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Wed Feb 1, 2017, 09:43 AM

Monica Kurth wins Iowa House race [View all]

Source: WQAD

BY JIM MERTENS DAVENPORT, Iowa Democratic candidate Monica Kurth has won the special election to replace Iowa State Representative Jim Lykam.

Kurth defeated Republican candidate Mike Gonzales 72% to 27% in the west Davenport district. She received 2081 votes to Gonzales 784 votes. There were nine write-in votes.

Kurth has been a teacher and counselor at Scott Community College. Gonzales is an officer with the LeClaire Police Department.

The special election was needed to replace Lykam, who was elected to the Iowa State Senate in January to replace Sen. Joe Seng who died in October.

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Martin OMalley To Campaign With Monica Kurth In House Special
January 19th, 2017

Democratic Iowa House candidate Monica Kurth will get some GOTV assistance next weekend from former Maryland Governor Martin OMalley on January 28. The past Iowa Caucus contender plans on rallying local activists for the final stretch of Kurths special election, and he will also host another Eastern Iowa event still being set up.

This is OMalleys second visit to Davenport for a special election in just over a month. He flew out in December to assist now-Senator Jim Lykam in his special election to replace Joe Seng, who passed away last September. When Lykam won that seat, his House seat came open, which Kurth is now running for. OMalleys earlier visit came in the middle of a snowstorm. The long-range forecast looks slightly better this time around.

Although OMalley passed on launching a bid to chair the Democratic National Committee, he has continued traveling the country in the past few months. OMalley spoke at a Utah Democrats fundraiser last week and plans on participating in the Womens March in Washington, D.C. on Saturday.

Kurth is a community college professor in Davenport. Her Republican opponent is Michael Gonzalez, the same person who ran against Lykam and received 25% in that race.

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