Sami Scheetz elected to Iowa legislature

Some of the election results in Iowa are big upsets.
Published: Nov. 9, 2022 at 6:23 AM CST
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Iowa will welcome its first Arab American to the state legislature this January.

Voters in House District 78, which covers part of Cedar Rapids, elected Sami Scheetz.

He won with 67 percent of the vote over his Republican challenger, Anne Fairchild, who had 32 percent.

“I am looking forward to working with Republicans and Democrats to build a more inclusive Iowa, with an economy that works for all people,” Scheetz said in a media release.

The Cedar Rapids-native will also be one of the youngest members at age 26.