An Iowa insurance agent has overwhelmingly won a state Senate seat in a northwest Iowa special election.
Spirit Lake insurance agent Dave Rowley, a Republican, won the special election Tuesday to fill the Senate District 1 set vacated by Zach Whiting, a Republican who is leaving Iowa for a job in Texas. Rowley is an agent for Blum & Leonard Insurance and Real Estate.
Turnout was extremely low. Data from the Iowa Secretary of State shows just 3,559 of the 45,456 registered voters in the five counties of the district cast ballots, for a voter turnout of 7.8%.