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.
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 read more about this race, here are three linked articles.
Cedar Rapids Register Story
Cedar Rapids Gazette Story
The Iowa Independent Story
Cross posted at a new blog on special elections and voting info - www.electioninfo.wordpress.com