The Green Papers: Iowa 2002 Midterm Election
 
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Primary: Tuesday 4 June 2002
Midterm Election: Tuesday 5 November 2002
Governor:1(Term Limit: None; 4-year term)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
2000 Representatives:5(1.15% of 435)
2002 Representatives:5(1.15% of 435)
1990 Census:2,776,831 (1.12% of 248,765,170)
2000 Census:2,931,923 (1.04% of 281,998,273)
Registered Voters (Nov 98):1,763,827
Estimated Voting age population (Jan 98):2,157,000
Capital:Des Moines
Tuesday 4 June 2002 polls close 9:00p CDT (0200 UTC)
Tuesday 5 November 2002 polls close 9:00p CST (0300 UTC)
 

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Iowa State and Local Government


preview re: General Election in IOWA-
Tuesday 5 November 2002

Polls close: 9 PM Central Standard Time
(0300 UTC, Wed 6 Nov)

  • IOWA is electing its Governor in 2002; incumbent Democrat Tom Vilsack is a candidate for re-election as Governor in the General Election.
  • IOWA is electing its U.S. Senator in the "Class 2" seat in 2002; incumbent Democrat Tom Harkin is a candidate for re-election to the Senate in the General Election.
  • IOWA is electing 5 Members of Congress (U.S. House of Representatives) in 2002; the State did not gain nor lose a House seat as a result of the 2000 census.
  • There are no House seats which will have incumbents running against one another in the General Election.

  • Members of Congress currently serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, 107th Congress from the State of IOWA not seeking re-election in the 5 November 2002 General Election:

    Incumbent Party District
    [per 1990
    Apportionment ]
    Reason for not
    seeking re-election
    Greg Ganske Republican CD # 4 Nominee for U.S. Senate

    Open Seats [those in which an incumbent is not running for re-election] in the U.S. House from IOWA in the 5 November 2002 General Election [NOTEóDistricts are those per 2000 Apportionment ]:

    • CD 5

    Uncontested Major Races [for Governor, U.S. Senate or U.S. House] in the 5 November 2002 General Election in IOWA:

    None.
 

Governor  Term Limit: None; 4-year term, Governors

Chair up for election Democrat Governor Tom Vilsack
• Re-elected 5 November 2002
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 5 November 2002
The current Governor is NOT affected by this state's term limit.
Renominated - 4 June 2002 Primary
  Elected Democrat Governor Tom Vilsack
Lieutenant Governor: Sally Pederson
  Candidate Green Jay Robinson
Lieutenant Governor: Holly Jane Hart
  Candidate Libertarian Clyde Cleveland
Lieutenant Governor: Richard Campagna
Endorsement: Natural Law
  Candidate Republican Doug Gross
Lieutenant Governor: Debi Durham

Senate  6-year term, 107th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2
Seat up for election
Democrat Senator Tom Harkin
• Re-elected 5 November 2002
First elected: 1984; re-elected: 1990, 1996; 2002
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 5 November 2002
Renominated - 4 June 2002 Primary
  Elected Democrat Senator Tom Harkin
  Candidate Green Timothy A. "Tim" Harthan
  Candidate Libertarian Richard J. Moore
  Candidate Republican Congressman Greg Ganske

Class 3 Republican Senator Charles Grassley
First elected: 1980; re-elected: 1986, 1992, 1998
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1974, 1976, 1978]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004

107th House of Representatives  2-year term, House (2001-2002)
1992-2000 Congressional Districts for the election of the 107th Congress
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Republicans (3 Renominated, 1 Open);
1 Democrat (1 Renominated)

CD 1 Republican Congressman Jim Leach
• Re-elected 5 November 2002
First elected: 1976
Renominated - 4 June 2002 Primary
 Congressman Leach is a candidate for re-election in the new CD # 2

CD 2 Republican Congressman Jim Nussle
• Re-elected 5 November 2002
First elected: 1990
Renominated - 4 June 2002 Primary
 Congressman Nussle is a candidate for re-election in the new CD # 1

CD 3 Democrat Congressman Leonard L. Boswell
• Re-elected 5 November 2002
First elected: 1996
Renominated - 4 June 2002 Primary
 Congressman Boswell is a candidate for re-election in the new CD # 3

CD 4 Republican Congressman Greg Ganske
First elected: 1994
Open Seat - Nominee for U.S. Senate

CD 5 Republican Congressman Tom Latham
• Re-elected 5 November 2002
First elected: 1994
Renominated - 4 June 2002 Primary
 Congressman Latham is a candidate for re-election in the new CD # 4

108th House of Representatives  2-year term, House (2003-2004)
2002-2010 Congressional Districts for the election of the 108th Congress

CD 1
Seat up for election
  (pending)
Seat up for election: Tuesday 5 November 2002
  Candidate Democrat Ann Hutchinson
  Elected Republican Congressman Jim Nussle
(incumbent CD 2)

CD 2
Seat up for election
  (pending)
Seat up for election: Tuesday 5 November 2002
  Candidate Democrat Julie Thomas
  Candidate Libertarian Kevin Litten
  Elected Republican Congressman Jim Leach
(incumbent in old CD 1)

CD 3
Seat up for election
  (pending)
Seat up for election: Tuesday 5 November 2002
  Elected Democrat Congressman Leonard L. Boswell
  Candidate Libertarian Jeffrey J. Smith
  Candidate Republican Stan Thompson
  Candidate Socialist Workers Edwin B. Fruit

CD 4
Seat up for election
  (pending)
Seat up for election: Tuesday 5 November 2002
  Candidate Democrat John Norris
  Candidate Libertarian Terry L. Wilson
  Candidate One Earth Jim Hennager
  Elected Republican Congressman Tom Latham
incumbent CD 5

CD 5
Seat up for election
  (pending)
Seat up for election: Tuesday 5 November 2002
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Candidate Democrat Paul Shomshor
  Elected Republican Steve King

 


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