Iowa House of Representatives District 73

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Iowa House of Representatives District 73
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Current incumbentBobby Kaufmann Republican Party
Population32,505
Ethnicity0.3% Black, 1.1% Hispanic[1]
Voting age73.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Iowa's seventy-third state house district is represented by Republican Representative Bobby Kaufmann.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 32,505 civilians reside within Iowa's seventy-third 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. David Johnson defeated Dennis Boedeker in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Bobby Kaufmann was unopposed in the Republican primary. Johnson faced Kaufmann in the general election.[6][7] Incumbent Kaufmann defeated Johnson in the general election.[8]

Iowa House of Representatives District 73, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBobby Kaufmann Incumbent 67.7% 8,448
     Democratic David Johnson 32.3% 4,035
Total Votes 12,483


Iowa House of Representatives, District 73 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Johnson 51.5% 550
Dennis Boedeker 48.5% 517
Total Votes 1,067

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. Bobby Kaufmann (R) defeated Dick Schwab (D) in the general election and was unopposed in the Republican primary. Schwab defeated David Johnson in the Democratic primary.[9][10]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 73, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBobby Kaufmann 56.4% 9,068
     Democratic Dick Schwab 43.6% 7,016
Total Votes 16,084
Iowa House of Representatives, District 73 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDick Schwab 57.3% 780
David Johnson 42.7% 582
Total Votes 1,362

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Iowa State House District 73 have raised a total of $619,508. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $32,606 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Iowa State House District 73
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $345,768 3 $115,256
2010 $44,447 4 $11,112
2008 $66,662 2 $33,331
2006 $45,604 3 $15,201
2004 $44,137 2 $22,069
2002 $51,380 3 $17,127
2000 $21,510 2 $10,755
Total $619,508 19 $32,606

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