John Forbes

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John Forbes
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Iowa House of Representatives District 40
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionPharmacist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John Forbes is a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 40 since 2013.

Forbes has owned and operated a Medicap Pharmacy in Urbandale for 32 years.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Forbes served on the following committees:

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Commerce
Local Government
Transportation
Ways and Means

Issues

Campaign Themes

Forbes' website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Coalition Building

  • Excerpt:"Restoring partnership and civility"

Economic Development

  • Excerpt:"Business improvement and job expansion"

Fiscal Responsibility

  • Excerpt:"Service excellence within our financial means"

Health Care

  • Excerpt:"Quality medical care with judicious accountability"

Education

  • Excerpt:"Student, teacher and parent partnership for 21st century achievement"

Conservation

  • Excerpt:"Protecting our shared natural heritage"

Elections

2012

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[2][3]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 40, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Forbes 53.1% 9,113
     Republican Mike Brown 46.9% 8,044
Total Votes 17,157

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

Personal

Forbes and his wife Cindy have two children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lance Horbach (R)
Iowa House of Representatives District 40
2013–present
Succeeded by
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