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.