Iowa State Senate District 39

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Iowa State Senate District 39
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Current incumbentSandra Greiner Republican Party
Population62,131
Ethnicity4.5% Black, 4.6% Hispanic
Voting age86.4% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Iowa's thirty-ninth state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Sandra Greiner.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 62,131 civilians reside within Iowa's thirty-ninth state senate district.[1] 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."[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 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.[4]

Elections

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. Incumbent Joe Bolkcom (D) was unopposed in both the general election and Democratic primary.[5][6]

Iowa State Senate, District 39, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Bolkcom Incumbent 100% 19,485
Total Votes 19,485

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Iowa State Senate District 39 have raised a total of $319,321. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $39,915 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Iowa State Senate District 39
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $22,508 1 $22,508
2010 $41,325 1 $41,325
2008 $39,320 1 $39,320
2006 $74,527 2 $37,264
2004 $45,135 1 $45,135
2002 $53,876 1 $53,876
2000 $42,630 1 $42,630
Total $319,321 8 $39,915
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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