KLEMME — Political newcomer Dennis Guth, a Republican from Klemme, was elected to the Iowa Senate in the newly-created seat in District 4 Tuesday.
He defeated Democrat Bob Jennings, 51, Algona, by a margin of 15,950 votes to 14,204.
“I am excited to be able to promote the things that I hold dear, things like traditional marriage and the sanctity of life and smaller government that encourages job creation,” Guth said.
“At the same time I do feel the weight of the responsibility and I am looking to moving this state forward on some of the issues that have bogged down in the Senate in the past two years.”
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After the 2010 Census, the boundaries of District 4 were redrawn, leaving the district without an incumbent legislator.
Guth is a 57-year-old farmer from Klemme.