Voters in Warren and Madison Counties will return to the polls on Jan. 7 to choose a new representative for Iowa House District 25.
The election follows the resignation of Julian Garrett, who ran for and won the Iowa Senate District 13 seat in November.
Iowa House District 25 includes Madison County, the cities of Bevington, Milo and Norwalk plus Jackson, Otter, Squaw, Virginia and White Oak Townships in Warren County. It also covers all of Linn Township that is south of Cumming.
Warren and Madison County Republicans will be convening to choose a candidate for the election at the Norwalk Easter Public Library on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.
One Republican Candidate has announced that he would like the opportunity to run in the District 25 election.
Stan Gustafson, 71, of Cumming, sent out a press release last week.
According to the release, he graduated from high school in Auburn, Calif. and went to college at the University of California, Berkley.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in finance.
Gustafson participated in the Naval ROTC program during college and joined the Marine Corps as a 2nd Lieutenant after graduation.
According to the release, he served in Vietnam, and participated in the Reserves for 23 years before he retired as Lt. Colonel.
After serving in Veitnam, Gustafson attended law school and worked for Mattel Toys. He eventually opened his own law firm.
Gustafson and his wife, Betty, later moved to Cumming to be closer to his wife’s family who are native to Dallas County.
“Retirement doesn’t mean sitting idle. There is much work to be done to make our great State even better. I look forward to meeting with Iowans in Madison and Warren Counties and taking their concerns to Des Moines,” Gustafson said in the release. “We must work hard to make it easier to be an employer in the State, ensure Iowans are able to keep more of their hard-earned tax dollars and protect those who have so bravely defended our country.”
An official with the Iowa Democratic Party said they will be announcing a date for a nomination convention either later today or tomorrow.
No Democratic candidates have announced an intention to run.