DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad set Jan. 22 as the date for the special election to replace Rep. Brian Quirk.

Quirk resigned his Iowa House of Representatives District 52 seat earlier this week because the requirements of a new job and his duties as a lawmaker were incompatible.

Quirk, of New Hampton, has endorsed Democrat Tom Sauser, a retired teacher and coach, for the seat.

Independent Craig Clark of Rudd, who lost to Quirk in the Nov. 6 election, indicated he’d file for the seat.

Republicans have not yet announced a candidate for the seat.

Rudd and Quirk were the only two seeking the seat in November.

The district covers all of Chickasaw and Floyd counties and the eastern edge of Cerro Gordo County.

— Des Moines Bureau

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Tom Sauser has been a wonderful teacher, coach, and community supporter in his time as a teacher, and in retirement as well. Tom would bring a logical and balanced approach to legislature. Please consider voting for Mr. Sauser during this special election as he will most certainly represent the district with class, honor, and logic, regardless of party affiliation.

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