Special Election Set for Senate District 3
November 2, 2017
Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Wednesday that Tuesday, Dec.12, 2017, would be the date of a special election to fill the seat of Sen. Bill Anderson (R-Pierson), who recently resigned to become the executive director of the Cherokee Area Economic Development Corporation. Prior to his resignation, Anderson served in the senate since 2011. The winner of the election in December will then be up for re-election in November 2018. Senate District 3 is located in Northwest Iowa. It is comprised of most of Plymouth and Woodbury counties, which include the cities of Le Mars, Sergeant Bluff and parts of Sioux City. The 3rd District leans Republican with current voter registration totals of 17,658 Republicans, 8,729 Democrats and 13,117 no-party voters. Throughout his career, Sen. Anderson has been a consistent pro-jobs legislator and recently received a 100% rating from ABI for his votes during the 2017 legislative session.