CORNING — Griswold resident Tom Moore will represent the Republican party in the Iowa House District 21 special election after receiving 60.7 percent of delegate votes on the first ballot here during Tuesday evening’s nominating convention. Moore, 63, is a retired teacher and former assistant manager for Southwest Iowa Ag in Massena. He was one of six candidates to receive votes from Republican delegates during the convention, which was held in the Corning Opera House.
“I was amazed and overwhelmed by the support of the nominating convention,” Moore said. “With six candidates, a lot of times a nominating convention can go a number of different ballots for it to be done, but for me to have an overwhelming 60.7 on the first ballot, it was just humbling and a real honor.”
Moore will face the Democratic party’s nominee in a Dec. 8 special election to fill the vacancy in the Iowa House of Representatives left after the death of 81-year-old Rep. Jack Drake.
An official Democratic nominee will be named at the Democratic party’s nominating convention Thursday evening.
District 21 includes all of Union and Adams counties and portions of Pottawattomie and Cass counties.