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Special Nominating Convention Called for House District 83

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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

House District-83

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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Kevin Hall
Kevin Hall brings almost two decades of journalistic experience to TheIowaRepublican. Starting in college as a radio broadcaster, Hall eventually became a television anchor/reporter for stations in North Carolina, Missouri, and Iowa. During the 2007 caucus cycle, Hall changed careers and joined the political realm. He was the northwest Iowa field director for Fred Thompson's presidential campaign. Hall helped Terry Branstad return to the governor's office by organizing southwest Iowa for Branstad's 2010 campaign. Hall serves as a reporter/columnist for

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