Gov. Branstad sets Special Election for November 8th

September 16, 2011

Special Election to fill balance of former Sen. Swati Dandekar’s Senate term

Gov. Terry E. Branstad today set a Special Election date of November 8, 2011 to fill Senate District 18. The seat became vacant today after Senator Swati Dandekar resigned from her Senate seat to serve on the Iowa Utilities Board. Gov. Branstad had five days to choose a date for the election. The Special Election will coincide with city elections. For more information, please visit