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U.S. Senate delegation from Iowa

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This page displays current and historical information pertaining to the U.S. Senate delegation from Iowa.

Current members

The current members of the U.S. Senate from Iowa are:


Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
Chuck Grassley
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Iowa 1981January 3, 2017November 8, 2016LinkJohn C. Culver (D)
Tom Harkin
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Iowa 1985January 3, 2015LinkRoger W. Jepsen (R)

Election history


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Class II

Senators in Class II were elected to office in the November 2008 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election. Class II terms run from the beginning of the 111th Congress on January 3, 2009, to the end of the 113th Congress on January 3, 2015.

2008
On November 4, 2008, Tom Harkin won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Christopher Reed (R) in the general election.[1]

U.S. Senate, Iowa General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTom Harkin incumbent 62.7% 941,665
     Republican Christopher Reed 37.3% 560,006
Total Votes 1,501,671

2002
On November 5, 2002, Tom Harkin won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Greg Ganske (R), Richard J. Moore (L), Timothy A. Harthan (Iowa Green Party) in the general election.[2]

U.S. Senate, Iowa General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTom Harkin incumbent 54.2% 554,278
     Republican Greg Ganske 43.8% 447,892
     Libertarian Richard J. Moore 0.9% 8,864
     Green Timothy A. Harthan 1.1% 11,340
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 701
Total Votes 1,023,075

1996
On November 5, 1996, Tom Harkin won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Jim Lightfoot (R), Fred Gratzon (Natural Law), Sue Atkinston (Nomination by Petition), Joe Sulentic (Nomination by Petition) and Shirley E. Pena (Socialist Workers) in the general election.[3]

U.S. Senate, Iowa General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTom Harkin incumbent 51.8% 634,166
     Republican Jim Lightfoot 46.7% 571,807
     Natural Law Fred Gratzon 0.3% 4,248
     Nomination by Petition Sue Atkinson 0.8% 9,768
     Nomination by Petition Joe Sulentic 0.2% 1,941
     Socialist Workers Shirley E. Pena 0.2% 1,844
     N/A Write-in 0% 280
Total Votes 1,224,054

Class III

Senators in Class III were elected to office in the November 2010 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election. Class III terms run from the beginning of the 112th Congress on January 3, 2011, to the end of the 114th Congress on January 3, 2017.

2010
On November 2, 2010, Grassley won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Roxanne Conlin (D) and John Heiderscheit (L) in the general election.[4]

U.S. Senate, Iowa General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChuck Grassley Incumbent 64.4% 718,215
     Democratic Roxanne Conlin 33.3% 371,686
     Libertarian John Heiderscheit 2.3% 25,290
Total Votes 1,115,191

2004
On November 2, 2004, Chuck Grassley won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Arthur Small (D), Christy Ann Welty (L), Daryl A. Northrop (G) and Edwin Fruit (Socialist Workers) in the general election.[5]

U.S. Senate, Iowa General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChuck Grassley incumbent 70.2% 1,038,175
     Democratic Arthur Small 27.9% 412,365
     Libertarian Christy Ann Welty 1% 15,218
     Green Daryl A. Northrop 0.8% 11,121
     Socialist Workers Edwin Fruit 0.1% 1,874
     N/A Write-in 0% 475
Total Votes 1,479,228

1998
On November 3, 1998, Chuck Grassley won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated David Osterberg (D), Susan Marcus (Natural Law) and Margaret Trowe (Socialist Workers) in the general election.[6]

U.S. Senate, Iowa General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChuck Grassley incumbent 68.4% 648,480
     Democratic Davis Osterberg 30.5% 289,049
     Natural Law Susan Marcus 0.8% 7,561
     Socialist Workers Margaret Trowe 0.3% 2,542
     N/A Write-in 0% 275
Total Votes 947,907

1992
On November 3, 1992, Chuck Grassley won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Jean Lloyd-Jones (D), Stuart Zimmerman (Natural Law), Carl Eric Olsen (Grass Roots), Cleve Andrew Pulley (Socialist Workers), Sue Atkinson (Nominated by Petition), Mel Boring (Nominated by Petition), Roseanne Freeburg (Nominated by Petition) and Richard O'Dell Hughes (Nominated by Petition) in the general election.[7]

U.S. Senate, Iowa General Election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChuck Grassley incumbent 69.6% 899,761
     Democratic Jean Lloyd-Jones 27.2% 351,561
     Natural Law Stuart Zimmerman 1.3% 16,403
     Grass Roots Carl Eric Olsen 0.3% 3,404
     Socialist Workers Cleve Andrew Pulley 0.1% 1,370
     Independent Sue Atkinson 0.5% 6,277
     Independent Mel Boring 0.4% 5,508
     Independent Roseanne Freeburg 0.4% 4,999
     Independent Richard O'Dell Hughes 0.2% 2,918
     N/A Write-in 0% 293
Total Votes 1,292,494

1986
On November 4, 1986, Chuck Grassley won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated John P. Roehrick (D) and John Masters (Nominated by Petition) in the general election.[8]

U.S. Senate, Iowa General Election, 1986
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChuck Grassley incumbent 66.1% 588,880
     Democratic John P. Roehrick 33.6% 299,406
     Independent John Masters 0.3% 2,270
     Independent Write-in 0% 106
Total Votes 890,662

1980
On November 4, 1980, Chuck Grassley won election to the United States Senate. He defeated John Culver (D), Robert V. Hengerer (L), Garry De Young (Nominated by Petition) and John Ingram Henderson (Nominated by Petition) in the general election.[9]

U.S. Senate, Iowa General Election, 1980
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChuck Grassley 53.5% 683,014
     Democratic John Culver 45.5% 581,545
     Libertarian Robert V. Hengerer 0.3% 4,233
     Independent Garry De Young 0.5% 5,858
     Independent John Ingram Henderson 0.2% 2,336
Total Votes 1,276,986

Historical members

Historical Representation to the US Senate by Party from Iowa
Party Total
     Democratic 11
     Republican 26
Total Senators 37
Class 2 Senators from Iowa
Senator Years Served Party
George W. Jones Democratic 1848-1859
James W. Grimes Republican 1859-1869
James B. Howell Republican 1870-1871
George G. Wright Republican 1871-1877
Samuel J. Kirkwood Republican 1877-1881
James W. McDill Republican 1881-1883
James F. Wilson Republican 1883-1895
John H. Gear Republican 1895-1900
Jonathan P. Dolliver Republican 1900-1910
Lafayette Young Republican 1910-1911
William S. Kenyon Republican 1911-1922
Charles A. Rawson Republican 1922-1922
Smith W. Brookhart Republican 1922-1926
Daniel F. Steck Democratic 1926-1931
Lester J. Dickinson Republican 1931-1937
Clyde L. Herring Democratic 1937-1943
George A. Wilson Republican 1943-1949
Guy M. Gillette Democratic 1949-1955
Thomas E. Martin Republican 1955-1961
Jack R. Miller Republican 1961-1973
Richard C. Clark Democratic 1973-1979
Roger W. Jepsen Republican 1979-1985
Tom Harkin Democratic 1985-Present
Class 3 Senators from Iowa
Senator Years Served Party
Augustus C. Dodge Democratic 1848-1855
James Harlan Republican 1855-1865
Samuel J. Kirkwood Republican 1866-1867
James Harlan Republican 1867-1873
William B. Allison Republican 1873-1908
Albert B. Cummins Republican 1908-1926
David W. Stewart Republican 1926-1927
Smith W. Brookhart Republican 1927-1933
Richard L. Murphy Democratic 1933-1936
Guy M. Gillette Democratic 1936-1945
Bourke B. Hickenlooper Republican 1945-1969
Harold E. Hughes Democratic 1969-1975
John C. Culver Democratic 1975-1981
Chuck Grassley Republican 1981-Present

See also

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