Shawn Dietz

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Shawn Dietz
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Former candidate for
Iowa State Senate, District 27
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Shawn Dietz was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 27 of the Iowa State Senate.
This candidate ran in a "race to watch" in one of the 20 chambers identified by Ballotpedia as a battleground chamber.

The Iowa Senate had a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of two seats, which amounts to 8 percent of the chamber. In 2012, when 26 seats were up for election, a total of 12 districts were competitive or mildly competitive. One of those districts, District 49, was up for election again in 2014. That district had a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.


Dietz's professional experience includes serving as the mayor of Hampton, Iowa.[1]



See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Iowa State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Amanda Ragan was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Shawn Dietz defeated Timothy Junker in the Republican primary. Ragan faced Dietz in the general election.[2][3] Incumbent Ragan defeated Dietz in the general election.[4]

Iowa State Senate, District 27 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAmanda Ragan Incumbent 56.3% 12,898
     Republican Shawn Dietz 43.7% 10,012
     Write-in Write-in 0.1% 17
Total Votes 22,927
Iowa State Senate, District 27 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngShawn Dietz 61.5% 1,938
Timothy Junker 38.5% 1,212
Total Votes 3,150

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