Congratulations to Kirsten Running-Marquardt who won the special election in House District 33 in Cedar Rapids’ south-side last night.

Unofficial results from the Linn County Auditor’s Office show her winning 78 percent to 22 percent, where she pulled in more than 1500 votes.

Running-Marquardt will make sure that Iowans have better access to affordable health care and education and hopes to improve the local economy after the devistating floods of last summer.

“I think it’s an exciting fresh start for West side of Cedar Rapids,” Running-Marquardt said. “I look forward to tackling how to get more and better local jobs in the area and improve the economy.”

Running-Marquardt, 32, will succeed Rep. Dick Taylor, who resigned earlier this fall.