Field set in special election to replace Ernst in Iowa Senate
December 18, 2014
Rep. Mark Costello (R-Imogene) received the Republican nomination to fill the open senate seat vacated by Sen.-elect Joni Ernst. The Democrats have selected Steve Adams from Red Oak. Both parties held special conventions to chose candidates. Libertarian candidate Don Brantz also has his name on the ballot. The election will be held on Dec. 30. If Costello wins, Gov. Branstad will again have to issue a date for a special election to fill Costello’s house seat.