IOWA CITY — Longtime Johnson County Supervisor Sally Stutsman won a seat in the Iowa House in the District 77 race in Johnson County. Democrat Stutsman, 65, a five-term supervisor from Riverside, won with an unofficial tally of 9,802 votes compared to Republican opponent Steve Sherman, of North Liberty, who had 6,522 votes in the unofficial tally. Stutsman said her top concerns include resolving the commercial property tax issues, continuing the discussion on mental health reform and funding K-12 and higher education.
In the Iowa House District 73 race, which includes Cedar and northeast Johnson counties, Republican Bobby Kaufmann of Wilton will take over the House seat begin vacated by his father, longtime legislator Jeff Kaufmann. Kaufmann, 27, a farmer and business owner, defeated Democrat Dick Schwab, of Solon, by an unofficial margin of 8,437 votes to 6,657 votes, though one precinct in Muscatine County had not yet reported late Tuesday night. Kaufmann said he looks forward to bipartisan work at the Statehouse on issues including education and property tax reform.