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John Forbes

Democratic — Representative — District 40
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  • 2013-2014

John Forbes represents House District 40 in the Iowa House, is a member of 10 committees, and is the primary sponsor of 60 bills.

2012 13199.99

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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

  • HCR 108

    A concurrent resolution urging the Congress of the United States to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to allow Congress and the states to prohibit or otherwise regulate the expenditure of funds for political speech by corporate entities, and to limit or otherwise regulate political contributions and spending.

  • HR 126

    A resolution directing the standing Committee on Government Oversight to investigate certain state government matters.

  • HR 124

    A resolution honoring the Iowa State University men's basketball team.

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  • HR 123

    A resolution requesting that all necessary and immediate action be taken by the State of California, the United States Congress, the United States Attorney General, state legislatures, state governors, and state attorneys general to effectuate the repeal of California legislation enacted as AB 1437 that unconstitutionally infringes upon the Commerce Clause of the Constitution of the United States to the detriment of this nation's consumers and farmers.

  • HSB 674

    A study bill for reducing the state franchise tax rate, and including effective date and applicability provisions. 3-18-14 Subcommittee assigned, Baltimore, Forbes, and Landon. H.J. 533. 3-24-14 Passed subcommittee.

  • HR 119

    A resolution commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Resource Enhancement and Protection Program.

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