Brett Nelson

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Brett Nelson
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Former candidate for
Iowa State Senate, District 19
Brett Nelson was a 2014 Independent candidate for District 19 of the Iowa State Senate. He ran unsuccessfully for District 38 of the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012 as a Republican.



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 Jack Whitver defeated Brett H. Nelson in the Republican primary and faced Nelson (I) again in the general election. Nelson filed to run as an Independent on August 13, 2014.[1][2] Incumbent Whitver defeated challenger Nelson in the general election.[3]

Iowa State Senate, District 19 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJack Whitver Incumbent 78.8% 2,362
Brett Nelson 21.2% 635
Total Votes 2,997


See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Nelson ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 38. Nelson lost to incumbent Kevin Koester in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012, and was defeated, as a petition candidate, in the general election that took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 38, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Koester 52.4% 8,331
     Democratic John Phoenix 43.2% 6,868
     Independent Brett Nelson 4.3% 686
Total Votes 15,885
Iowa House of Representatives, District 38 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Koester Incumbent 85.1% 456
Brett H. Nelson 14.9% 80
Total Votes 536

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