- Associated Press - Thursday, December 21, 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has announced a date early next year for a special election to fill a state House seat.

Reynolds says in a Thursday press release that the election for House District 6 will be held Jan. 16.

District 6 covers areas of Woodbury County in northwest Iowa. The seat became vacant after Rep. Jim Carlin, a Sioux City Republican, was elected to the Senate in a special election earlier this month.

The winner of the upcoming special election will serve Carlin’s remaining time in the House. He was in the middle of a two-year term.

The outcome of the recent Senate election and the upcoming House race will not impact Republican majorities in the Iowa Legislature. All seats in the House and half in the Senate will have elections in 2018.

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