Iowa Secretary of State incumbent faces competition in 2010 election
DES MOINES, Iowa: The Iowa Secretary of State's office will be decided on by voters in the state on November 2, 2010. The office, currently held by Michael Mauro, a Democrat, has many other nominees besides the incumbent. According to Ballotpedia's Iowa Secretary of State's election's page, the incumbent faces three other opponents in the election. One opponent is Matt Schultz, who is a Bluffs City Councilman. The next is George Eichhorn, a former State Representative. Finally, the other opponent is Chris Sanger, a small business owner. All three opponents are Republicans.
Incumbent Mauro first won election as the state's secretary of state in 2006. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. In the general election contest, Mauro faced Republican challenger Mary Ann Hanusa, winning by 541,234 (53.7%) votes to 467,561 (46.3%) votes.