Gov. Terry E. Branstad today signed a proclamation directing a special election be held on Jan. 7, 2014, for Iowa House District 25, which is being vacated by Rep. Julian Garrett following his election to the Iowa Senate last week.

The proclamation’s language is as follows:

WHEREAS,   The Office of State Representative from the 25th Representative District, consisting of the following areas:

a. The city of Bevington.

b. Madison county.

c. In Warren county:

i. The cities of Milo and Norwalk.

ii. Jackson, Otter, Squaw, Virginia, and White Oak townships, and that portion of Linn township not contained in the forty-second representative district.

Has become vacant by the reason of the resignation of Representative Julian B. Garrett.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terry E. Branstad, Governor of the State of Iowa, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the law do hereby proclaim and direct that a special election to fill said vacancy shall be held within said District on

TUESDAY, THE 7TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2014, A.D.

WHEREFORE, all electors within said 25th Representative District will take due notice and the County Commissioners of Elections of said counties will take official notice as provided in Iowa Code section 39.6, 2013.

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