State Senator (IA-45)

Employer / Organization

Iowa State Senate District 45

Next Election

Nov 08, 2022

Filing Window

Aug 01, 2022 - Aug 27, 2022


Made up of 50 members, the Iowa State Senate is the upper chamber in the Iowa General Assembly. Each member represents a district of about 60,927 residents, serving four year terms not subject to term limits. The Iowa Senate has 17 standing committees that range from Agriculture to Veterans Affairs. Presiding over the Iowa State Senate is the President of the Senate. Primary responsibilities of a senator include: developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, allocating spending, and redistricting in collaboration with other senators and the house of representatives. Iowan Senators earn a yearly salary of $25,000.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the Office of the Iowa Secretary of State to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the required filing forms. 2) Complete the required filing forms and submit the filing forms to the Office of the Iowa Secretary of State. The required forms include an Affidavit of Candidacy, Nominating papers, campaign finance forms and other office specific forms. 3) To run as an independent, candidates must submit filing forms between the 99th and 81st days before the general election in order to appear on the ballot. If you plan to run as a candidate for one of the established political parties, contact the Office of the Iowa Secretary of State or the party office for the filing window and procedures to compete in the party primary. If you have any questions please contact the Office of the Iowa Secretary of State by phone at (515) 281-0145 or by email at [email protected] Additionally, the 2016 Indiana Candidate Guide can be found here:

Submit application to:
Iowa Secretary of State, 321 E. 12th St, Des Moines, IA, 50319, US