Joe Lowe

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Joe Lowe
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Former candidate for
Governor of South Dakota
Prior offices
Mayor, Mission Viejo, California
Place of birthJoplin, Missouri
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Joe Lowe (b. Joplin, Missouri) was a Democratic candidate for Governor of South Dakota in the 2014 elections.


Lowe served as director of the state Wildland Fire Suppression Division from 2001 to 2012. He currently runs an art gallery and leads an emergency management consulting firm.[1]

Lowe was a national Incident Commander for a Type 2 team that responded to incidence of national significance, including large fires in the state and the Missouri River flooding. He served as Mayor of the city of Mission Viejo, California in 1995.[2]


  • Bachelor's, Public Administration



See also: South Dakota gubernatorial election, 2014

Lowe ran for election to the office of Governor of South Dakota. Lowe failed to win the Democratic nomination in the primary.[3]

Primary results

Lowe lost to state representative Susan Wismer.

South Dakota Gubernatorial Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Wismer 55.5% 15,311
Joe Lowe 44.5% 12,283
Total Votes 27,594
Election Results via South Dakota Secretary of State.

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