Fisher triumphs in GOP primary for House District 53

Meggers captures District 54 primary race


The following results are final unofficial results from the Tuesday, June 7, Primary Election in Iowa – including absentee ballots – from county auditors’ offices. The election canvass in Tama County will take place Monday, June 13, at 10:30 a.m. at the Tama County Administration Building in Toledo.

In the state legislative race for the Republican nomination for House District 53, two incumbents squared off following redistricting – Dave Maxwell of rural Gibson and Dean Fisher of rural Montour. The newly formed District 53 includes all of Poweshiek County and most of Tama County excluding the communities of Dysart, Traer, and Buckingham in the northeast corner.

Fisher captured the nomination Tuesday night with more than 62 percent of the vote share and will face Democratic nominee Sarah Smith of Grinnell in Iowa’s General Election on Nov. 8.

“It looks like a solid win for us tonight!” Fisher posted on his personal Facebook page Tuesday evening. “Overall it’s looking like Pro Life and Pro Parent candidates are winning big.”

State Representative District 53 – GOP Primary

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David E. Maxwell 856

Dean Fisher 1,420

Republican Primary: State Representative District 54

Following redistricting, Grundy County was placed in House District 54 with Hardin County and a small portion of western Black Hawk County, leaving no incumbents.

In the race for the Republican nomination for House District 54, a two-way challenge arose between Grundy Center resident, state trooper Josh Meggers and retired merchant mariner Robert Nazario of rural Iowa Falls.

Meggers captured the nomination last night with roughly 57 percent of the vote share.

No one ran for the Democratic nominee for the seat. Political parties in Iowa have until 5:00 p.m. on August 31, to nominate a candidate through the county convention process for a General Election ballot vacancy.

State Representative District 54 – GOP Primary

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Joshua Meggers 1,736

Robert Nazario 1,296