Republicans in the Iowa House received a special election Tuesday and claimed a seat that had been held by a Democrat in the state for decades.

Jon Dunwell, 55, a pastor and monetary companies consultant, flipped Iowa House District 29 from blue to pink after successful about 60% of the vote, the Des Moines Register reported. The victory, which marks the second special election win for Republicans in current weeks, provides the social gathering a 60-40- majority in the state’s House, the paper stated.


“Iowans are sending a clear message—they wholly reject the policies and agenda of Iowa Democrats,” Jeff Kauffmann, the top of the state’s Republican Party, stated in an announcement. He stated it’s his hope that the state’s GOP will assist “put an end to the chaos we are seeing coming out of Washington, D.C.”


The seat grew to become vacant when Democratic incumbent Wes Breckenridge, who defeated Dunwell in 2020, resigned after accepting a job on the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. Dunwell defeated Democrat Steve Mullan, an 82-year-old retired instructor who serves on the Newton City Council.

 The Iowa State Secretary of State nonetheless has to certify the vote.

The victory attracted the eye of Ronna McDaniel, the top of the Republican National Committee, who tweeted on Tuesday that Democrats in the state held the seat for 46 years.

House Speaker Pat Grassley stated in an announcement obtained by the Register, “This is further confirmation that Iowans are resoundingly rejecting the liberal policies coming from D.C. and influencing the Democratic Party in Iowa.”

Dunwell didn’t instantly reply to an e-mail from Fox News.

Former President Trump carried Iowa in 2020 with 53.2% of the vote. President Biden received 45% of the vote.

The Associated Press contributed to this report