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CARLIN WINS SPECIAL ELECTION (WE ARE NOT DONE YET)

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On December 12, voters in Plymouth and Woodbury Counties chose a new State Senator.

Rep. Jim Carlin (R-Sioux City) was elected to the Iowa Senate, replacing Sen. Bill Anderson, who left to take a new job in Cherokee County.  Rep. Carlin, who defeated Le Mars Democrat Todd Wendt by 603 votes in this heavily Republican district, has served one year in the Iowa House of Representatives.  

Rep. Carlin will need to resign from his House seat before being sworn in as a State Senator.  Once he does this, the Governor will call another special election to fill his House seat (House District 6).  With the holidays and session approaching, the special election may not be called until February.

The upcoming House special election will be the 6th in a year, a pace that has made it nearly impossible to keep our Guide to the Iowa Legislature updated.  It's not just the special elections, but the changes in committees and changes in leadership 

that follow.  We continue to update it as we get new information.

You can find the most current version (dated 12/13/17) of the 2018 Guide to the Iowa Legislature here.  Once committee assignments are confirmed, we will be printing and mailing the Guide to all of you that are on our email or mailing list.  If you know of someone that would like a free copy of this great advocacy resource, email us and ask to be added to the infoNET list (call 866-432-2846 or email us at www.idaction.org/contact_us/).