Republican Party of Iowa Chairman A.J. Spiker issued the call for a special nominating convention for House District 83 in Lee County. The Special Nominating Convention will be used to fill a vacancy on the ballot.
Jim Steffen of Argyle has announced his intentions to run for the seat against Democrat incumbent Jerry Kearns, a union delegate. Democrats hold a voter registration edge of more than 5,500 in the district.
Jim Steffen is 47 years old and he is a lifetime resident of Lee County. He has worked at the Iowa State Penitentiary for 9 years. Steffen is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, United States Army and is currently a member of the Iowa National Guard. Jim Steffen has been married to his wife Diana 22 years and has 4 children and 4 grandchildren.
The details of the convention are as follows:
7:00 p.m. , Friday, August 10
Special Nominating Convention
Donnellson Community Room
506 North Main
Donnellson, IA 52625
The convention will be called to order by Republican Party of Iowa Chairman A.J. Spiker. Thirty-four Lee County Central Committee members, who represent precincts in House District 83, are eligible to be voting delegates at the convention.
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