The Green Papers: Iowa 2019 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

Iowa 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


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, Libertarian, or Republican parties (Iowa's "Political Parties") to participate in the primary election [Iowa Administrative Code §39.3, 43.1, 43.2, 43.3]. Voters can change their party affiliation anytime before election day or at their polling place on election day. Other parties are considered "Non-Party Political Organizations" in Iowa and candidates are nominated by nomination petitions or a nominating convention.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th 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 (6)
  Candidate Democratic     Kimberly Graham
FEC S0IA00168; 30 Jun 19; Tot $8,713; Dsb $2,036
  Candidate Democratic     Theresa Greenfield
FEC S0IA00176; 30 Jun 19; Tot $628,080; Dsb $33,997
  Candidate Democratic     Eddie J. Mauro
FEC S0IA00150; 30 Jun 19; Tot $204,587; Dsb $23,975
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Joni K. Ernst
FEC S4IA00129; 30 Jun 19; Tot $2,815,901; Dsb $740,748
  Candidate Republican     Paul Rieck
FEC S0IA00143
  Candidate Independent     Suzanne Herzog
FEC S0IA00184

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: 2018, 2022. 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]; first elected: 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Elected on a ticket with Governor.

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg
Appointed: 25 May 2017 [Governor Kim Reynolds selected State Public Defender Adam Gregg as her Lieutenant Governor]; first elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
3 Democratic (2 Undetermined, 1 Open);
1 Republican (1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1 Democratic Congressman  Abby Finkenauer
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Abby Finkenauer
FEC H8IA01094; 30 Jun 19; Tot $831,742; Dsb $229,552
  Candidate Republican     Thomas "Tom" Hansen
FEC H0IA01182; 30 Jun 19; Tot $393; Dsb $374
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Ashley Hinson Arenholz
FEC H0IA01174; 30 Jun 19; Tot $337,553; Dsb $37,716
  Candidate Republican     Darren D. White
FEC H0IA01190

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2 Democratic Congressman  David Wayne "Dave" Loebsack
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - 12 April 2019: Announced his retirement.
 Candidate list (5) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Newman Abuissa
  Candidate Democratic     Joseph Kane Baker
FEC H0IA02172
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Rita Hart
FEC H0IA02156; 30 Jun 19; Tot $279,594; Dsb $10,726
  Candidate Republican     Steven Everly
  Candidate Republican     former Illinois Congressman  Robert Todd "Bobby" Schilling
First elected as an Illinois Congressman: 2010; unsuccessful candidate for re-election: 2012; unsuccessful candidate: 2014.

FEC H0IA02164

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3 Democratic Congressman  Cindy Axne
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (5) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Cindy Axne
FEC H8IA03124; 30 Jun 19; Tot $1,020,151; Dsb $198,924
  Candidate Republican     Ankeny Community School District Board Member Bradley Laverne "Brad" Huss
FEC H0IA03212
  Candidate Republican     William J. "Bill" Schafer
FEC H0IA03204; 30 Jun 19; Tot $6,056; Dsb $1,714
  Candidate Republican     Joshua Louis "Josh" Schoenblatt
FEC H0IA03196; 12 May 19; Tot $5,686; Dsb $5,363
  Candidate Republican     former Congressman  David Young
First elected 2014; re-elected: 2016. Unsuccessful candidate for re-election: 2018.

FEC H4IA03115; 30 Jun 19; Tot $362,869; Dsb $33,188

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4 Republican Congressman  Steven A. "Steve" King
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (6) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     James D. "JD" Scholten
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Randall "Randy" Feenstra
FEC H0IA04145; 30 Jun 19; Tot $400,893; Dsb $63,579
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Steven A. "Steve" King
FEC H2IA05072; 30 Jun 19; Tot $153,203; Dsb $161,057
  Candidate Republican     Aaron Thomas Krull
?

FEC H0IA04111
  Candidate Republican     former Mayor of Irwin Bret A. Richards
FEC H0IA04129; 30 Jun 19; Tot $70,780; Dsb $51,200
  Candidate Republican     Woodbury County Supervisor  Jeremy Taylor
FEC H0IA04137; 30 Jun 19; Tot $68,039; Dsb $23,070

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Secretary of State  Paul D. Pate
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Attorney General  Tom Miller
First elected: 1978; re-elected: 1982, 1986; elected again: 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Treasurer Michael L. "Mike" Fitzgerald
First elected: 1982; re-elected: 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Auditor  Rob Sand
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Secretary of Agriculture and Land Stewardship  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Secretary of Agriculture and Land Stewardship  Mike Naig
Appointed: 1 March 2018 (re: Bill Northey's confirmation by the U.S. Senate as Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services); first elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 6 incumbents, 9 candidates
  Republican: 7 incumbents, 17 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian
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.

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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