Special election Tuesday for Iowa House District 6

Republican Bossman, Democract DeJong talk about their candidacies

SIOUX CITY, Iowa - Tuesday is special election day for voters in some Woodbury County communities including part of Sioux City.

Two candidates are facing off in a special election to fill the open District 6 seat in the Iowa House.

Democrat Rita DeJong and Republican Jacob Bossman are vying to represent voters in Sioux City's Morningside neighborhood and the cities of Sergeant Bluff, Bronson and Salix.

The pair are each seeking to replace Jim Carlin, who recently was elected to the state Senate.

We sat down with both DeJong and Bossman to talk about their candidacies.

DeJong said, "First of all, I'd like to go to Des Moines and be a voice of sense. Also look at things that aren't being funded at the level they should be, like public education. "

Bossman said, "That's my biggest thing, I want to be accessible. I don't know about your issues and concerns unless you tell me. Thats my issue is I'm going to do the best that I can to represent the people of this area."

The winner of Tuesday's election will fill the last year of Carlin's two year term.


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