Senate District 37
Registration: D 14414, R 9882, N 12548, total 36903, D +4532
Incumbent: Bob Dvorsky, D-Coralville; holdover seat
new seat goes east, picking up all of Cedar County and the city of
Wilton in Muscatine County, all of which had been in Muscatine
Republican Jim Hahn's territory. But the core has always been
Coralville. Though this remains maybe a 60% Johnson County district, the
addition of swingy Cedar and heavily Republican Wilton costs Dvorsky
nearly 2,500 registered Democrats. But with a still solid margin he can
Republicans last bothered opposing Dvorsky in 2002; he beat a Libertarian in 2010.
House District 73
Registration: D 6317, R 5701, N 7093, total 19131, D +616
Open seat; Jeff Kaufmann, R-Wilton, retiring
saw an opportunity here as soon as the map came out, when Kaufmann lost
northern Muscatine County and gained a much bigger chunk of Johnson,
including solidly Democratic Solon.
This led to a relatively
contentious primary between David Johnson, who served a term on the West
Branch city council, and Dick Schwab of the Solon school board. Some of
it was Johnson vs. Cedar, some of it was personalities, some of it was
local zoning issues in which Schwab was involved. Or maybe it just seemed more contentious because it was in my backyard.
his Cedar base (and the fragment of Muscatine County), but Schwab won
Johnson County by three to one. And even though the district is about 60-30 Cedar-Johnson,
the Johnson County portion saw more total voters thanks to an even more
contentious courthouse race. The district-wide score: Schwab 58,
Meanwhile, on the Republican side, Jeff Kaufmann
announced after months of rumors and just days before the filing
deadline that he was stepping down and running for a job back home on
the Cedar County Board of Supervisors. County party conventions were the
next day and two Kaufmanns made the rounds as son Bobby Kaufmann announced his candidacy.
seat is the #36 most Democratic seat, one of the best in Republican
hands. If the Democrats have a serious shot at winning the House, they
need this one.
July 19 Campaign Finance Report: Kaufmann for State House, Schwab for House Schwab raised $14,253 post-primary and has $9,459.33 on hand. Kaufmann has $10,981.17 in the bank.
House District 74
Registration: D 8097, R 4181, N 5455, total 17772, D +3916
Incumbent: Dave Jacoby, D-Coralville
Draws Itself math means Coralville stays in one piece and dominates
whatever House district it's in. Jacoby loses high-growth North Liberty
and Tiffin and adds one Iowa City precinct to the two he had.
last opposed Jacoby when the seat was open in a summer 2003 special,
which Dave won with 71%. Last cycle, Jacoby had handled a bizarre
labor-backed primary challenge (the opponent dropped out after the
withdrawal deadline, then at the last minute hinted at dropping back
in), winning 88% to 12%. He then beat a Libertarian 80-20 in the fall.
July 19 Campaign Finance Report: Jacoby for House
Senate District 37, House District 73 & 74: District of the Day 1 - 6/14/2011 | District of the Day 2 - 3/17/2012