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Iowa House of Representatives District 80

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Iowa House of Representatives District 80
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Current incumbentLarry Sheets Republican Party
Population29,774
Ethnicity1.7% Black, 10.9% Hispanic[1]
Voting age73.9% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Iowa's eightieth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Larry Sheets.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 29,774 civilians reside within Iowa's eightieth 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. Incumbent Larry Sheets was unopposed in the Republican primary and faced Deb Ballalatak (D) and Jared Godby (I) in the general election after Ballalatak filed to run on August 15, 2014.[6][7][8] Incumbent Sheets defeated both Ballatak and Godby in the general election.[9]

Iowa House of Representatives District 80, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Sheets Incumbent 59.5% 6,241
     Democratic Deb Ballalatak 30.8% 3,232
     Independent Jared Godby 9.7% 1,020
Total Votes 10,493

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. Larry Sheets (R) defeated Joseph Judge (D) in the general election. Neither candidate faced opposition in their primary.[10][11]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 80, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Sheets 50.4% 7,271
     Democratic Joseph Judge 49.6% 7,161
Total Votes 14,432

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Iowa State House District 80 have raised a total of $1,269,796. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $90,700 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Iowa State House District 80
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $203,518 2 $101,759
2010 $301,150 2 $150,575
2008 $124,152 2 $62,076
2006 $266,318 2 $133,159
2004 $267,692 2 $133,846
2002 $15,330 1 $15,330
2000 $91,636 3 $30,545
Total $1,269,796 14 $90,700

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