Senator Bill Anderson Resigning from Iowa Senate

September 21, 2017

State Senator Bill Anderson (R-Pierson) has said he will resign his seat in the very near future to take a job running the Cherokee Area Economic Development Corporation. Anderson will also move on from his current position as a policy staffer for Congressman Steve King. Anderson, a two-term state senator first elected in 2010, represents Senate District 3, which is in the northwestern part of the state. It is comprised of most of Plymouth County and about half of Woodbury County, excluding most of Sioux City.

Anderson is working in concert with the governor’s office concerning the timing of his resignation to ensure a special election is held before the start of the 2018 legislative session. Most observers expect this seat to remain in Republicans’ hands as the GOP currently has 17,635 active voters compared to the Democrats 8,741 active voters. Senator Anderson has been a consistent, pro-jobs legislator during his time in office. Read more from the Sioux City Journal.