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/Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 7 June 2022 - Primary. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-8:00p CDT (1200-0100 UTC).
Tuesday 8 November 2022 - General Election. Polling hours reportedly 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.

 
           

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
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 (6)
  Candidate Democratic     former Member of Congress  Abby Finkenauer
First elected: 2018; unsuccessful candidate for re-election: 2020.

FEC S2IA00164
  Candidate Democratic     Mike Franken
  Candidate Democratic     Minden Council Member  Glenn Hurst
FEC S2IA00156
  Candidate Democratic     former Crawford County Supervisor Dave Muhlbauer
FEC S2IA00149; 30 Jun 21; Tot $63,215; Dsb $3,107
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  James M. "Jim" Carlin
FEC S2IA00131; 30 Jun 21; Tot $98,875; Dsb $90,236
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Charles E. "Chuck" Grassley
FEC S0IA00028; 30 Jun 21; Tot $881,756; Dsb $171,142

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

Chair up for regular election 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
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Diedre DeJear
  Candidate Democratic     Katie Geltz
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  RasTafari "Ras" Smith

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 2020, 2024. No Term Limit. 117th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
3 Republican (3 Undetermined);
1 Democratic (1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Ashley Hinson Arenholz
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
aka Ashley Hinson
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Elizabeth "Liz" Mathis
FEC H2IA01089
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Ashley Hinson Arenholz
FEC H0IA01174; 30 Jun 21; Tot $1,443,372; Dsb $630,562

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress Mariannette Jane Miller-Meeks
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (4) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Christina Bohannan
FEC H2IA02111
  Candidate Democratic     Joseph Kerner
FEC H2IA02129
  Candidate Democratic     Jason Rogers
?
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress Mariannette Jane Miller-Meeks
FEC H8IA02043; 30 Jun 21; Tot $1,045,362; Dsb $323,708
 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: "... 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
 Candidate list (4) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Cindy Axne
FEC H8IA03124; 30 Jun 21; Tot $1,292,946; Dsb $273,771
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Mary Ann Hanusa
FEC H2IA03093; 30 Jun 21; Tot $37,794; Dsb $8,135
  Candidate Republican     Nicole Hasso
FEC H2IA03101
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Zach Nunn
FEC H2IA03119

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Randall "Randy" Feenstra
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Randall "Randy" Feenstra
FEC H0IA04145; 30 Jun 21; Tot $679,961; Dsb $207,639

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Secretary of State  Paul D. Pate
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Linn County Auditor  Joel D. Miller
  Candidate Democratic     Clinton County Auditor  Eric Van Lancker

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
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Attorney General  Tom Miller

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

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election 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

Seat up for regular election 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): 4 incumbents, 15 candidates
  Republican: 9 incumbents, 8 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
 
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.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Constitution of the State of Iowa
Election Authority
  Iowa Secretary of State
Democratic
  Iowa Democratic Party
  Iowa House Democrats
  Iowa Senate Democrats
Republican
  Iowa House Republican Caucus
  Iowa Senate Republican Caucus
  Republican Party of Iowa
Third Party
  Constitution Party of Iowa
  Iowa Green Party
  Iowa Green Party
  Iowa Right to Life Committee
  Libertarian Party of Iowa
  The Unity Party of Iowa
Media & others
  Blog for Iowa
  Caucus Iowa
  Dubuque Telegraph Herald
  Fort Madison Daily Democrat
  Globe Gazette - Mason City
  Iowa City Press-Citizen
  Iowa Farmer Today
  Iowa Public Television - Johnston
  Iowa Starting Line
  Kalona News
  KCAU TV - ABC - Sioux City
  KCRG TV - ABC - Cedar Rapids - Iowa City - Dubuque
  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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