On Tuesday evening, Eric Giddens, a Democrat and member of the Cedar Falls School Board, defeated former State Representative Walt Rogers (R-Cedar Falls) in a special election in Iowa Senate District 30. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds called a special election after former State Senator Jeff Danielson (D-Cedar Falls) resigned the seat.
The unofficial results from the Black Hawk County Auditor’s office:
- Eric Giddens (D): 7,610 (56.8%)
- Walt Rogers (R): 5,631 (42.0%)
- Fred Perryman (L): 143 (1.0%)
Giddens edged out Amy Petersen, a professor of special education at the University of Northern Iowa; Tom Ralston, a John Deere employee who was elected president of UAW Local 838; and Sasha Wohlpart, a member of the Cedar Falls School Board for the Democrat nomination during a special nominating convention.
Rogers was the only Republican to seek the nomination in the
Fred Perryman filed as the Libertarian Party candidate.
As of March 1st, Democrats held a 812 registered voter advantage over Republicans.