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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 five committees, and is the primary sponsor of 89 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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  • HF 402

    A bill for an act concerning fourteen-day and five-day licenses and permits issued by the administrator of the alcoholic beverages division of the department of commerce.

  • HF 392

    A bill for an act relating to certification of outpatient diabetes education programs in the state.

  • HF 380

    A bill for an act to establish a music therapy advisory council within the board of social work and provide for licensure of music therapists and providing for fees and civil penalties.

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  • HF 319

    A bill for an act concerning the sale of wine by breweries.

  • HF 300

    A bill for an act relating to human trafficking outreach, awareness, and training programs.

  • HF 296

    A bill for an act concerning public comment on legislation pending before the general assembly.

Recent Votes

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HF 351

Shall the rules be suspended to consider amendment H-1011?

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 99.0
•••No: 8989.0
•••Other: 22.0
SF 171

Shall the committee amendment H-1009 be adopted?

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 5454.0
•••No: 4545.0
•••Other: 11.0
SF 257

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 5353.0
•••No: 4646.0
•••Other: 11.0
SF 171

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 5555.0
•••No: 4444.0
•••Other: 11.0
SF 172

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 5555.0
•••No: 4444.0
•••Other: 11.0
SF 172

Shall committee amendment H-1010 be adopted?

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 5353.0
•••No: 4545.0
•••Other: 22.0
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Sources

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