Senate District 32
Registration: D 10523, R 11052, N 16460, total 38054, R +529
Incumbent: Brian Schoenjahn, D-Arlington
Good news all around for Democrats in this area, as Republicans come up short on recruiting.
was first elected in 2004 with 53% in an open seat race when two term
Republican Kitty Rehberg stepped down. He scored an easy 2008 re-elect
The new district shifts west, entirely out of Clayton
and Delaware. Schoenjahn instead picks up all of Bremer County. Most of
Buchanan remains, except four townships and the city of Rowley. He keeps
parts of Fayette and Black Hawk but the lines change significantly.
old district 12 had a good Map Day Democratic registration edge of
1,269. But surprisingly, Republicans were slow to recruit a candidate.
Independence farmer Elliott Henderson jumped in at the filing deadline.
July 19 Campaign Finance Report: Henderson for State Senate, Citizens for Schoenjahn The incumbent has an incumbent-size $22,151.31 in the bank' Henderson has a Some Dudeish $416.17.
House District 63
Registration: D 4765, R 6380, N 8597, total 19752, R +1615
decade, Bremer County was split between two House districts, but it was
united in Senate District 9, which changed hands twice. Republican Bob
Brunkhorst moved over from the House in 2002 (barely winning the
primary) In 2006, Democrat Bill Heckroth won a hard-fought open seat
race with 53%.
Heckroth was targeted in a big, big way by the Republicans in 2010 and succcumbed to Bill Dix, 58-42.
you could hardly draw a better seat in this area for Heckroth
personally, even though the numbers are challenging. And Bill won on
even tougher turf in 2006. An undivided Bremer County makes up 80% of
the population. Almost all the north Black Hawk section was in the old
Senate seat, too.
Republican home schooler Sandy Salmon, of Janesville finished third in a three way 2010 House primary and is trying again.
July 19 Campaign Finance Report: Friends of Sandy Salmon, Heckroth For Iowa Salmon is a bit ahead with $8,218.74 on hand to Heckroth's $7,678.01.
House District 64
Registration: D 5758, R 4672, N 7863, total 18302, D +1086
Open seat; Dan Rasmussen, R-Independence, retiring
last minute announcement here, as Rasmussen sent word the day before
filing deadline that he was not seeking re-election. The replacement
Republican was ready the next day: Jim Givant of Oelwein, whose business
is "Medical billing, revenue recovery and payment choices." Democrats
are running Oelwein city council member Bruce Bearinger in this
The seat keeps almost all of Buchanan County
except four small rural townships and Rowley in the southeast. The new
district goes north into southern Fayette County, taking in Oelwein,
Arlington, Maynard, Westgate and Randalia. It stops south of Fayette and
July 19 Campaign Finance Report: Bearinger for House had $3,095.36 on hand, and Givant - get this - did not report. We know he started late, but less than $750 from March to July?
Senate District 32, House District 63 & 64: District of the Day 1 - 6/07/2011 | District of the Day 2 - 3/16/2012