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Iowa State Senate District 37

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Iowa State Senate District 37
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Current incumbentRobert Dvorsky Democratic Party
Population66,229
Ethnicity0.5% Black, 1.3% Hispanic[1]
Voting age73.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 6, 2018
Iowa's thirty-seventh state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Robert Dvorsky.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 66,229 civilians reside within Iowa's thirty-seventh 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.

Qualifications

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]

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 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]

Elections

2014

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 Robert E. Dvorsky was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[6][7][8][9]

2010

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. Kent Sorenson (R) defeated incumbent Staci Appel (D) in the general election. Neither candidate faced opposition in their primary.[10][11]

Iowa State Senate, District 37, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKent Sorenson Incumbent 59% 16,748
     Democratic Staci Appel 41% 11,646
Total Votes 28,394

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Iowa State Senate District 37 have raised a total of $1,637,301. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $125,946 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Iowa State Senate District 37
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $9,830 1 $9,830
2010 $835,258 2 $417,629
2008 $35,730 1 $35,730
2006 $409,102 3 $136,367
2004 $32,946 1 $32,946
2002 $187,602 4 $46,901
2000 $126,833 1 $126,833
Total $1,637,301 13 $125,946
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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