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Candidates have been selected to run for State Senate District 41

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Published: Jan. 8, 2021 at 9:52 AM CST
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OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) -The candidates have been picked to run for the open state senate seat in District 41. The seat is open after Mariannette Miller-Meeks decided to run for Congress.

The Democratic and Republican Parties met Thursday night to pick their candidates with a special nominating convention.

Republicans selected Packwood businessman Adrian Dickey.

“I’m honored to have the support of the delegates,” said Dickey. “I look forward to working with them to retain this seat and continue to push for limited government, lower taxes, and more career opportunities in southeast Iowa.”

Democrats picked Community activist and retired educator Mary Stewart of Ottumwa.

“Southern Iowans deserve better leaders at the Iowa Capitol,” Stewart said. “Des Moines has ignored us for too long. The result has been fewer opportunities for job training, affordable health care, accessible child care, and a stronger economy on Main Street. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that Southern Iowans don’t have the same services that are available in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, including basic testing, high-speed internet, and programs for workers and employers hit hard by the pandemic.”

The two will face off in a special election for Senate District 41 on January 26th.

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