Candidates for House District 33 in Cedar Rapids

The two major political parties have chosen their candidates for the House seat in Cedar Rapids vacated by Representative Dick Taylor’s resignation.  Democrats in Linn County have chosen 32-year-old Kirsten Running-Marquardt, who has been active in party politics and currently works in Congressman Dave Loebsack’s second district congressional office in Cedar Rapids. She is the daughter of former Democratic state legislator Richard Running of Cedar Rapids.  

Republicans in Linn County have chosen 27-year-old Joshua (Josh) Thurston, an employee at Cargill West in Cedar Rapids who is a member of Teamsters Local 238. He joined the Army in February 2002 and served in Iraq from March 2004 to April 2005. 

The special election for the open House seat will be held Tuesday, November 24.

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