DES MOINES, Iowa – Governor Branstad announced the date of a special election to fill the Iowa State Senate seat of US Senator-elect Joni Ernst, Monday.
Ernst wrote a letter of resignation Friday. It was effective immediately.
“Though I’m disappointed to lose Senator-elect Ernst’s leadership in the Iowa Legislature, I know she will be a strong voice of Iowa common sense in Washington, D.C.,” Governor Branstad said.
A special election for District 12 will be held December 30.
The seat includes Fremont, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Ringgold and Taylor counties.