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Iowa Senate Ethics Committee holds four-minute meeting on sexual misconduct complaint against Sen. Nate Boulton, dismisses complaint

The Iowa State Senate Ethics Committee unanimously dismissed a sexual harassment complaint against Sen. Nate Boulton on Thursday. The meeting to consider the complaint filed against Boulton by Des Moines attorney Sharon Wegner lasted only four minutes. The committee didn’t examine the merits of Wegner’s complaint, ruling instead that because the alleged incident occurred in […]

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Sen. Nate Boulton says sexual misconduct complaint against him doesn’t ‘ring true’

Sen. Nate Boulton has told the Iowa State Senate Ethics Committee that the woman who accused him of sexual misconduct may be lying, the Associated Press reported on Monday. A complaint filed last month with the committee by Des Moines attorney Sharon Wegner alleges Boulton repeatedly grabbed her buttocks at an East Village bar on […]

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Sexual harassment complaint against Sen. Nate Boulton filed with the Iowa Senate Ethics Committee

State Sen. Nate Boulton dropped out of the race for the Democratic nomination for governor in May, after the Des Moines Register reported three women had accused Boulton of “touching them without their consent,” but rejected calls for him to step down from the Senate. One of those women, Sharon Wegner, has now filed a […]

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Nate Boulton says he’s staying in the Iowa State Senate despite accusations of sexual misconduct

In a statement released late Monday afternoon, Democrat Nate Boulton said he plans to remain in the Iowa State Senate, despite the allegation of sexual misconduct that forced him to drop out of the race for governor in May. “The responsibilities I have to my constituents and as a dedicated advocate for working families across […]

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Hubbell, Wahls and Dejear win, and other notable results from the 2018 primary election

Fred Hubbell won the Democratic nomination for governor with a decisive victory in Tuesday’s primary election. For months it was widely speculated that none of the six Democratic candidates for governor would receive 35 percent of the vote, which would leave the selection of the nominee to the Democratic Party convention. Even though the primary […]

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Democratic candidate for governor Nate Boulton accused of sexual misconduct (Updated)

Update: On Thursday morning, Nate Boulton announced he was suspending his campaign for governor. On Wednesday, the Des Moines Register broke the news that three women have accused Nate Boulton of “touching them without their consent.” Boulton, a first term state senator, is currently running for the Democratic nomination for governor. The Register’s Brianne Pfannenstiel […]

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