The Green Papers: Iowa 2022 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 7 June 2022
✓ General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Friday 18 March 2022 - Filing Deadline - Primary .
Tuesday 7 June 2022 - Primary . Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p CDT (1200-0100 UTC).
Saturday 27 August 2022 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor .
Tuesday 8 November 2022 - General Election . Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p CST (1300-0200 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2020 Census:3,192,406 (1.03% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:6(1.12% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:4(0.92% of 435)
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, 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.

Election Calendar from Iowa Secretary of State.

Primary and General Election Candidate Lists from Iowa Secretary of State.

8 April 2022: The 18 March 2022 filing deadline for Independent and unqualified party candidates is declared unconstitutional. "Accordingly, the Court finds and concludes that Iowa Code § 44.4 and § 45.4 are unconstitutional in violation of Porter's and ILP's rights under the First and Fourteenth Amendments." Iowa v Porter, s.d. 4:19-cv-00241-HCA,

20 April 2022: The Iowa Secretary of State issues an opinion that the filing deadline for Independent and unqualified party candidates is circa 27 August.

7 June 2022 Primary returns from an official source, results from a media source, results from a media source.


General Election Candidate Lists from Iowa Secretary of State.

8 November 2022 General Election returns from the Iowa Secretary of State.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 117th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Republican Senator  Joni K. Ernst
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026

Class 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator  Charles E. "Chuck" Grassley
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
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
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Elected Republican 681,501 56.01% Senator  Charles E. "Chuck" Grassley
FEC S0IA00028; 19 Oct 22; Tot $8,620,073; Dsb $8,298,777
  Candidate Democratic 533,330 43.84% Michael T. "Mike" Franken
FEC S2IA00172; 19 Oct 22; Tot $9,294,742; Dsb $8,686,678
  Candidate Scattering 1,815 0.15% Write-in
Total 1,216,646 100.00%  

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None, All Governors

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  Kimberly K. "Kim" Reynolds
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
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
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in)
  Elected Republican 709,198 58.04% Governor  Kimberly K. "Kim" Reynolds
for Lieutenant Governor: Adam Gregg
  Candidate Democratic 482,950 39.53% Diedre DeJear
for Lieutenant Governor: Clinton County Auditor Eric Van Lancker
  Candidate Libertarian 28,998 2.37% Rick Stewart
for Lieutenant Governor: Marco Battaglia
  Candidate Scattering 718 0.06% Write-in
Total 1,221,864 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election 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

117th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2022, 2024. No Term Limit. 117th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
3 Republican (3 Renominated);
1 Democratic (1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Ashley Hinson Arenholz
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated - Member of Congress Hinson Arenholz is a candidate for re-election in the new CD # 2.
aka Ashley Hinson
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Elected Republican 162,947 53.36% Member of Congress  Mariannette Jane Miller-Meeks
Member of Congress Miller-Meeks, incumbent in the old CD 2, is a candidate for re- election in the new CD # 1.

FEC H8IA02043; 19 Oct 22; Tot $4,594,351; Dsb $3,376,331
  Candidate Democratic 142,173 46.56% state Representative  Christina Bohannan
FEC H2IA02111; 19 Oct 22; Tot $2,949,218; Dsb $2,391,269
  Candidate Scattering 260 0.09% Write-in
Total 305,380 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Mariannette Jane Miller-Meeks
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated - Member of Congress Miller-Meeks is a candidate for re-election in the new CD # 1.
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Elected Republican 172,181 54.08% Member of Congress  Ashley Hinson Arenholz
Member of Congress Hinson Arenholz, incumbent in the old CD 1, is a candidate for re-election in the new CD # 2.

FEC H0IA01174; 19 Oct 22; Tot $6,734,607; Dsb $5,969,882
  Candidate Democratic 145,940 45.84% state Senator  Elizabeth "Liz" Mathis
FEC H2IA01089; 19 Oct 22; Tot $3,977,557; Dsb $3,289,234
  Candidate Scattering 278 0.09% Write-in
Total 318,399 100.00%  
 3 November 2020 General Election: Mariannette Jane Miller-Meeks (Republican) leads Rita Hart (Democratic) by 0.001%-- 6 votes according to the certified vote. Reports state Rita Hart (Democratic) will challenge the results before the U.S. House under the Federal Contested Elections Act.
Notice of Contest.
Reports state that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Democratic, California) will provisionally seat Mariannette Jane Miller-Meeks on 3 January 2021.
3 January 2021: Mariannette Jane Miller-Meeks is seated.
21 January 2021: Member of Congress Marianette Miller-Meeks filed a motion with the House Administration Committee to dismiss Rita Hart's petition.
19 February 2021: The House Administration Committee voted to unanimously approve procedures to hear the challenge.
10 March 2021: The House Administration Committee voted 6-3 to table Miller-Meeks' motion "until the Committee considers the merits of this contested election case".
31 March 2021: Rita Hart-- "... I have made the decision to withdraw my contest before the House Committee on Administration."

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Cindy Axne
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Elected Republican 156,262 50.26% state Senator  Zach Nunn
FEC H2IA03119; 19 Oct 22; Tot $2,376,379; Dsb $2,025,007
  Candidate Democratic 154,117 49.57% Member of Congress  Cindy Axne
FEC H8IA03124; 19 Oct 22; Tot $6,669,349; Dsb $5,977,053
  Candidate Scattering 534 0.17% Write-in
Total 310,913 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Randall "Randy" Feenstra
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Elected Republican 186,467 67.31% Member of Congress  Randall "Randy" Feenstra
FEC H0IA04145; 19 Oct 22; Tot $2,729,393; Dsb $1,734,453
  Candidate Democratic 84,230 30.41% Ryan Michael Appleton Melton
FEC H2IA04141; 19 Oct 22; Tot $48,109; Dsb $40,111
  Candidate Liberty Caucus 6,035 2.18% Bryan Jack Holder
FEC H4IA03149
  Candidate Scattering 276 0.10% Write-in
Total 277,008 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Secretary of State  Paul D. Pate
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Elected Republican 723,250 60.05% Secretary of State  Paul D. Pate
  Candidate Democratic 480,474 39.89% Linn County Auditor  Joel D. Miller
  Candidate Scattering 708 0.06% Write-in
Total 1,204,432 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election 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
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Elected Republican 611,432 50.82% Guthrie County Attorney  Brenna Bird
  Candidate Democratic 590,890 49.11% Attorney General  Tom Miller
  Candidate Scattering 801 0.07% Write-in
Total 1,203,123 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election 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
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Elected Republican 614,943 51.26% state Senator  Roby Smith
  Candidate Democratic 584,021 48.68% Treasurer  Michael L. "Mike" Fitzgerald
  Candidate Scattering 667 0.06% Write-in
Total 1,199,631 100.00%  

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election Democratic Auditor  Rob Sand
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic 600,719 50.09% Auditor  Rob Sand
  Candidate Republican 597,826 49.84% Todd Halbur
  Candidate Scattering 826 0.07% Write-in
Total 1,199,371 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Secretary of Agriculture and Land Stewardship  Mike Naig
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
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
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Elected Republican 730,285 61.13% Secretary of Agriculture and Land Stewardship  Mike Naig
  Candidate Democratic 463,652 38.81% John Norwood
  Candidate Scattering 770 0.06% Write-in
Total 1,194,707 100.00%  
 

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): 4 incumbents, 11 candidates
  Republican: 9 incumbents, 11 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: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Liberty Caucus: 1 candidate
  Right to Life
  Unity
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 11 candidates
 
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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Republican
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Third Party
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  Iowa Green Party
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  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 Public Television - Johnston
  Iowa Starting Line
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  KCAU TV - ABC - Sioux Land Proud - Sioux City
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  KDSM TV - FOX - Des Moines
  KLJB TV - Fox - Davenport
  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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