Iowa House of Representatives District 60

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Iowa House of Representatives District 60
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Current incumbentWalt Rogers Republican Party
Population31,581
Ethnicity3.2% Black, 4.6% Hispanic
Voting age75.5% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Iowa's sixtieth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Walt Rogers.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 31,581 civilians reside within Iowa's sixtieth 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 will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Karyn Finn was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Walt Rogers defeated Jason Welch in the Republican primary. Finn will face Rogers in the general election.[5][6]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 60 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWalt Rogers Incumbent 78.8% 1,256
Jason Welch 21.2% 338
Total Votes 1,594

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 Walt Rogers (R) defeated Bob Greenwood (D) in the general election. Neither candidate faced opposition in their primary.[7][8]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 59, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWalt Rogers Incumbent 51.9% 8,966
     Democratic Bob Greenwood 48.1% 8,298
Total Votes 17,264

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Iowa State House District 60 have raised a total of $660,568. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $50,813 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Iowa State House District 60
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $277,491 2 $138,746
2010 $114,964 2 $57,482
2008 $75,476 3 $25,159
2006 $57,574 2 $28,787
2004 $39,828 1 $39,828
2002 $28,809 1 $28,809
2000 $66,426 2 $33,213
Total $660,568 13 $50,813

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