SENATE CHALLENGE: Opponent Says 2nd OWI Precludes Bisignano


An Iowa senator’s candidacy is being challenged following his latest OWI charge.

Paperwork filed Thursday with the Secretary of State’s Office argues that Tony Bisignano lost his right to vote and hold office after he was convicted of driving drunk in January.

The challenge was filed by Ned Chiodo, who is running against Bisignano. Chiodo argues a second-offense OWI is an “infamous crime” meaning Bisignano is unable to seek and hold public office. Iowa’s constitution and the Iowa Code prohibit anyone who has been convicted of a “infamous crime” from holding public office.

Chiodo is requesting a hearing on the matter.


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