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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 67 bills.

2012 13199.99

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



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

  • HF 118

    A bill for an act striking certain statutory repeal provisions relating to the state sales and use tax and the secure an advanced vision for education fund.

  • HF 108

    A bill for an act relating to the consultant employed by the department of education for gifted and talented children programs.

  • HSB 76

    A study bill relating to electronic delivery and posting of insurance notices and documents. 1-27-15 Subcommittee assigned, Vander Linden, Forbes, and Pettengill. H.J. 166. 1-28-15 Subcommittee reassigned, Pettengill, Forbes, and Landon. H.J. 171.

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  • HF 105

    A bill for an act to provide that peace officers and retired peace officers qualify as classroom driver education instructors.

  • HF 95

    A bill for an act relating to emergency food assistance and making appropriations.

  • HF 106

    A bill for an act relating to the establishment of a health workforce center.

Recent Votes

HF 81

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 5555.0
•••No: 4444.0
•••Other: 00.0
HF 81

Shall amendment H-1003 be adopted?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4242.0
•••No: 5757.0
•••Other: 00.0
HF 80

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 5656.0
•••No: 4343.0
•••Other: 00.0
HF 80

Shall amendment H-1002 be adopted?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4343.0
•••No: 5656.0
•••Other: 00.0
HF 80

Shall the rules be suspended to consider amendment H-1001?

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 5757.0
•••No: 4242.0
•••Other: 00.0
HF 80

Shall amendment H-1001 be adopted?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 7171.0
•••No: 2828.0
•••Other: 00.0
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