Iowa House of Representatives District 59
|Iowa House of Representatives District 59|
|Current incumbent||Bob Kressig|
|Ethnicity||3% Black, 5.8% Hispanic|
|Voting age||77.2% age 18 and over|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
As of the 2010 census, a total of 29,055 civilians reside within Iowa's fifty-ninth state house district. Iowa state representatives represent an average of 30,464 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 29,293 residents.
About the chamber
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."
- 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.
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.
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 Bob Kressig (D) defeated James R. Kenyon (R) in the general election and was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Kenyon defeated Howard W. Lyon, Jr. in the Republican primary.
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 59, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Bob Kressig Incumbent||57%||8,762|
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 59 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Howard Lyon, Jr.||27.3%||219|
Since 2000, candidates for Iowa State House District 59 have raised a total of $1,186,387. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $74,149 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.
|Campaign contributions, Iowa State House District 59|
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- publicmapping.org, "Iowa 2010 Census Selected Statistics," accessed October 16, 2013
- "Iowa Constitution," accessed December 16, 2013
- NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
- Iowa General Assembly, "Iowa Election Law," accessed December 16, 2013(Referenced Statute 69.14)]
- "Iowa Secretary of State - Official Primary Election Results," accessed October 16, 2013
- "Iowa Secretary of State - Official General Election Results," accessed October 16, 2013
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