Posted by: jamesvw | November 6, 2009

November 24 – Iowa State House District 33

Nov. 24 – Special Election for Iowa State House District 33 (Cedar Rapids)

Iowa is holding a special election to fill the seat of retiring Representative Dick Taylor, a Democrat, who represents a portion of Cedar Rapids. Cedar_Rapids_Kernels

Click here to see if you live in the district and Click here to request an absentee ballot.

Send your absentee application to the Linn County Auditor at Linn County Elections, PO Box 1328, Cedar Rapids IA  52406-1328

Party leaders from the Democratic and Republican Parties picked their nominees for this special election. Democrats chose Kirsten Running-Marquardt. A former aide to Congressman David Loebsack, more can be found out about Running-Marquardt here.

Republicans nominated Josh Thurston, an Iraq War veteran and Cargill employee. To learn more about Thurston, click here.

To read more about this race, here are three linked articles.

Cedar Rapids Register Story

Cedar Rapids Gazette Story

The Iowa Independent Story



  1. […] Click here to read the original post about the race. Two young candidates are battling in the race, Kirsten Running-Marquardt, the Democrat and Josh Thurston, the Republican. This was originally a Democratic-held seat. […]

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