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Bohannan defeats a 20-year incumbent, Kunkel wins in a landslide and Greenfield carries Johnson and Linn Counties in her primary victory

Christina Bohannan, a first-time candidate for public office, defeated long-time incumbent Vicki Lensing in the Democratic primary for Iowa House District 85. Bohannan, who is the Lauridsen Family Fellow in Law and director of the Master of Studies in Law program at the University of Iowa School of Law, won with 66 percent of the […]

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Letter to the editor from Christina Bohannan: Why I’m running

By Christina Bohannan, Iowa House District 85 candidate The upcoming primary election is a pivotal moment for Iowa City. There is a lot at stake. The coronavirus has laid bare and magnified preexisting inequities — inequities brought about by the state legislature’s disinvestment in education, health care, civil rights, worker rights and more. Our beloved […]

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Letter to the editor: Lensing vs. Bohannan

By Anne Marie Kraus, Iowa City The very fact that Christina Bohannan is running against incumbent Vicki Lensing for Iowa House of Representatives District 85 proves that there are two fundamental things Bohannan does not understand about how it works in the State House: 1) In today’s political climate, the only way to achieve effective […]

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District 85 candidates Vicki Lensing and Christina Bohannan will discuss the issues on Thursday in a League of Women Voter’s forum

On Thursday afternoon, the Johnson County League of Women Voters is holding its third virtual forum featuring candidates in the June 2 primary. This third forum will feature the two Democrats running in Iowa House of Representative District 85, Christina Bohannan and Vicki Lensing. Lensing, co-owner of Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, has represented the […]

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Letter to the editor from Mazahir Salih: Christina Bohannan will be an energetic and passionate voice for the whole community

By Mazahir Salih, Iowa City Council member and Mayor Pro Tem Dear Iowa City voters, Please join me in voting for Christina Bohannan for Iowa House of Representatives District 85. Christina is an energetic and passionate leader. She has broad experience as a law professor, an environmental engineer, and an advocate for diversity, equity and […]

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Letter to the editor: Moms Demand Action designates Christina Bohannan as a Gun Sense Candidate

Congratulations to Democratic State House candidate Christina Bohannan, who has just been awarded the “Gun Sense Candidate” distinction by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. The designation is awarded on a nonpartisan basis to candidates for public office who have demonstrated that they will govern with gun safety in mind. While not an […]

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