Republican Mike Bousselot wins House District 37 special election


POLK COUNTY, Iowa — Republican Mike Bousselot has beaten Democrat Andrea Phillips in the special election for Iowa House District 37, according to the unofficial results.

Bousselot earned 51.58% (5,920 votes). Phillips received 48.30% (5,543 votes).

Bousselot, 38, will fill the Iowa House seat held by Republican Rep. John Landon, who died in July. He will serve out the remainder of Landon’s term until the general election in November 2022.

House District 37 includes Ankeny and much of northern Polk County. Republicans hold a 1,500 registered voter advantage in the district.

Republicans now hold a 59-to-40 majority in the House.

Bousselot previously served roles in the administrations of former Gov. Terry Branstad and current Gov. Kim Reynolds.

Phillips also ran for the House District 37 seat in 2020 and lost to Landon.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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