The Green Papers: Iowa 2017 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:3,053,787 (0.99% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:6(1.12% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:4(0.92% of 435)
Capital:Des Moines
 

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Iowa State and Local Government


Under State law, a candidate in a Primary must receive at least 35% of the vote in that Primary to win a Party's nomination. If no candidate receives 35% in the Primary, the nominee is chosen by the State Convention of the Party.

Voters must be registered voters of either the Democratic or Republican Party to participate in the primary election. Voters can change their party affiliation anytime before election day or at their polling place on election day.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Republican Senator  Joni K. Ernst
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Joni K. Ernst
FEC S4IA00129

Class 3 Republican Senator  Charles E. "Chuck" Grassley
First elected: 1980; re-elected: 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004, 2010, 2016.
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1974, 1976, 1978]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Charles E. "Chuck" Grassley
FEC S0IA00028

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: None, All Governors

  Republican Governor  Kimberly K. "Kim" Reynolds
Ascended to the Governor's Chair: 24 May 2017 [re: Governor Terry E. Branstad (Republican) resignation to become Ambassador to China].
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (12)
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Nate Boulton
  Candidate Democratic     Cathy Glasson
  Candidate Democratic     Fred Hubbell
    Democratic     former Director of Iowa's Department of Natural Resources Richard "Rich" Leopold - apparently not a candidate
7 June 2017: Suspending operations.
  Candidate Democratic     Andy McGuire
  Candidate Democratic     former Des Moines School Board President Jon Neiderbach
  Candidate Democratic     John Norris
    Democratic     state Representative  Todd Prichard - apparently not a candidate
15 August 2017: Suspended his campaign.
  Candidate Democratic     former Iowa City Mayor Wilburn Wilburn
  Candidate Republican     Cedar Rapids Mayor  Ron Corbett
  Candidate Republican     Boone City Councilman  Steven Paul Ray
  Candidate Libertarian     Marco Battaglia
  Candidate Libertarian     Jake Porter
  Candidate Independent     Brent Roske
  

Governor Terry E. Branstad (Republican) resigned on 24 May 2017. The Governor was nominated on 7 December 2016 by President-elect Trump to be Ambassador to China, accepted the nomination on 13 December 2016, and on 23 May 2017 was confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 82-13. Governor Branstad served as Governor from 1983 to 1999 and 2011 to 2017, 22 years in all and was last elected in 2014.


Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Elected on a ticket with Governor.

  Republican Lieutenant Governor  Adam Gregg
Appointed: 25 May 2017 [re: Lieutenant Governor Kimberly K. "Kim" Reynolds ascension to the Governor's Chair on 24 May 2017].
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 

Lieutenant Governor Kimberly K. "Kim" Reynolds (Republican), who was first elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014, ascended to the Governor's Chair on 24 May 2017 after Governor Terry E. Branstad (Republican) resigned [re: appointment as Ambassador to China in the Trump Administration].
On 25 May 2017, Governor Kim Reynolds selected State Public Defender Adam Gregg as her Lieutenant Governor.


115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
3 Republican (3 Undetermined);
1 Democratic (1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1 Republican Congressman  Rodney Leland "Rod" Blum
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Abby Finkenauer
FEC H8IA01094; 30 Sep 17; Tot $308,120; Dsb $139,534
  Candidate Democratic     Thomas Heckroth
FEC H8IA01128; 30 Sep 17; Tot $133,822; Dsb $28,526
  Candidate Democratic     George Ramsey
FEC H8IA01110; 30 Sep 17; Tot $7,204; Dsb $6,845
  Candidate Democratic     Courtney L. Rowe
FEC H8IA01102; 30 Sep 17; Tot $2,912; Dsb $1,402
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Rodney Leland "Rod" Blum
FEC H2IA01055; 30 Sep 17; Tot $937,043; Dsb $100,831

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2 Democratic Congressman  David Wayne "Dave" Loebsack
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  David Wayne "Dave" Loebsack
FEC H6IA02146; 30 Sep 17; Tot $799,514; Dsb $260,755
  Candidate Republican     Christopher "Chris" Peters
FEC H6IA02161; 30 Sep 17; Tot $35,807; Dsb $17,212

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3 Republican Congressman David Young
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (8) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Cindy Axne
FEC H8IA03124; 30 Jun 17; Tot $81,147; Dsb $7,359
  Candidate Democratic     Pete D'Alessandro
FEC H8IA03173; 30 Sep 17; Tot $48,905; Dsb $22,283
  Candidate Democratic     Austin Ronald Frerick
FEC H8IA03165; 30 Sep 17; Tot $15,659; Dsb $10,230
  Candidate Democratic     Theresa A. Greenfield
FEC H8IA03157; 30 Sep 17; Tot $200,263; Dsb $52,611
  Candidate Democratic     Paul Knupp, Jr.
FEC H8IA03140; 30 Sep 17; Tot $6,458; Dsb $4,220
  Candidate Democratic     Eddie J. Mauro
FEC H8IA03181
  Candidate Democratic     Heather A. Ryan
FEC H8IA03132
    Democratic     Anna Ryon - apparently not a candidate
20 June 2017: Suspended campaign.

FEC H8IA03116; 18 Jul 17; Tot $5,996; Dsb $5,996
    Democratic     Michael Thomas "Mike" Sherzan - apparently not a candidate
13 April 2017: Dropped out.

FEC H4IA03057; 30 Jun 17; Tot $60,712; Dsb $60,712
  Candidate Republican     Congressman David Young
FEC H4IA03115; 30 Sep 17; Tot $652,715; Dsb $110,096

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4 Republican Congressman  Steven A. "Steve" King
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
    Democratic     Dirk J. Deam - apparently not a candidate
FEC H8IA04098; 30 Jun 17; Tot $2,583; Dsb $2,583
  Candidate Democratic     Leann Jacobsen
FEC H8IA04114; 30 Sep 17; Tot $55,075; Dsb $16,872
  Candidate Democratic     Ryan Meyers
FEC H8IA04080
  Candidate Democratic     John Joseph Paschen
FEC H8IA04122; 30 Sep 17; Tot $12,336; Dsb $440
  Candidate Democratic     James D. Scholten
FEC H8IA04106; 30 Sep 17; Tot $40,143; Dsb $32,550
  Candidate Democratic     Kimberly "Kim" Weaver
FEC H6IA04134; 30 Sep 17; Tot $202,902; Dsb $198,702
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Steven A. "Steve" King
FEC H2IA05072; 30 Jun 17; Tot $92,685; Dsb $172,467

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Secretary of State  Paul D. Pate
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Deidre DeJear
  Candidate Democratic     Jim Mowrer

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Attorney General  Tom Miller
First elected: 1978; re-elected: 1982, 1986; elected again: 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Treasurer Michael L. "Mike" Fitzgerald
First elected: 1982; re-elected: 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Auditor  Mary Mosiman
Appointed: 13 May 2013 re: resignation of Auditor David A. "Dave" Vaudt. First elected: 2014.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Secretary of Agriculture and Land Stewardship  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Secretary of Agriculture and Land Stewardship  Bill Northey
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 3 incumbents, 26 candidates
  Republican: 10 incumbents, 8 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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Republican
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Third Party
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  Iowa Green Party
  Iowa Right to Life Committee
  Libertarian Party of Iowa
  The Unity Party of Iowa
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  Dubuque Telegraph Herald
  Fort Madison Daily Democrat
  Globe Gazette - Mason City
  Iowa City Press-Citizen
  Iowa Farmer Today
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  Iowa Starting Line
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  KCAU TV - ABC - Sioux City
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  KDSM TV - FOX - Des Moines
  KLJB TV - Fox - Davenport
  KMEG TV - CBS - Sioux City
  Politics1.com - Iowa
  Quad-Cities - Dispatch/Argus/Leader - Moline - Rock Island - Davenport
  Quad-City Times
  Radio Iowa
  Sioux City Journal
  The Bloomfield Democrat
  The Daily Nonpareil - Council Bluffs
  The Des Moines Register
  The Gazette - Cedar Rapids
  The Gazette - Cedar Rapids
  The Iowa Republican
  The Iowa Republican - Brooklyn
  The Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier
  WHO TV - NBC - Des Moines

 


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