Special election for Iowa State House District 37 to be held Sept. 14

The special general election for Iowa State House District 37 is scheduled for Sept. 14. There are currently two candidates competing for the seat. Andrea Phillips was selected in the Democratic convention, and Mike Bousselot was chosen in the Republican convention. As of Aug. 20, no third party or independent candidates had filed. 

The seat became vacant on July 29 after John Landon (R) died.

The Sept. 14 election will mark the second state legislative special election in Iowa in 2021. Iowa State Senate District 41 was filled via special election on January 26 after Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R) was elected to the U.S. House. Adrian Dickey (R) won the seat.

As of August 2021, 51 state legislative special elections have been scheduled for 2021 in 18 states. Between 2011 and 2020, an average of 75 special elections took place each year.

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