Steckman wins 5th term in Iowa House

Steckman wins 5th term in Iowa House

MASON CITY — Sharon Steckman, a Democrat and retired Mason City school teacher, was elected to her fifth term in the Iowa House District 53 Tuesday, defeating Cerro Gordo County GOP Chairwoman Barbara Hovland by a wide margin.

District 53 includes Mason City, Rockwell and central Cerro Gordo County.

With all 16 precincts reporting, unofficial vote totals showed Steckman with 60.4 percent (8,948 votes) compared to Hovland’s 39.5 percent (5,851 votes). Hovland was seeking elective office for the first time.

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District 53 Rep. Sharon Steckman (second from right) checks results on election night. Photo credit: Mason City Globe Gazette

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