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Iowa State Senate District 14

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Iowa State Senate District 14
Current incumbentAmy Sinclair Republican Party
Ethnicity3.3% Black, 1.9% Hispanic[1]
Voting age78.5% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Iowa's fourteenth state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Amy Sinclair.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 58,132 civilians reside within Iowa's fourteenth state senate district.[2] Iowa state senators represent an average of 60,927 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 58,586 residents.

About the chamber

Members of the Iowa State Senate serve four-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Half of the senate is up for re-election every two years. Iowa legislators assume office the first day of January after their election.


The Iowa Constitution states, "Senators shall be chosen for the term of four years, at the same time and place as representatives; they shall be twenty-five years of age, and possess the qualifications of representatives as to residence and citizenship."[3]


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]


See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If a vacancy occurs in the senate, the Governor must call for a special election within five days of the vacancy. If the vacancy happens while the Senate is in session, the Governor can call the election to be held as soon as possible. However, a minimum a 18 day notice is required. All other special elections require a 45 day notice as long there are no school elections scheduled on the same day.[5]



See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Iowa State Senate 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. Amy Sinclair (R) defeated Dick Schrad (D) in the general election. Schrad defeated Jason Demichelis in the Democratic primary, while Sinclair defeated Stephanie Jones and Steven Everly in the Republican primary.[6][7]

Iowa State Senate, District 14, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAmy Sinclair 60.9% 17,141
     Democratic Dick Schrad 39.1% 11,011
Total Votes 28,152
Iowa State Senate, District 14 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDick Schrad 67.4% 775
Jason Demichelis 32.6% 375
Total Votes 1,150
Iowa State Senate, District 14 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAmy Sinclair 66.1% 2,652
Steven Everly 27.8% 1,116
Stephanie Jones 6.2% 247
Total Votes 4,015

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Iowa State Senate District 14 have raised a total of $662,678. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $50,975 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Iowa State Senate District 14
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $183,496 2 $91,748
2010 $304,231 3 $101,410
2008 $26,605 2 $13,303
2006 $18,015 2 $9,008
2004 $12,725 1 $12,725
2002 $20,450 1 $20,450
2000 $97,156 2 $48,578
Total $662,678 13 $50,975

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