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2018 Iowa elections

2018 Iowa elections

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The Iowa elections, 2018 were held in the U.S. state of Iowa on November 6, 2018. A closed primary election was held on June 5, 2018.[1] All of Iowa's executive officers were up for election as well as all four of Iowa's seats in the United States House of Representatives, 25 (half) of the seats in the Iowa Senate, and all 100 seats in the Iowa House of Representatives.

Governorship

Incumbent Republican Governor Terry Branstad, who has served for two consecutive and six total terms as Iowa Governor, resigned to be the United States Ambassador to China in 2017.[2] Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds assumed the governorship and was seeking a full term.

Results

Iowa gubernatorial election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kim Reynolds (incumbent) 667,275 50.3
Democratic Fred Hubbell 630,986 47.5
Libertarian Jake Porter 21,427 1.6
Independent Gary Siegwarth 7,463 0.6
n/a Write-ins 488 0.0
Total votes 1,327,638 100.0
Republican hold

Attorney General

Incumbent Democratic Attorney General Tom Miller has served in the position since 1995, and previously from 1979 to 1991. The Republican Party did not nominate anyone, but the Libertarian Party nominated Marco Battaglia

Democratic primary

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Miller (incumbent) 157,483 99.7
Democratic Write-ins 546 0.3
Total votes 158,029 100.0

General election

Results[edit]

Iowa Attorney General election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Miller (incumbent) 880,531 76.5
Libertarian Marco Battaglia 262,131 22.8
n/a Write-ins 8,237 0.7
Total votes 1,150,899 100.0
Democratic hold

Secretary of State

Democratic primary

  • Deidre DeJear
  • Jim Mowrer

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Deidre DeJear 82,221 51.1
Democratic Jim Mowrer 78,409 48.7
Democratic Write-ins 312 0.2
Total votes 160,942 100.0

Republican primary

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Paul D. Pate (incumbent) 88,303 99.6
Republican Write-ins 327 0.4
Total votes 88,630 100.0

General election

Endorsements[edit]

Deidre DeJear (D)
Former U.S. Executive Branch officials

Results[edit]

Iowa Secretary of State election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Paul Pate (incumbent) 685,780 52.7
Democratic Deidre DeJear 583,774 44.9
Libertarian Jules Ofenbakh 30,881 2.4
n/a Write-ins 482 0.0
Total votes 1,300,917
Republican hold

Treasurer

Incumbent Democratic State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald, who has served in the position since 1983, ran for reelection to a tenth term in office.[4] Fitzgerald was unopposed in the primary and does not have a Republican challenger, however does have a challenger from the Libertarian party.

Democratic primary

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michael L. Fitzgerald (incumbent) 156,225 51.1
Democratic Write-ins 444 0.2
Total votes 156,669 100.0

General election

Results[edit]

Iowa State Treasurer election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michael L. Fitzgerald (incumbent) 710,426 54.8
Republican Jeremy Davis 553,691 42.7
Libertarian Tim Hird 31,268 2.4
n/a Write-ins 465 0.1
Total votes 1,295,850 100.0
Democratic hold

Auditor

Incumbent Auditor Mary Mosiman, who has served since 2013 was eligible for re-election and was unopposed in the Republican primary. Attorney Rob Sand won the Democratic Primary.

Democratic primary

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rob Sand 147,840 99.6
Democratic Write-ins 550 0.4
Total votes 148,390 100.0

Republican primary

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mary Mosiman (incumbent) 85,207 99.7
Republican Write-ins 278 0.3
Total votes 88,630 100.0

General election

Results[edit]

Iowa State Auditor election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rob Sand 660,169 51.0
Republican Mary Mosiman (incumbent) 601,320 46.4
Libertarian Fred Perryman 33,421 2.6
n/a Write-ins 458 0.0
Total votes 1,295,368 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

Secretary of Agriculture

Republican Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey had served in the position since 2007. Northey was considering running for Iowa Governor, but after Governor Terry Branstad was nominated to be Ambassador to China he announced he would not run.[5][6] Northey had not ruled out running for reelection in 2018, but he said he would be willing to serve as Lieutenant Governor instead if asked.[7] In 2018, he was nominated by President Donald Trump to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services and has since ruled out reelection. The office is currently held by Mike Naig, serving in an acting capacity.

Democratic primary

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tim Gannon 148,258 99.5
Democratic Write-ins 710 0.5
Total votes 148,968 100.0

Republican primary

  • Ray Gaesser, farmer and soybean producer
  • Chad Ingels
  • Craig Lang, former president of the Farm Bureau
  • Mike Naig, incumbent
  • Dan Zumbach, State Senator

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Naig (incumbent) 30,870 34.7
Republican Dan Zumbach 18,938 21.3
Republican Craig Lang 16,514 18.6
Republican Ray Gaesser 14,437 16.2
Republican Chad Ingels 7,915 8.9
Republican Write-ins 210 0.3
Total votes 88,884 100.0

General election

Endorsements[edit]

Tim Gannon (D)
Former U.S. Executive Branch officials

Results[edit]

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Naig (incumbent) 651,552 50.3
Democratic Tim Gannon 602,916 46.6
Libertarian Rick Stewart 38,965 3.0
n/a Write-ins 597 0.1
Total votes 1,294,030 100.0
Republican hold

United States House of Representatives

All of Iowa's four seats in the United States House of Representatives were up for election in 2018.

Iowa General Assembly

The 25 odd-numbered Iowa Senate seats were up for election in 2018, as were all 100 Iowa House seats.

References

  1. ^ "Candidate List - Certified June 5, 2018 Primary Election" (PDF). Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  2. ^ Rucker, Philip; Denyer, Simon (December 7, 2016). "Trump picks Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad — a 'friend' of China's leader — as Beijing ambassador". The Washington Post. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Barack Obama [@BarackObama] (August 1, 2018). "Today I'm proud to endorse such a wide and impressive array of Democratic candidates – leaders as diverse, patriotic, and big-hearted as the America they're running to represent:" (Tweet). Retrieved August 1, 2018 – via Twitter.
  4. ^ Petroski, William (March 7, 2016). "Iowa Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald will seek 10th term". The Des Moines Register. Retrieved July 15, 2016.
  5. ^ Borg, Dean (April 22, 2016). "Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey". Iowa Public Television. Retrieved July 15, 2016.
  6. ^ Henderson, O. Kay (December 7, 2016). "Branstad calls ambassadorship 'extraordinary opportunity…new mission'". Radio Iowa. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  7. ^ Henderson, O. Kay (December 10, 2016). "Northey would be interested in lieutenant governor role". Radio Iowa. Retrieved March 22, 2017.

External links

Official Attorney General campaign websites
Official Secretary of State campaign websites
Official State Auditor campaign websites
Official Secretary of Agriculture campaign websites


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