Scott County Legislators on National Popular Vote, Income-Tax Deductibility Print
Commentary/Politics - Iowa Politics
Written by Jeff Ignatius   
Thursday, 26 March 2009 08:55

The River Cities' Reader asked Iowa state legislators from Scott County to answer two questions related to the national popular vote and the deductibility of federal income-tax payments. The deadline to respond was five days after the questions were sent out. All four Republicans responded. Of the five Democrats, only Representative Elesha Gayman responded.

1) Would you vote for Senate File 227 (http://tinyurl.com/c2wa7t: "This bill creates a compact for the state of Iowa whereby the state agrees to certify its electors for president of the United States based on the national popular vote for president, rather than on the popular vote for president within the state") or its equivalent?

Senator Shawn Hamerlinck (R-Davenport): No.

Seantor David Hartsuch (R-Bettendorf): No.

Senator Joe Seng (D-Davenport): Did not respond.

Representative Elesha Gayman (D-Davenport): No.

Representative Jim Lykam (D-Davenport): Did not respond.

Representative Linda Miller (R-Bettendorf): No.

Representative Steven Olson (R-DeWitt): No.

Representative Phyllis Thede (D-Bettendorf): Did not respond.

Representative Cindy Winckler (D-Davenport): Did not respond.

2) Would you vote to eliminate the deductibility of federal income-tax payments in calculating Iowa income-tax liability?

Senator Shawn Hamerlinck (R-Davenport): No.

Seantor David Hartsuch (R-Bettendorf): No.

Senator Joe Seng (D-Davenport): Did not respond.

Representative Elesha Gayman (D-Davenport): No.

Representative Jim Lykam (D-Davenport): Did not respond.

Representative Linda Miller (R-Bettendorf): No.

Representative Steven Olson (R-DeWitt): No.

Representative Phyllis Thede (D-Bettendorf): Did not respond.

Representative Cindy Winckler (D-Davenport): Did not respond.