By Steve Peterson
John Kooiker, a Boyden Republican, beat out two other challengers to win the Iowa State House of Representatives seat for District No. 4 on Jan. 6.
Kooiker, in unofficial tallies, had 2,064 votes, or 61.23 percent. Write-in Candidate Dennis Wright of Hull was second with 840 votes. 24.92 percent. Democrat John Buntsma of Orange City had 456 votes.
Kooiker was expected to be sworn in when the legislature reconvenes Monday,