HULL—Randy Feenstra lived up to his campaign slogan on election night by delivering a victory to his supporters.
The three-term Republican state senator from Hull will be the next representative for Iowa’s 4th Congressional District.
Feenstra defeated Sioux City Democrat J.D. Scholten to officially claim the throne that will be vacated by Steve King whom Feenstra defeated in June’s primary.
“Being at this 22 months, you always dream about what that the finish line looks like, whether it be in sports or anything you want to win,” Feenstra told nwestiowa.com from the Hull Public Library where he delivered his victory speech.
“I’m just happy that the 4th District said we want a proven, effective person that can deliver and I want to show them that I can in Congress. I want to make a difference; I want to be their voice.”
According to unofficial results from the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office, Feenstra captured nearly 62 percent of the vote in the 39-county district. In N’West Iowa, he captured 83 percent of the vote in Lyon County, 78 percent in O’Brien County, 80 percent in Osceola and 85 percent in his native Sioux County.
A little after 11 p.m., Scholten tweeted a message to thank his supporters and staffers.
“Coming up short is always hard whether it’s baseball or an election,” he wrote.
“Thank you to everyone who has shared a personal story with us, welcomed us into their business or on their farm, donated $5 or their time to help us fight for change. The fight doesn’t stop here.”
Read more about the race in the Saturday, Nov. 7, issue of The N’West Iowa REVIEW.