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Iowa House of Representatives District 88
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Current incumbentThomas Sands Republican Party
Population27,882
Ethnicity5.7% Black, 2.1% Hispanic
Voting age76.4% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Iowa's eighty-eighth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Thomas Sands.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 27,882 civilians reside within Iowa's eighty-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

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. Incumbent Tom Sands was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[5][6][7]

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 Thomas Sands (R) defeated Sara Sedlacek (D) in the general election. Neither candidate faced opposition in their primary.[8][9]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 88, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Sands Incumbent 53.5% 7,548
     Democratic Sara Sedlacek 46.5% 6,550
Total Votes 14,098

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Iowa State House District 88 have raised a total of $469,420. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $46,942 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Iowa State House District 88
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $325,694 2 $162,847
2010 $26,753 2 $13,377
2008 $22,014 1 $22,014
2006 $10,767 1 $10,767
2004 $7,411 1 $7,411
2002 $3,694 1 $3,694
2000 $73,087 2 $36,544
Total $469,420 10 $46,942

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