Special election set for open state House seat

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad says a special election will be held Oct. 22 to fill a vacant state House seat.

Branstad announced the plan Friday. Voters will pick a new representative for House District 33, which covers part of Polk County. The seat will be open because Democratic Rep. Kevin McCarthy is resigning.

McCarthy — who also serves as the House Democratic leader — announced last week that he would resign from elected office to take a position with the state attorney general’s office.

McCarthy’s final day in office will be Aug. 15.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s