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November 6, 2012

Heartsill, Sinclair, Rozenboom and VanderLinden win

Marion County — Final results are in and Republicans will continue to represent all parts of Marion County in the Legislature in 2013. 

Amy Sinclair defeated Dick Schrad to take the State Senate District 14 seat by a tally of 10,253 to 7,617. 

"I'm very excited," Sinclair said. "I'm excited to get to work." She said she and her supporters have worked very hard. Schrad also complimented his volunteers and supporters.

"We worked hard to earn the votes that we did," Schrad said. "It's been an awesome experience meeting voters in District 14." Though he won't be a Senator, Schrad said he has learned a great deal about the issues facing the district and wants to do what he can to try to remedy those. He hopes the district's representation, and the Legislature as a whole, would work together in a bipartisan manner to improve Iowa.

Ken Rozenboom defeated Tim Tripp 16,340 to 10,476 to win the Senate District 40 seat.

 

"I believe my views match up well in this district," Rozenboom said. "That did the heavy lifting for me. I am elated and I was optimistic, but until the numbers come in you never know. Tim (Tripp) worked hard and I am just delighted with the decision of the voters."

A message was left for Tripp, but the call has not yet been returned. 

On the House side, Greg Heartsill will represent District 28 after defeating Megan Suhr 7,320-6,008. 

"It's a relief to have this stage of it over," Heartsill said. He is honored by the confidence the voters have shown him. When he gets to the Legislature in January, he will focus on things that will make the state government more efficient. 

A message was left for Suhr, but the call has not yet been returned. 

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