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Daily Iowan to host forum ahead of legislative session

Daily Iowan to host forum ahead of legislative session

Rylee Wilson, Managing Editor November 28, 2021

Legislators representing Johnson County in Des Moines will discuss education issues in the upcoming legislative session in a forum hosted by the Daily Iowan politics team. The forum, which is free...

Iowa City City Councilor Janice Weiner announces run for Iowa Senate

Iowa City City Councilor Janice Weiner announces run for Iowa Senate

Lauren White , Politics Reporter November 16, 2021

Iowa City City Councilor Janice Weiner announced on Tuesday that she is running for Iowa Senate District 45 in the 2022 election.  Weiner, a Democrat, is the first candidate to announce a campaign...

Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, speaks during a press conference at Dahl Old Car Home in Davenport on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. Bettendorf business owner Kyle Kuehl will challenge Miller-Meeks in the 1st Congressional District for the Republican nomination in the upcoming 2022 election.

Gov. Reynolds endorses Rep. Miller-Meeks’ reelection campaign

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor November 15, 2021

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds endorsed Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, for reelection to the U.S. Congress.  “I am proud to endorse Mariannette Miller-Meeks for Iowa’s 1st Congressional District...

From left, Democrats Sen. Joe Bolkcom, Rep. Christina Bohannan, and Rep. Mary Mascher, who all represent Iowa City in front of a map of Johnson County. Graphic by Caleb McCullough.

Fresh faces will represent Johnson County in 2023

Lauren White, Politics Reporter November 14, 2021

At least four new faces will represent Johnson County under the golden dome in Des Moines following the 2022 election. Political leaders from both parties in Iowa said it will be a refreshing change...

Former Republican Iowa Representative David Young speaks at the Future of the Republican Party event in the Old Capitol Senate Chamber on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021.

Former Rep. David Young visits UI, talks future of Republican Party

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor November 10, 2021

Former U.S. Rep. David Young, R-Iowa, delivered a speech on the changing political landscape and nature of the Republican and Democratic parties at the Old Capitol Senate Chambers on Wednesday night. Young...

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UI graduate running for Iowa’s 1st Congressional District

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor November 10, 2021

University of Iowa alum, veteran and business owner Kyle Kuehl announced his candidacy as a Republican for Iowa’s 1st Congressional District on Wednesday night.  U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks,...

Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, announces she is seeking reelection in Iowa’s 1st congressional district during a press conference at Dahl Old Car Home in Davenport on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. Miller-Meeks said a goal is to win by more than six votes in 2022 after defeating Rita Hart by a slim margin in the 2020 general election.

Rep. Miller-Meeks will seek reelection in 1st District

Natalie Dunlap and Rylee Wilson November 10, 2021

DAVENPORT — U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, will run in Iowa’s newly drawn 1st Congressional District in 2022. She made her announcement on Wednesday morning.  The newly drawn 1st...

State Rep. Mary Mascher, D-Iowa City, speaks on the first day of the 2019 Iowa legislative session Jan. 14, 2019.

Rep. Mary Mascher not seeking reelection to Iowa House

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor November 8, 2021

State Rep. Mary Mascher, D-Iowa City, will not seek reelection in 2022. The legislator made her announcement on Monday morning.  Mascher told The Daily Iowan she had been thinking about retirement...

Iowas new congressional districts were signed into law by Gov. Kim Reynolds Thursday. (Legislative Services Agency)

Reynolds signs redistricting maps

Rylee Wilson, Managing Editor November 4, 2021

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed Iowa’s new redistricting maps into law Thursday evening.  The maps were approved by the Iowa house and senate on a bipartisan basis last week.  “Today I signed...

Sen. Joe Bolkcom, D-Iowa City answers a question during the Eastern Iowa Legislative Forum hosted by The Daily Iowan at the Iowa City Public Library on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. The forum surrounded topics including education, state budget, medicare, and environmental issues. (Jenna Galligan/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa Sen. Joe Bolkcom will not seek reelection in 2022

Lauren White, Politics Reporter November 4, 2021

Iowa Sen. Joe Bolkcom, D-Iowa City, will not seek reelection to his seat in 2022. "I am deeply grateful for the trust, guidance, and strong support I have received from the people of Iowa City and...

Photo of Neal Smith from Wikimedia Commons.

Former Rep. Neal Smith dies age 101, longest Iowan to serve in U.S. House

Lauren White, Politics Reporter November 3, 2021

Former Rep. Neal Smith, D-Iowa, died on Tuesday at 101. Iowa’s elected officials at the state and federal levels have put out words of condolences.  Smith was the longest-serving Iowan in the...

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) speaks to a crowd on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 at Ashley Hinson’s BBQ Bash at Linn County Fairgrounds. Grassley acknowledged the work that Hinson has done.

Grassley says national results from Tuesday’s elections are encouraging

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor November 3, 2021

Sen. Grassley, R-Iowa, said on a national basis, he felt that voters were influenced by inflation, immigration, and calls to defund the police in elections on Tuesday night. He cited Virginia, where...

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