Iowa Senate District 25
Iowa Senate District 25

(Des Moines, IA) Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds set the date for a special election in Iowa Senate District 25 for Tuesday, April 10, 2018. This follows the resignation of former Iowa Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix (R-Shell Rock).

Iowa Senate District 25 that consists of the eastern two-thirds of Butler, Grundy, Hardin, and eastern Story Counties (comprised of Iowa House Districts 49 and 50).

Since the Iowa Legislature is currently in session the 40-day notice for a special election required in the Iowa Code is waived. According to Iowa Code 69.14, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds only has to give an 18-day notice to fill Dix’s seat. It also has to be held on a Tuesday.

Below is the text of Governor Reynolds’ proclamation.

SPECIAL ELECTION PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS,      The Office of State Senator for the twenty-fifth (25th) State Senatorial District of the Iowa General Assembly, consisting of the forty-ninth (49th) and fiftieth (50th) state representative districts, has become vacant by the reason of the resignation of Iowa State Senator Bill Dix, whose resignation was effective as of March 12, 2018.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kim Reynolds, 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 TENTH (10TH) DAY OF APRIL, 2018, A.D.

WHEREFORE, all electors within said twenty-fifth (25th) State Senatorial District will take due notice and the County Commissioners of Elections of said counties will take official notice as provided in Iowa Code § 39.6.

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 15TH DAY OF MARCH IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD TWO THOUSAND EIGHTEEN.

 

____________________________________

            KIM REYNOLDS

            GOVERNOR OF IOWA

 

ATTEST:

 

_________________________________

PAUL D. PATE

SECRETARY OF STATE

 

Update: Former State Representative Annette Sweeney (R-Alden) who lost a primary to State Representative Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford) when the two were placed in the same House District after redistricting in 2012 announced that she is running in Iowa Senate District 25 in the special election and in the June primary.

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