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Carlin wins Iowa Senate special election

The Sioux City Republican will now move from the House to the Senate

SIOUX CITY, Iowa - A current representative in the Iowa House has won a seat in the senate.

A special election was held Tuesday to fill a vacancy in Senate District 3, which includes Plymouth County and part of Woodbury.

Republican Representative Jim Carlin, who currently represents Iowa in House District 6 defeated Democrat Todd Wendt, the former Le Mars school superintendent, who held and early lead, winning Woodbury County.

The final tally was:

Jim Carlin (R): 3,591

Todd Wendt (D): 2,988

The special election was held to fill the seat of Republican Bill Anderson, who recently resigned to pursue a business opportunity. Carlin will serve the one year remaining on Anderson's term.

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