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Iowa House of Representatives District 50

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Iowa House of Representatives District 50
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Current incumbentPat Grassley Republican Party
Population25,121
Ethnicity0.3% Black, 1% Hispanic[1]
Voting age77.5% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Iowa's fiftieth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Pat Grassley.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 25,121 civilians reside within Iowa's fiftieth 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. Doris Fritz was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Pat Grassley was unopposed in the Republican primary. Fritz faced Grassley in the general election.[6][7][8] Incumbent Grassley defeated Fritz in the general election, and will maintain his seat.[9]

Iowa House of Representatives District 50, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPat Grassley Incumbent 73.8% 8,931
     Democratic Doris Fritz 26.2% 3,164
Total Votes 12,095

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 Pat Grassley (R) was unopposed in the general election and defeated incumbent Annette Sweeney in the Republican primary.[10][11]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 50 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPat Grassley Incumbent 61.2% 2,506
Annette Sweeney Incumbent 38.8% 1,588
Total Votes 4,094

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Iowa State House District 50 have raised a total of $586,712. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $39,114 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Iowa State House District 50
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $351,892 2 $175,946
2010 $18,256 1 $18,256
2008 $36,590 3 $12,197
2006 $104,575 2 $52,288
2004 $7,668 1 $7,668
2002 $50,183 4 $12,546
2000 $17,548 2 $8,774
Total $586,712 15 $39,114

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