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Meet the Candidates for Iowa House District 83 - Democratic Primary

State Representative Jerry Kearns (D-Keokuk) announced a couple months ago that his current term serving the southeast corner of Iowa would be his last.  The district includes Keokuk, Fort Madison, and southern Lee County.

Three Democrats entered the race to replace Kearns: Jeff Kurtz (D-Fort Madison), Bob Morawitz (D-Fort Madison) and Michael Hardy (D-Keokuk). You can hear extended interviews with Kurtz and Morawitz below (Hardy informed TSPR that he has withdrawn from the race.)

The winner of the Democratic Primary on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 will likely face Jeff Reichman (R-Montrose) in the November General Election. Reichman is running unopposed for his party's nomination.

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Jeff Kurtz (D-Fort Madison) is running for the District 83 seat in the Iowa House of Representatives. He said he brings to the race a willingness to serve plus experience working on legislative issues.

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Bob Morawitz (D-Fort Madison) is running for the District 83 seat in the Iowa House of Representatives. He said if elected he would carefully consider every issue that comes before him and do what is best for all of his constituents.