The Associated Press declared Axne the winner Wednesday. She won 49 percent of the votes cast compared to Young's 48 percent.
Axne and Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D-Iowa), who flipped the state's 1st Congressional District in 2018, became the first two women elected to represent Iowa in the House. Axne was one of the nearly two dozen first-term House Democrats that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the pro-business lobbying group, endorsed this cycle.
She serves on the House Agriculture and Financial Services committees and is a member of the New Democrat Coalition, which is a group of pro-economic growth and fiscally responsible Democrats.
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