Dunwell wins Iowa House seat in special election


JASPER COUNTY, Iowa — People in Newton and Colfax have a new representative in the Iowa legislature.

In a special election Tuesday, voters chose Republican Jon Dunwell over Democrat Steve Mullan. The unofficial count with all precincts reporting is:

Dunwell – 2,820

Mullan – 1,890

The seat for Iowa House District 29 has now switched parties. Dunwell replaces Democrat Wes Breckenridge who resigned to take a job with the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy.

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