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Iowa House of Representatives District 68
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Current incumbentDaniel Lundby Democratic Party
Population31,634
Ethnicity8% Black, 8.5% Hispanic
Voting age75% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Iowa's sixty-eighth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Daniel Lundby.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 31,634 civilians reside within Iowa's sixty-eighth 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

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. Daniel Lundby (D) defeated incumbent Nick Wagner (R) in the general election. Neither candidate faced opposition in their primary.[5][6]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 68, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Lundby 50.3% 8,480
     Republican Nick Wagner Incumbent 49.7% 8,363
Total Votes 16,843

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Iowa State House District 68 have raised a total of $351,883. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $19,549 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Iowa State House District 68
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $191,465 2 $95,733
2010 $28,275 2 $14,138
2008 $29,061 2 $14,531
2006 $12,683 1 $12,683
2004 $71,017 7 $10,145
2002 $7,027 1 $7,027
2000 $12,355 3 $4,118
Total $351,883 18 $19,549

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