A special election for an Iowa House seat in a district held by Democrats for nearly 30 years has been flipped. In a harbinger of rising anti-Democratic voter sentiment, Republican candidate Jon Dunwell convincingly won the election race going away.
“Republican Jon Dunwell has won a special election for the Iowa House, flipping a Newton-based district that Democrats have held for years,” the Des Moines Register reported. “Dunwell led Democrat Steve Mullan Tuesday night with 60% of the vote, a difference of 930 votes, according to the Jasper County Auditor’s Office. The results are unofficial until they are certified by the Jasper County Board of Supervisors.”
“Dunwell, 55, is a pastor and financial services representative who has lived in Newton with his wife for 10 years,” the report added. “They have two children and two dogs. Previously, he was a pastor in Orlando, Florida, for 21 years.”…(Read more)