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SCOTT COUNTY SENATOR DIES: Special Election Set for December 27

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Senator Joe Seng died on September 16 after a long battle with brain cancer. Dr. Seng was a well-known veterinarian who represented Davenport and the Southern part of Scott County along the Mississippi River as a Senator since 2002.  Before that he served for two years in the Iowa House of Representatives.  Dr. Seng chaired the Senate Agriculture Committee for most of his legislative career, and was a music lover, often seen at fundraisers and legislative events playing the piano or his accordian.

Dr. Seng was in the middle of his four-year Senate term, and was not up for re-election this year.  Since ballots are being printed now for the November election, the Governor called a special election for Tuesday, December 27.  We do not yet know who will run for this seat, so stay tuned for more information if you live in this area.