Iowa's 3rd Congressional District

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Iowa's 3rd Congressional District
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Current incumbentTom Latham Republican Party
Population770,819
Gender49.2% Male, 50.8% Female
Race90% White, 3.7% Black, 2.6% Asian
Ethnicity6.3% Hispanic
Unemployment6.6%
Median household income$54,641
High school graduation rate91.5%
College graduation rate31.1%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Iowa's 3rd Congressional District currently covers an area in the southeastern corner of Iowa. Polk, Dallas, Guthrie, Warren, Madison, Adair, Cass, Pottawattamie, Mills, Fremont, Page, Montgomery, Taylor, Adams, Union and Ringgold counties are included in this district.[1]

The current representative of the 3rd Congressional District is Tom Latham (R).

Elections

2014

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See also: Iowa's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

The 3rd Congressional District of Iowa will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Note: The Republican nomination was decided by a convention after none of the six candidates reached the 35 percent threshold in the primary required to make the general election ballot.[11][12]

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Considered but withdrew

Declined to run

2012

See also: Iowa's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

The 3rd Congressional District of Iowa held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent from the 4th District, Tom Latham won the election in the district.[22]

U.S. House, Iowa District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Latham Incumbent 52.3% 202,000
     Democratic Leonard Boswell Incumbent 43.7% 168,632
     Independent David Rosenfeld 1.6% 6,286
     Independent Scott G. Batcher 2.4% 9,352
Total Votes 386,270
Source: Iowa Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Leonard L. Boswell won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Brad Zaun (R) and Rebecca Williamson (Socialist Workers) in the general election.[23]

U.S. House, Iowa District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLeonard L. Boswell incumbent 50.7% 122,147
     Republican Brad Zaun 46.5% 111,925
     Socialist Workers Rebecca Williamson 2.6% 6,258
     N/A Write-In 0.2% 426
Total Votes 240,756

2008
On November 4, 2008, Leonard L. Boswell won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Kim Schmett (R) and Frank V. Forrestal (Socialist Workers Party) in the general election.[24]

U.S. House, Iowa District 3 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLeonard L. Boswell incumbent 56.4% 176,904
     Republican Jim Schmett 42.1% 132,136
     Socialist Workers Party Frank V. Forrestal 1.5% 4,599
Total Votes 313,639

2006
On November 7, 2006, Leonard L. Boswell won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jeff Lamberti (R) and Helen Meyers (Socialist Workers) in the general election.[25]

U.S. House, Iowa District 3 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLeonard L. Boswell incumbent 51.9% 115,769
     Republican Jeff Lamberti 46.5% 103,722
     Socialist Workers Helen Meyers 1.6% 3,591
Total Votes 223,082

2004
On November 2, 2004, Leonard L. Boswell won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Stan Thompson (R) in the general election.[26]

U.S. House, Iowa District 3 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLeonard L. Boswell incumbent 55.2% 168,007
     Republican Stan Thompson 44.7% 136,099
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 213
Total Votes 304,319

2002
On November 5, 2002, Leonard L. Boswell won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Stan Thompson (R), Jeffrey J. Smith (L) and Edwin B. Fruit (Socialist Workers Party) in the general election.[27]

U.S. House, Iowa District 3 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLeonard L. Boswell incumbent 53.4% 115,367
     Republican Stan Thompson 45% 97,285
     Libertarian Jeffrey J. Smith 1.2% 2,689
     Socialist Workers Party Edwin B. Fruit 0.3% 569
     N/A Write-in 0% 75
Total Votes 215,985

2000
On November 7, 2000, Leonard L. Boswell won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jay Marcus (R), Joe Seehusen (L), Sue Atkinson (I) and Jim Hennager (Earth Federation) in the general election.[28]

U.S. House, Iowa District 3 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLeonard L. Boswell incumbent 64.2% 156,327
     Republican Jay Marcus 34.4% 83,810
     Libertarian Joe Seehusen 0.9% 2,263
     Independent Sue Atkinson 0.3% 851
     Earth Federation Jim Hennager 0% 112
Total Votes 243,363

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 3rd Congressional District of Iowa after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Iowa

In 2011, the Iowa State Legislature re-drew the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.

See also

External links

References

  1. Iowa Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  2. Des Moines Register, "Des Moines teacher seeks to oust Congressman Latham in 3rd District GOP primary," accessed December 2, 2013
  3. Des Moines Register, "Elections chief Matt Schultz jumps into race for Congress," accessed February 5, 2014
  4. Facebook, "Matt Schultz," accessed January 28, 2014
  5. Roll Call, "Iowa Republican Drops Senate Bid, Will Run for Open House Seat," accessed January 2, 2014
  6. The Iowa Republican, "Grassley Chief of Staff David Young set to enter U.S. Senate race," May 23, 2013
  7. Des Moines Register, "State Sen. Brad Zaun: I’ll definitely enter 3rd Congressional District race soon," accessed January 22, 2014
  8. Iowa Republican, "Robert Cramer Announces his Candidacy for Congress," accessed February 3, 2014
  9. Des Moines Register, "GOP’s Robert Cramer jumps into Des Moines-area U.S. House race," accessed February 3, 2014
  10. KMA Land, "Shaw formally entering Congressional race this week," accessed February 3, 2014
  11. Quad City Times, "Iowa 3rd District GOP race will go to convention," accessed June 3, 2014
  12. Iowa Republican, "Shocker: David Young wins GOP Nomination on Fifth Ballot (VIDEO ADDED)," accessed June 23, 2014
  13. Des Moines Register "Democrat Staci Appel opts against challenging Tom Latham for Congress" accessed April 16, 2013
  14. Roll Call "Democratic Recruit Files to Challenge Latham #IA03" accessed July 9, 2013
  15. Roll Call, "DCCC uses inauguration to tout potential house recruits," January 22, 2013
  16. Omaha World Herald "Democrat to seek Iowa's 3rd District House seat" accessed February 28, 2012
  17. Daily Kos "Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: It begins: The first fundraising numbers of 2013 are here" accessed April 16, 2013
  18. Roll Call "Iowa: Democrat Sherzan Drops Bid to Challenge Latham" accessed July 9, 2013
  19. Des Moines Register, "One more woman in DM-area congressional race?," accessed February 4, 2014
  20. Des Moines Register, "GOP’s Brenna Findley rules out run for Congress this year," accessed February 4, 2014
  21. Des Moines Register, "State Rep. Mary Ann Hanusa will not run for Congress," accessed January 22, 2014
  22. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Iowa"
  23. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  25. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  26. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  27. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  28. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013