Two new candidates enter 2012 Iowa House District 64 race

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September 15, 2011

Rep. Janet Petersen

DES MOINES, Iowa: On April 15, House District 64 incumbent Janet Petersen (D) announced that she will not seek re-election in 2012, rather, she will run for a seat in the state senate.[1] In the five months since the seat became available, two candidates have announced their intent to run, both in the last three days.

Des Moines Democrats Cara Kennedy-Ode and William Rock are the first to throw their hat into the 2012 District 64 ring, announcing their candidacies on September 13 and 14, respectively.[2][3]

Petersen has served 10 years in the Iowa House of Representatives, currently in her 5th term. Iowa Representatives are not subject to term limits.

Iowa House of Representatives partisan breakdown

Party As of December 2014
     Democratic Party 47
     Republican Party 52
     Vacancy 1
Total 100


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