Iowa House District 37 special election: Here’s who’s running

Andrea Phillips

Democrats and Republicans have selected their candidates for a special Iowa House election.

The election for House District 37 will be held Sept. 14. The district includes Ankeny, Alleman and part of rural Polk County. The seat was left vacant after Rep. John Landon, a Republican, died July 29

Both political parties nominated their candidates, Andrea Phillips and Mike Bousselot, at special nominating conventions. As of Monday afternoon, they were the only two candidates to qualify for the ballot. The filing deadline for candidates to appear on the ballot is Friday, Aug. 20 at 5 p.m.

The outcome of the election will not change the overall balance of power in the Iowa House, where Republicans hold a 59-41 majority.

The winner will serve the remainder of Landon’s term, which runs through 2022. The seat will come up for election again next year, although the district’s boundaries are likely to change after lawmakers complete the once-a-decade redistricting process, resulting in new state legislative and congressional maps.

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