Iowa Democrats held onto the House District 52 seat after Todd Prichard defeated Republican Dennis Litterer in a special election. Prichard won 55%-44%. A total of 5,452 people voted. The makeup of the Iowa House is now 53-47 in favor of Republicans.
HD 52 covers all of Chickasaw and Floyd counties, and part of Cerro Gordo County. The seat opened when Democrat Brian Quirk resigned his seat shortly after the November 6 election to take a job as the general manager of the New Hampton Municipal Light Plant.
Quirk was one of the more moderate Democrats in the Iowa House. He voted in favor of a late term abortion ban in 2011. Todd Prichard is a prosecutor in the Floyd County attorney’s office. Dennis Litterer runs an insurance and investment business in rural Ionia.
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