January 4, 2011 special election for Reynolds’ seat

Governor Chet Culver has set the date for a special election in southern Iowa to fill a vacancy in the state senate.

Governor Culver Sets Date for Special Election

Election will fill vacated seat in the 48th Senatorial District

DES MOINES – Governor Chet Culver today announced that the special election to fill a seat vacated in the Iowa State Senate will be held Jan. 4, 2011. The seat was vacated when Lt. Governor-elect Kim Reynolds resigned the post last week.

The 48th district in south central Iowa includes Clarke, Decatur, Taylor, Adams, Montgomery and Ringgold counties, as well as portions of Union County. The text of the proclamation directing the special election is below.


WHEREAS,  the Office of State Senator from the 48th Senatorial District, consisting of the following areas:

A. The ninety-fifth representative district in shall consist of:
a. Clarke county.
b. Decatur county.
c. In Union county:
(1) The city of Creston.
(2) Dodge, Douglas, Highland, Jones, Lincoln, New Hope, Pleasant, Spaulding, and Union townships.

B. The ninety-sixth Representative District in shall consist of:
a. Montgomery county.
b. Adams county.
c. Taylor county.
d. Ringgold county.
e. In Union county, Grant, Platte, and Sand Creek townships.

has become vacant by the reason of the resignation of Senator Kim Reynolds.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Chester J. Culver, Governor of the State of Iowa, by virtue of the authority vested in me by law do hereby proclaim and direct that a special election to fill said vacancy shall be held within said District on
WHEREFORE, all electors within said 48th Senate District will take due notice and the County Commissioners of Elections of said counties will take official notice as provided in Chapter 39.6, Code of Iowa, 2001.

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