Sweeney Wins Special Election for Iowa Senate

April 12, 2018

Annette Sweeney (R-Alden) won a special election for Iowa Senate District 25 on Tuesday night. She defeated her opponent, Tracy Freese (D-Dike), by a vote total of 4,776 to 3,786 or a margin of 56%-44%. The district includes all of Hardin and Grundy counties, as well as parts of rural Story County and a southern portion of Butler County. Gov. Reynolds called the special election following the resignation of former Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix in March. Sweeney is likely to be sworn in next week. She will serve out the rest of Dix’s term and must run for re-election this fall for a full term. If she wins the primary, Senator-elect Sweeney is likely to face the same opponent in the general election. While in the House, Sweeney was a pro-jobs legislator and has attended an ABI conference. ABI members congratulate Senator-elect Sweeney on her victory and look forward to working with her in her new role.