Iowa state legislative districts

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There are a total of 150 seats in the Iowa State Legislature. 125 seats, 25 of the Iowa State Senate and all 100 of the Iowa House of Representatives, are up for election every two years.

Chambers

Senate

The Iowa State Senate is the upper house in the Iowa General Assembly. It consists of 50 members, each representing a district with about 59,500 residents. The districts are identified by a number. The senators serve four-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Half of the senate is up for re-election every two years. Each member represents an average of 60,927 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[1] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 58,586 residents.[2]

House

The Iowa House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the Iowa State Legislature. It has 100 elected representatives, representing 100 disricts and meets at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. There are no term limits and representatives are elected to two year terms. Elections are held in even-number years. Each member represents an average of 30,464 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 29,293 residents.[4]

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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."[5]

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.[6]

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.[7]

Districts

These are links to every district in the Iowa State Senate.

Iowa State Senate District 1
Iowa State Senate District 2
Iowa State Senate District 3
Iowa State Senate District 4
Iowa State Senate District 5
Iowa State Senate District 6
Iowa State Senate District 7
Iowa State Senate District 8
Iowa State Senate District 9
Iowa State Senate District 10
Iowa State Senate District 11
Iowa State Senate District 12
Iowa State Senate District 13
Iowa State Senate District 14
Iowa State Senate District 15
Iowa State Senate District 16
Iowa State Senate District 17
Iowa State Senate District 18
Iowa State Senate District 19
Iowa State Senate District 20
Iowa State Senate District 21
Iowa State Senate District 22
Iowa State Senate District 23
Iowa State Senate District 24
Iowa State Senate District 25
Iowa State Senate District 26
Iowa State Senate District 27
Iowa State Senate District 28
Iowa State Senate District 29
Iowa State Senate District 30
Iowa State Senate District 31
Iowa State Senate District 32
Iowa State Senate District 33
Iowa State Senate District 34
Iowa State Senate District 35
Iowa State Senate District 36
Iowa State Senate District 37
Iowa State Senate District 38
Iowa State Senate District 39
Iowa State Senate District 40
Iowa State Senate District 41
Iowa State Senate District 42
Iowa State Senate District 43
Iowa State Senate District 44
Iowa State Senate District 45
Iowa State Senate District 46
Iowa State Senate District 47
Iowa State Senate District 48
Iowa State Senate District 49
Iowa State Senate District 50

Qualifications

The Iowa Constitution states, "No person shall be a member of the house of representatives who shall not have attained the age of twenty-one years, be a citizen of the United States, and shall have been an inhabitant of this state one year next preceding his election, and at the time of his election shall have had an actual residence of sixty days in the county, or district he may have been chosen to represent."[8]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

The Governor is required within five days of a vacancy in the House to call for a special election. If the vacancy happens in session, the Governor must call for an election as soon as possible with a minimum 18 day notice. All other special elections require a 45 day notice as long the election does not happen on the same day of a school election.[9]

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.[10]

Districts

These are links to every district in the Iowa House of Representatives.

Iowa House of Representatives District 1
Iowa House of Representatives District 2
Iowa House of Representatives District 3
Iowa House of Representatives District 4
Iowa House of Representatives District 5
Iowa House of Representatives District 6
Iowa House of Representatives District 7
Iowa House of Representatives District 8
Iowa House of Representatives District 9
Iowa House of Representatives District 10
Iowa House of Representatives District 11
Iowa House of Representatives District 12
Iowa House of Representatives District 13
Iowa House of Representatives District 14
Iowa House of Representatives District 15
Iowa House of Representatives District 16
Iowa House of Representatives District 17
Iowa House of Representatives District 18
Iowa House of Representatives District 19
Iowa House of Representatives District 20
Iowa House of Representatives District 21
Iowa House of Representatives District 22
Iowa House of Representatives District 23
Iowa House of Representatives District 24
Iowa House of Representatives District 25
Iowa House of Representatives District 26
Iowa House of Representatives District 27
Iowa House of Representatives District 28
Iowa House of Representatives District 29
Iowa House of Representatives District 30
Iowa House of Representatives District 31
Iowa House of Representatives District 32
Iowa House of Representatives District 33
Iowa House of Representatives District 34
Iowa House of Representatives District 35
Iowa House of Representatives District 36
Iowa House of Representatives District 37
Iowa House of Representatives District 38
Iowa House of Representatives District 39
Iowa House of Representatives District 40
Iowa House of Representatives District 41
Iowa House of Representatives District 42
Iowa House of Representatives District 43
Iowa House of Representatives District 44
Iowa House of Representatives District 45
Iowa House of Representatives District 46
Iowa House of Representatives District 47
Iowa House of Representatives District 48
Iowa House of Representatives District 49
Iowa House of Representatives District 50
Iowa House of Representatives District 51
Iowa House of Representatives District 52
Iowa House of Representatives District 53
Iowa House of Representatives District 54
Iowa House of Representatives District 55
Iowa House of Representatives District 56
Iowa House of Representatives District 57
Iowa House of Representatives District 58
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Iowa House of Representatives District 61
Iowa House of Representatives District 62
Iowa House of Representatives District 63
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Iowa House of Representatives District 65
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Iowa House of Representatives District 70
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Iowa House of Representatives District 75
Iowa House of Representatives District 76
Iowa House of Representatives District 77
Iowa House of Representatives District 78
Iowa House of Representatives District 79
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Iowa House of Representatives District 82
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Iowa House of Representatives District 89
Iowa House of Representatives District 90
Iowa House of Representatives District 91
Iowa House of Representatives District 92
Iowa House of Representatives District 93
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Iowa House of Representatives District 95
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Iowa House of Representatives District 99
Iowa House of Representatives District 100


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