Iowa State Senate District 35

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Iowa State Senate District 35
Current incumbentWally Horn Democratic Party
Ethnicity1.6% Black, 1.9% Hispanic[1]
Voting age72.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 6, 2018
Iowa's thirty-fifth state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Wally Horn.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 92,402 civilians reside within Iowa's thirty-fifth 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, 2014

Elections for the office of Iowa State Senate 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 Wally E. Horn defeated Lance Lefebure in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[6][7][8]

Iowa State Senate, District 35 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWally Horn Incumbent 64.9% 1,644
Lance Lefebure 35.1% 891
Total Votes 2,535


See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2010

Elections for the office of Iowa State Senate consisted of a primary election on June 8, 2010, and a general election on November 2, 2010. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 19, 2010. Incumbent Larry Noble (R) was unopposed in both the general election and Republican primary.[9][10]

Iowa State Senate, District 35, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Noble Incumbent 100% 27,563
Total Votes 27,563

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Iowa State Senate District 35 have raised a total of $1,074,739. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $119,415 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Iowa State Senate District 35
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $0 1 $0
2010 $52,064 1 $52,064
2008 $16,637 1 $16,637
2006 $556,831 3 $185,610
2004 $378,645 1 $378,645
2002 $57,170 1 $57,170
2000 $13,392 1 $13,392
Total $1,074,739 9 $119,415
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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