Jacoby, Lensing, and Mascher retain seats in Iowa House

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 07, 2012 6:30 AM

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Local state Reps. Dave Jacoby, Vicki Lensing, and Mary Mascher, all Democrats, will retain their seats in the Iowa House after an uncontested races this election season.

Lensing, D-Iowa City, has served as a state representative since 2000; she has been representing House District 78. Because of redistricting, Lensing will, beginning in January, represent House District 85. Lensing, 55, serves on the Environmental Protection Committee.

Jacoby, D-Coralville, has served as a state representative since 2003. He currently represents District 30 but will now represent House District 74. He heads the economic-development appropriations subcommittee and runs a small business.

Mascher, D-Iowa City, has served as a state representative since 1994. She currently represents District 77, but will now serve House District 86. She serves on the health and human-services appropriations subcommittee, and she formerly served as the chairwoman of the Johnson County Democratic Party.

Jacoby, Lensing, and Mascher each won with 98 percent of the vote.

— by Kristen East

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