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Area Lawmaker Announces Re-election Bid

Posted: Thursday, January 14th, 2010 at 6:27 am


A local lawmaker has announced plans to seek re-election to his position in the Iowa Legislature. Republican Representative Jim Van Engelenhoven of Pella announced Tuesday that he will seek re-election to the District 71 seat in the Iowa House of Represenatives. District 71 includes the majority of Marion County along with the Monroe area.

Van Engelenhoven currently serves on the Labor, Veterans Affairs and Local Government committees in the House. Democrat Pat Van Zante of Pella had previously announced that she plans to seek election to the District 71 seat as well.