UPDATE: As of August, people of color who will appear on the general election ballot as candidates for the Iowa legislature include nine Democrats, seven Republicans, one Libertarian, and one independent. I’ve added details in the original post, which follows.
After a decade of little change in the racial breakdown of the Iowa House and Senate, more people of color are running for the state legislature this year.
Candidates appearing on today’s primary ballot include eight Democrats and
seven eight Republicans, which to my knowledge is a record for the Iowa GOP.
In addition, three people of color representing minor parties have filed as general election candidates in state legislative districts.