Photo credit: Tony Fischer
Photo credit: Tony Fischer
Photo credit: Tony Fischer

(Des Moines, IA) Gov. Terry Branstad yesterday signed a proclamation directing a special election to be held on Jan. 6, 2015, for Iowa House District 4, following the passing of State Rep. Dwayne Alons.

House District 4 is in Sioux County and includes the cities of Sioux Center, Orange City, Rock Valley, Hull, Hawarden, Alton, Maurice, Granville, Ireton and Chatsworth.

Iowa Code 69.14 outlines the authority given to the governor to set a special election. The proclamation ordering the special election can be read below and the signed proclamation can be found here.

WHEREAS,      The Office of State Representative from the fourth representative District, consisting of the following areas in Sioux county:  Buncombe, Capel, Center, Eagle, East Orange, Garfield, Holland, Lincoln, Logan, Nassau, Plato, Reading, Rock, Settlers, Sherman, Sioux, Washington, Welcome, and West Branch townships has become vacant by the reason of the death of Dwayne Alons.

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 6th DAY OF JANUARY 2015, A.D.

WHEREFORE, all electors within said fourth 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, 2014.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I HAVE HERE­UNTO SUBSCRIBED MY NAME AND CAUSED THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF IOWA TO BE AFFIXED.  DONE AT DES MOINES THIS 2nd DAY OF DECEMBER IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN.

 ___________________________

TERRY E. BRANSTAD

GOVERNOR OF IOWA

ATTEST:

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MATT SCHULTZ

SECRETARY OF STATE

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