Iowa Redistricting

1 - Bruce Braley (D) (Nov. 2006)  Waterloo [Black Hawk County]
2 - Dave Loebsack (D) (Nov. 2006) Mt. Vernon [Linn County]
3 - Leonard Boswell (D) (Nov. 1996) [Des Moines [Polk County]*
4 - Tom Latham (R)  (Nov. 1994) Ames [Story County]
5 - Steve King (R)  (Nov. 2002) Odebolt [Ida County]

*Boswell has a farm in Davis City [Decatur County]; he moved to Des Moines and the 3rd CD following the last redistricting.

PRESS RELEASE from Iowa Democratic Party
April 14, 2011
CONTACT: Sam Roecker

Statement on the Passage of Iowa’s Redistricting Proposal by the Legislature

DES MOINES – Iowa Democratic Party Chairwoman Sue Dvorsky today congratulated members of the Iowa House and Senate on their bipartisan efforts to pass the state’s redistricting proposal:

“The broad bipartisan support for the state’s redistricting plan reflects how fair and unbiased the entire process is in Iowa.

“With these new district boundaries, Democrats are ready to run aggressive campaigns in the coming election cycles to maintain our majority in the Iowa Senate, retake the Iowa House, and maintain a Democratic majority in our congressional delegation. We will work to field qualified and dedicated candidates in every district who will work to focus the legislature on job creation and economic growth, not a divisive agenda as Republicans have during this session.

“Recognizing the inherent fairness and bipartisan support for this plan, it is our hope that Governor Branstad will stand by this system and sign the new maps into law without hesitation.”


PRESS RELEASE from Republican Party of Iowa
April 14, 2011

Chairman Strawn Statement on the Redistricting Plan

TO: Reporters and Editors
FR: Matthew N. Strawn, Chairman, Republican Party of Iowa
RE: Redistricting Plan
DA: Thursday, April 15, 2011

           Chairman Matt Strawn issued the following statement after both the Senate and House approved the redistricting plan.

           “The map passed today lays the groundwork for a Republican majority in both the Iowa House and Senate for the next decade as we work toward a permanent conservative governing majority in Iowa.  Ultimately, it is not arbitrary geographic lines, but rather a consistent message of policies focused on limited government, personal responsibility and individual freedom that will be central to the continued Republican resurgence in Iowa.
           “With respect to the congressional districts, I am confident that more Iowans will be represented in Congress by a Republican under this map than are today. Congressman Boswell’s district becomes more Republican and conservative at a time when his voting record is increasingly liberal. I am also confident that Iowa Republicans will continue building on the broad gains seen in Eastern Iowa over the last two years and will be on offense in waging aggressive challenges in those two districts.”



For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                             Contact: Press Office
April 15, 2011                                                                                                                                                                                                               

NRCC Statement on Tom Latham’s Announcement

Washington, DCNational Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX) and Deputy Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) released the following statement regarding the announcement of Congressman Tom Latham (R-IA) that he will run in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District in 2012: 
"Tom Latham is a proven conservative leader whose Iowa values of hard work and fiscal responsibility drive his commitment for less government that empowers America’s heartland to prosperity. We applaud Tom’s decision to fight for job creation and opportunity for more Iowans by running for Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District. Tom has the leadership, vision and Main Street America solutions to combat Democrats’ tax, borrow, and spend agenda that continues to discourage job creation in Iowa and across the nation. 
“The NRCC is committed to re-electing every House Republican Member through our Patriot Program, which empowers House Republicans with the strategies and resources to stay on offense against Nancy Pelosi’s House Democrats. We look forward to supporting Tom Latham as he takes on a new opportunity for Republican victory in 2012.”