Gov. Reynolds sets date for Iowa State Senate District 3 special election
Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation Wednesday setting the date for a special election in Iowa State Senate District 3. The special election will be held Tuesday, December 12, 2017, and follows the recent resignation of State Senator Bill Anderson.
State Senate District 3 is comprised of areas in State House Districts 5 and 6.
Iowa Code 69.14 outlines the authority given to the governor to set a special election. The proclamation setting the date of the special election is as follows:
SPECIAL ELECTION PROCLAMATION
WHEREAS, The Office of State Senator from the 3rd State Senatorial District of the Iowa General Assembly, consisting of the following areas:
The third senatorial district consists of the fifth and sixth state representative districts, inclusive of:
- In the fifth state representative district:
- In Plymouth County:
- The cities of Remsen and Kingsley; and
- America, Elgin, Elkhorn, Fredonia, Grant, Hancock, Hungerford, Johnson, Liberty, Lincoln, Marion, Perry, Plymouth, Portland, Preston, Sioux, Stanton, Union, Washington, and Westfield Townships; and
- In Woodbury County, Iowa:
- The cities of Lawton and Correctionville; and
- Arlington, Banner, Grant, Moville, Rutland, Union, West Fork, and Wolf Creek Townships, and that portion of Kedron Township lying outside the corporate limits of the City of Anthon.
- In Plymouth County:
B. In the sixth state representative district in Woodbury County:
1. The City of Sergeant Bluff; and
2. That portion of the City of Sioux City bounded by a line commencing at the point of the East corporate limits of the City of Sioux City intersecting Stone Avenue, then proceeding West along Stone Avenue until it intersects Morningside Avenue, then proceeding Southeasterly along Morningside Avenue until it intersects Peters Avenue, then proceeding West along Peters Avenue until it intersects South Paxton Street, then proceeding North along South Paxton Street until it intersects Stone Avenue, then proceeding West along Stone Avenue until it intersects South Cecelia Street, then proceeding North along South Cecelia Street until it intersects Morningside Avenue, then proceeding Southeasterly, then Northerly along Morningside Avenue until it intersects South Cecelia Street, then proceeding Northerly along South Cecelia Street, then Cecelia Street South until it intersects Leech Avenue, then proceeding West along Leech Avenue until it intersects Alice Street South, then proceeding North along Alice Street South until it intersects Correctionville Road, then proceeding West along Correctionville Road until it intersects South Westcott Street, then proceeding South along South Westcott Street until it intersects Gordon Drive, then proceeding West along Gordon Drive until it intersects South Court Street, then proceeding Southerly along South Court Street and its extension until it intersects the boundary of the State of Iowa and the corporate limits of the City of Sioux City, then proceeding first Southerly, then in a counterclockwise manner along the corporate limits of the City of Sioux City to the point of origin.
has become vacant by the reason of the resignation of Iowa State Senator Bill Anderson, whose resignation is effective as of today, November 1, 2017.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kim Reynolds, Governor of the State of Iowa, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the law, do hereby proclaim and direct that a special election to fill said vacancy shall be held within said District on
TUESDAY, THE TWELFTH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2017, A.D.
WHEREFORE, all electors within said 3rd State Senatorial District will take due notice and the County Commissioners of Elections of said counties will take official notice as provided in Iowa Code § 39.6.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I HAVE HEREUNTO SUBSCRIBED MY NAME AND CAUSED THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF IOWA TO BE AFFIXED. DONE AT DES MOINES THIS 1ST DAY OF NOVEMBER IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN.
GOVERNOR OF IOWA
PAUL D. PATE
SECRETARY OF STATE