Kirsten Running-Marquardt

Kirsten Running-Marquardt is a Democratic Iowa State Representative, elected to represent the 33rd District in the Iowa House of Representatives since a special election in November 2009. She replaced Dick Taylor, who resigned in October 2009 to focus on his family.[1][2]

Kirsten Running-Marquardt
Kirsten Running-Marquardt - Official Portrait - 84th GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 33rd district
Assumed office
Preceded byDick Taylor
Personal details
Born (1977-07-06) July 6, 1977 (age 43)
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceCedar Rapids, Iowa
Alma materUniversity of Iowa

As of October 2011, Running-Marquardt serves on several committees in the Iowa House - the Appropriations, Economic Growth/Rebuild Iowa, Labor, and Local Government committees. She also serves as the ranking member of the Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee.

Electoral historyEdit

Running-Marquardt was first elected on November 24, 2009 for the remainder of retiring Representative Dick Taylor's term. She won the election, defeating Republican opponent Joshua Thurston. She won re-election in a 2010 re-match with Thurston. *incumbent

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives special elections, 2009 [3]
District 33
Turnout: 1,954
Democratic hold Kirsten Running-MarquardtDemocratic1,52778.1
Joshua Thurston Republican42021.5
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010 [4]
District 33
Turnout: 8,905
Democratic hold Kirsten Running-Marquardt*Democratic5,36460.2
Josh Thurston Republican3,06734.4


  1. ^ Candidate selected for special House election, Jason Clayworth, Des Moines Register, October 29, 2009
  2. ^ Running-Marquardt wins special election by wide margin Archived 2010-08-03 at the Wayback Machine, Linda Waddington, The Iowa Independent, November 25, 2009
  3. ^ "State of Iowa Official Canvass Summary, November 24, 2009 Special Election To Fill Vacancy Iowa House District 33" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
  4. ^ "Official Results Report, General Election held November 2, 2010" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2010-12-16. p. 74. Retrieved 2011-09-19.[permanent dead link]

External linksEdit

Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Dick Taylor
33rd District
2009 – present
Succeeded by