allows a Democratic candidate to remain on the ballot for an Iowa Senate race in Des Moines is being appealed for a second time. Gary Dickey, a lawyer for former state Rep. Ned Chiodo, said the Iowa Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Chiodo is challenging a decision by District Judge David Christensen, who ruled Wednesday that former state Sen. Tony Bisignano is eligible to run for office despite a conviction for second-offense drunken driving.
Chiodo and Bisignano are running in a Democratic primary June 3 for a Des Moines seat being vacated by Sen. Jack Hatch, who is running for governor. Iowa Assistant Attorney General Nathan Blake is also campaigning in the primary. No Republicans are on the ballot for the District 17 seat, which includes Des Moines’ south side and the Sherman Hill area.