|Iowa House of Representatives District 40|
|January 14, 2013 - Present|
|January 8, 2017|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
Forbes's professional experience includes owning and operating a Medicap Pharmacy.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Forbes served on the following committees:
|Iowa Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Local Government|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Forbes served on the following committees:
|Iowa Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Local Government|
|• Ways and Means|
Forbes' website highlighted the following campaign themes:
|“||My focus in the Iowa legislature is on job creation, the environment, access to healthcare - including mental health services, quality education and veterans affairs.||”|
Elections for the office of Iowa House of Representatives 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 John Forbes was unopposed in the Democratic primary and faced Ronda Bern (R) in the general election. Bern filed to run on July 1, 2014. Incumbent Forbes defeated Bern in the general election.
|Iowa House of Representatives District 40, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||John Forbes Incumbent||55.5%||7,219|
Forbes ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 40. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012, and defeated Mike Brown (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Lance Horbach (R) did not seek re-election.
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 40, General Election, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Forbes is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Forbes raised a total of $130,321 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.
|John Forbes's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Iowa State House, District 40||$130,321|
|Grand Total Raised||$130,321|
2012Forbes won election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Forbes raised a total of $130,321.
|Iowa House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to John Forbes's campaign in 2012|
|Iowa Democratic Party||$66,880|
|Iowa Pharmacy Association||$3,000|
|Associated General Contractors of Iowa||$3,000|
|Food & Commercial Workers District 431||$3,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$130,321|
|Source: Follow the Money|
Forbes and his wife, Cindy, have two children.
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- Campaign contributions: 2012
- forbes4iowahouse.com, "Official Campaign Website," accessed April 8, 2014
- forbes4iowahouse.com, "Issues," accessed September 26, 2014
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- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official primary election candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 30, 2014
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official general election candidate list," accessed July 7, 2014
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official general election results," accessed December 1, 2014
- Iowa Secretary of State, "Official Primary Results," accessed October 1, 2014
- Iowa Department of Elections, "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed April 23, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "Forbes, John," accessed September 19, 2013
Lance Horbach (R)
|Iowa House of Representatives District 40
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