Iowa House of Representatives District 47

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Iowa House of Representatives District 47
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Current incumbentChip Baltimore Republican Party
Population54,425
Ethnicity1.4% Black, 1.8% Hispanic
Voting age70.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Iowa's forty-seventh state house district is represented by Republican Representative Chip Baltimore.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 54,425 civilians reside within Iowa's forty-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. Hans Erickson defeated Mark J. Trueblood in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Chip Baltimore was unopposed in the Republican primary. Erickson faced Baltimore in the general election.[5][6] Incumbent Baltimore defeated Erickson in the general election.[7]

Iowa House of Representatives District 47, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChip Baltimore Incumbent 62.1% 7,178
     Democratic Hans Erickson 37.9% 4,386
Total Votes 11,564


Iowa House of Representatives, District 47 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngHans Erickson 56.5% 175
Mark J. Trueblood 43.5% 135
Total Votes 310

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 Chip Baltimore (R) defeated Donovan Olson (D) in the general election. Neither candidate faced opposition in their primary.[8][9]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 47, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChip Baltimore Incumbent 52.4% 8,133
     Democratic Donovan Olson 47.6% 7,377
Total Votes 15,510

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Iowa State House District 47 have raised a total of $685,607. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $45,707 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Iowa State House District 47
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $326,697 2 $163,349
2010 $31,001 2 $15,501
2008 $44,362 2 $22,181
2006 $108,787 2 $54,394
2004 $48,066 3 $16,022
2002 $55,527 2 $27,764
2000 $71,167 2 $35,584
Total $685,607 15 $45,707

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