Stan Gustafson (R-Cumming), age 71, beat Pam Deichman (D-Winterset), age 59, handily 69% (1619 votes) to 30% (695 votes) in today’s special election in Iowa House District 25.
Gustafson won the Republican nomination during a special nominating convention on December 2.. Democrats picked Deichmann during a special nominating convention on December 9. The special election followed the resignation of State Representative Julian Garrett who won the special election in Iowa Senate District 13.
Iowa House District 25 includes Madison County, the cities of Bevington, Milo and Norwalk, plus Jackson, Otter, Squaw, Virginia and White Oak townships in Warren County. It also covers all of Linn Township that is south of Cumming.
Iowa GOP Chairman A.J. Spiker issued a formal congratulatory statement to newly elected State Representative Stan Gustafson. "I’m pleased to congratulate Stan Gustafson on his decisive victory and welcome him as the incoming State Representative for District 25," said Spiker. "Mr. Gustafson worked hard, talked with voters and the results overwhelmingly showed that Iowans in HD 25 wanted a leader who wants less government and more freedom."