Republican Ashley Hinson reelected to represent Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District

(ABC 6 News) – Incumbent Republican Congresswoman Ashley Hinson has been reelected to represent Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District by defeating Democratic challenger Liz Mathis.

Hinson who previously served the 1st District, ran for re-election in the 2nd District as Incumbent Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R) who served the 2nd District, ran for re-election in the 1st District versus Christina Bohannan (D).

On November 4, 2021, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) signed new congressional and state legislative maps into law after the state’s Legislative Services Agency had proposed them on October 21, 2021.

The Iowa legislature approved the maps by a vote of 48-1 in the state Senate and 93-2 in the state House. The legislature could only vote to approve or reject the maps and could not make any amendments. The maps take effect for Iowa’s 2022 congressional and legislative elections.

Changes to the congressional map include: 

  • Iowa’s 4th Congressional District shrunk in geographical size.
  • Iowa’s 1st Congressional District grew in geographical size.
  • Story County is back in the 4th Congressional District.
  • Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, who currently serves the 2nd District, will be running for re-election in the 1st District.
  • Rep. Ashley Hinson, currently in the 1st District, moves into the 2nd District; she has announced plans to run for re-election in the 2nd.
  • That leaves an open seat in the 1st District.

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