Iowa House of Representatives District 99

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Iowa House of Representatives District 99
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Current incumbentPatrick Murphy Democratic Party
Population29,553
Ethnicity2.5% Black, 6.8% Hispanic
Voting age76.8% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Iowa's ninety-ninth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Patrick Murphy.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 29,553 civilians reside within Iowa's ninety-ninth 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. Abby Finkenauer defeated Steve Drahozal in the Democratic primary and will face Daniel Dlouhy (R), who filed to run on July 31, 2014, in the general election.[5][6]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 99 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAbby Finkenauer 57.8% 1,269
Steve Drahozal 42.2% 926
Total Votes 2,195

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 Patrick Murphy (D) defeated Paul Kern (R) in the general election.[7][8]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 99, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Murphy Incumbent 59.7% 10,098
     Republican Paul Kern 40.3% 6,822
Total Votes 16,920

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Iowa State House District 99 have raised a total of $897,773. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $69,059 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Iowa State House District 99
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $135,974 2 $67,987
2010 $305,018 2 $152,509
2008 $171,828 2 $85,914
2006 $119,229 2 $59,615
2004 $100,834 2 $50,417
2002 $58,171 2 $29,086
2000 $6,719 1 $6,719
Total $897,773 13 $69,059

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