Iowa State Senate District 6

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Iowa State Senate District 6
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Current incumbentMark Segebart Republican Party
Population55,559
Ethnicity0.5% Black, 3.1% Hispanic
Voting age77.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Iowa's sixth state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Mark Segebart.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 55,559 civilians reside within Iowa's sixth 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

2012

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. Mark Segebart (R) defeated Mary C. Bruner (D) in the general election. Bruner was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Segebart defeated Adam Schweers and Matthew Biede in the Republican primary.[5][6]

Iowa State Senate, District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Segebart 57.1% 16,023
     Democratic Mary Bruner 42.9% 12,058
Total Votes 28,081
Iowa State Senate, District 6 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Segebart 47% 1,273
Adam Schweers 40% 1,082
Matthew Biede 13% 352
Total Votes 2,707

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Iowa State Senate District 6 have raised a total of $579,936. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $48,328 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Iowa State Senate District 6
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $90,990 2 $45,495
2010 $33,818 2 $16,909
2008 $28,548 1 $28,548
2006 $39,302 1 $39,302
2004 $249,013 2 $124,507
2002 $124,594 3 $41,531
2000 $13,671 1 $13,671
Total $579,936 12 $48,328

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