Megan Jones has won a fourth term as Iowa House District 2 representative.
The incumbent Republican from rural Clay County defeated Democrat Ryan Odor, of Spencer, with about 66 percent of the vote Tuesday.
In an interview with the Signal after vote totals had been reported, Jones said the results showed the majority of people in the district are happy with what Republicans are doing.
“I think people are ready for Iowa to continue moving forward,” Jones said in a phone interview with the Signal after vote totals had been reported. “You know, we’ve put forth a pretty bold agenda when the Republicans took control of the house, the senate and the governor’s office and we executed that agenda and I think people are seeing the true benefits of that, whether it be from a policy standpoint or from a budgetary standpoint.”
Iowa House District 2 covers Clay and Palo Alto counties and southern Dickinson County. Jones did not lose in any of the district’s 12 precincts.
Odor received just shy of 34 percent of the total vote, with write-in candidates picking up a few votes.
In Clay County, Jones received 4,460 votes (about 65.5 percent) to Odor’s 2,341 (34.4 percent).
Jones said the results reflect well on how responsive she has been to constituents in the district.
“I try to be as helpful as I possibly can to folks,” she said. “And I think they realize that they want a local face in that office and they want someone who’s willing to be out in the public and meet with them and takes time to listen to their concerns and to work hard for them.”
Jones was first elected in 2012 and took office in 2013. Her fourth term will run until 2021.