general election.[5][6] Incumbent Hagenow defeated Robinson in the general election.[7]

Iowa House of Representatives District 43, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Hagenow Incumbent 56.2% 7,598
     Democratic Kim Robinson 43.8% 5,916
Total Votes 13,514


Iowa House of Representatives, District 43 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKim Robinson 76.1% 277
Nicholas Dreeszen 23.9% 87
Total Votes 364

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 Chris Hagenow (R) defeated Susan Judkins (D) in the general election. Neither candidate faced opposition in their primary.[8][9]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 42, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Hagenow Incumbent 50.1% 8,741
     Democratic Susan Judkins 49.9% 8,719
Total Votes 17,460

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Iowa State House District 43 have raised a total of $1,307,630. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $100,587 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Iowa State House District 43
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $373,089 2 $186,545
2010 $511,318 2 $255,659
2008 $99,276 2 $49,638
2006 $32,804 1 $32,804
2004 $36,780 1 $36,780
2002 $113,232 2 $56,616
2000 $141,131 3 $47,044
Total $1,307,630 13 $100,587

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