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John Forbes

Democratic — Representative — District 40
Available Terms:
  • 2013-2014
  • 2015-2016

John Forbes represents House District 40 in the Iowa House, is a member of six committees, and is the primary sponsor of 100 bills.

2012 13199.99

For detailed campaign finance information visit Influence Explorer. Figures via the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

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News and Blog Coverage

Bern Chosen in HD 40 Special Nominating Convention

Small business owner and homemaker Ronda Bern emerged victorious in the special nominating convention held Thursday to select a candidate to run in House District 40. The Urbandale-based seat is currently represented by Democrat John Forbes. The district is Republican leaning, but Forbes’ strong name ID helped propel him to ...

Republican Ronda Bern Announces Bid for HD 40 Seat

Urbandale Republican Ronda Bern announced her intentions on Friday to seek the Republican nomination in House District 40. The longtime Republican-leaning seat is currently held by Democrat John Forbes. Bern hopes to acquire enough write-in votes on the June 3 ballot to received the GOP nod. Republicans did not field ...

Former Iowa Congressman Boswell, 14 state legislators, endorse Hatch for governor

State Sen. Jack Hatch of Des Moines, who is seeking the Democratic Party’s 2014 nomination for governor, said Thursday his campaign has been endorsed by former Iowa Congressman Leonard Boswell and 14 state legislators. The state legislators include Reps. Ako Abdul-Samad, Ruth Ann Gaines, Marti Anderson and Bruce Hunter of ...

Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

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  • HR 36

    A resolution commemorating the 25th anniversary of the enactment of landmark energy efficiency legislation.

  • HR 33

    A resolution recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Iowa Civil Rights Act of 1965.

  • HR 35

    A resolution recognizing and congratulating Kyven Gadson on his outstanding achievements in college wrestling and as a student-athlete at Iowa State University.

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  • HR 27

    A resolution recognizing and congratulating the Grand View University Wrestling Team and program on its outstanding achievements in National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics wrestling.

  • HR 22

    A resolution acknowledging the 150th anniversary of the death of President Abraham Lincoln.

  • HR 23

    A resolution honoring Dr. Sally Mason and her outstanding achievements as President of the University of Iowa.

Recent Votes

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HF 644

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 9393.0
•••No: 33.0
•••Other: 44.0
HF 646

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 9595.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 55.0
SF 345

Shall the rules be suspended?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4545.0
•••No: 5252.0
•••Other: 33.0
SF 488

Shall amendment H-1243 be adopted?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3939.0
•••No: 5252.0
•••Other: 99.0
SF 488

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 9393.0
•••No: 33.0
•••Other: 44.0
HF 447

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 9393.0
•••No: 44.0
•••Other: 33.0
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Sources

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