U.S. Senator (IA-Sr.)

Employer / Organization

Iowa United States Senate

Next Election

Nov 08, 2022

Filing Window

Aug 01, 2022 - Aug 15, 2022

Description

Each of the 50 United States is represented by two United States Senators, and the 100 senators serve in the United States Senate, which along with the United States Congress comprise the entire federal legislative branch of U.S. Government. U.S. Senators are responsible for drafting and voting on federal laws for the United States. The work of preparing and considering legislation is done by standing committees, and in addition there are special committees as well as joint committees (committees with U.S. Representatives and Senators). The U.S. Senate has special duties including the responsibility to confirm major presidential appointments, including Supreme Court Justices. All U.S. treaties with other countries must be approved by a 2/3rds vote in the Senate, and U.S. Senators vote upon impeachment of elected officials, with a 2/3rds vote for impeachment resulting in the removal of office. Congressional bills, after having been passed by the Senate and House of Representatives, must be signed by the president of the United States within 10 days of their submission, or they become law automatically, unless Congress is not in session. If vetoed by the president, a bill may become law only by its repassage by a two-thirds majority in each house. The Constitution requires a regular annual meeting of Congress, which begins on Jan. 3 each year. The proceedings of Congress are recorded in the Congressional Record, and U.S. Senators have offices in Washington D.C. and often in several locations in their home states to address concerns of the citizens they represent. The yearly salary for a United States Senator is $174,000.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the Office of the Iowa Secretary of State to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the required filing forms. 2) Complete the required filing forms and submit the filing forms to the Office of the Iowa Secretary of State. The required forms include an Affidavit of Candidacy, Nominating papers, campaign finance forms and other office specific forms. 3) To run as an independent, candidates must submit filing forms between the 99th and 81st days before the general election in order to appear on the ballot. If you plan to run as a candidate for one of the established political parties, contact the Office of the Iowa Secretary of State or the party office for the filing window and procedures to compete in the party primary. If you have any questions please contact the Office of the Iowa Secretary of State by phone at (515) 281-0145 or by email at sos@sos.iowa.gov. Additionally, the 2016 Indiana Candidate Guide can be found here: https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/candidates/2016gencandguide.pdf

Submit application to:
Iowa Secretary of State, 321 E. 12th St, Des Moines, IA, 50319, US