Challenger Greene Defeats Incumbent Courtney in Senate District 44

Courtney, on the far left, and Greene, sitting to Courtneys right, speaking during a forum in October.

Iowa Republicans picked up another seat in the State Senate as incumbent State Senator and Democrat Tom Courtney was defeated by his Republican Challenger, Tom Greene, 52.5% to 47.3%.

Courtney is a 14 year incumbent. Greene, a Burlington Pharmacist, is a former president of the Burlington School Board.