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<p align="justify">''Located in the Midwest region of the United States, Iowa is landlocked by the Mississippi River, Missouri River, Wisconsin, Illinois, South Dakota, Missouri, Nebraska and Minnesota. Nicknamed the “Hawkeye State,” Iowa is the 30th most populous of the 50 United States and has been one of the safest states in which to live. The capital and largest city is Des Moines. Currently, Iowa has two members of the U.S. Senate, a total of four members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 100 members of the Iowa House of Representatives and 25 members of the Iowa State Senate. As of September 2013, Iowa is one of 13 states that is under divided government and does not have a state government trifecta.''</p></td></tr>
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<td><center>''[[Iowa elections, 2013|No regularly scheduled elections in Iowa.]]<br/>Exceptions include special elections.<br/><hr>'''[[Portal:Elections|Find current U.S. election news and links here]].'''''</center></td></tr></table>
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<td><center>[[Voting in Iowa|Important voting information]]  •<br>  [[Absentee voting#Absentee voting|Absentee voting]]  •  [[Early voting#Early voting|Early voting]]  •  [[State Blue Books|Blue Book]]  <br>  [[Redistricting in Iowa|Redistricting]]  •  [[Iowa vote fraud|Vote fraud]] <hr>''For more information on voting in Iowa,'' '''''[[Voting in Iowa|click here]].'''''<br></center></td></tr></table>
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'''State executives'''<br>
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'''Elected:'''&nbsp;[[Governor of Iowa|Governor]] •
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[[Lieutenant Governor of Iowa|Lieutenant Governor]] •
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[[Iowa Attorney General|Attorney General]] •
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[[Iowa Auditor of State|Auditor of State]] •
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[[Iowa Secretary of Agriculture|Secretary of Agriculture]] •
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[[Iowa Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] •<br />
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'''Appointed:'''&nbsp;[[Iowa Treasurer|Treasurer]] •
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[[Iowa Commissioner of Insurance|Commissioner of Insurance]] • 
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[[Iowa Director of Natural Resources|Director of Natural Resources]] •
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[[Iowa Commissioner of Labor|Commissioner of Labor]] •
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[[Iowa Chair of Utilities|Chair of Utilities]]
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'''State legislature'''<br>
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<center>{{Congdelegationlists|Chamber=Senate|State=Iowa}}</center>
[[Iowa General Assembly|General Assembly]]
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[[Iowa House of Representatives|House of Representatives]] •
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[[Iowa Senate|Senate]]
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'''Other'''<br>
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[[Iowa Constitution|Constitution]] •
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[[Iowa Supreme Court|Supreme Court]]
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• [[113th United States Congress]]<br>
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• [[Special elections to the 113th United States Congress (2013-2014)|2013-2014 Special Congressional elections]]<br>
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• [[United States Congress elections, 2014|2014 Congressional elections]]<br>
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• [[United States Senate elections, 2014|2014 U.S. Senate elections]]<br>
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• [[United States House of Representatives elections, 2014|2014 U.S. House elections]]<br>
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• [[List of candidates who won election to U.S. Congress on November 6, 2012|November 6, 2012 General Election Winners]]
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• [[United States Constitution]]<br>
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• [[Filibuster|What is a filibuster?]]<br>
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• [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives|Do you know the staff salaries of your U.S. Congress member?]]<br>
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• [[List of U.S. Congress incumbents not running for re-election in 2012|List of incumbents who are retired]]<br>
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• [[Filing requirements for congressional candidates]]<br>
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• [[National contested primary average during the 2012 U.S. congressional elections|2012 Congressional elections contested primaries analysis]]
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'''Iowa Counties'''<br>
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[[Adair County, Iowa ballot measures|Adair]] • [[Adams County, Iowa ballot measures|Adams]] • [[Allamakee County, Iowa ballot measures|Allamakee]] • [[Appanoose County, Iowa ballot measures|Appanoose]] • [[Audubon County, Iowa ballot measures|Audubon]] • [[Benton County, Iowa ballot measures|Benton]] • [[Black Hawk County, Iowa ballot measures|Black Hawk]] • [[Boone County, Iowa ballot measures|Boone]] • [[Bremer County, Iowa ballot measures|Bremer]] • [[Buchanan County, Iowa ballot measures|Buchanan]] • [[Buena Vista County, Iowa ballot measures|Buena Vista]] • [[Butler County, Iowa ballot measures|Butler]] • [[Calhoun County, Iowa ballot measures|Calhoun]] • [[Carroll County, Iowa ballot measures|Carroll]] • [[Cass County, Iowa ballot measures|Cass]] • [[Cedar County, Iowa ballot measures|Cedar]] • [[Cerro Gordo County, Iowa ballot measures|Cerro Gordo]] • [[Cherokee County, Iowa ballot measures|Cherokee]] • [[Chickasaw County, Iowa ballot measures|Chickasaw]] • [[Clarke County, Iowa ballot measures|Clarke]] • [[Clay County, Iowa ballot measures|Clay]] • [[Clayton County, Iowa ballot measures|Clayton]] • [[Clinton County, Iowa ballot measures|Clinton]] • [[Crawford County, Iowa ballot measures|Crawford]] • [[Dallas County, Iowa ballot measures|Dallas]] • [[Davis County, Iowa ballot measures|Davis]] • [[Decatur County, Iowa ballot measures|Decatur]] • [[Delaware County, Iowa ballot measures|Delaware]] • [[Des Moines County, Iowa ballot measures|Des Moines]] • [[Dickinson County, Iowa ballot measures|Dickinson]] • [[Dubuque County, Iowa ballot measures|Dubuque]] • [[Emmet County, Iowa ballot measures|Emmet]] • [[Fayette County, Iowa ballot measures|Fayette]] • [[Floyd County, Iowa ballot measures|Floyd]] • [[Franklin County, Iowa ballot measures|Franklin]] • [[Fremont County, Iowa ballot measures|Fremont]] • [[Greene County, Iowa ballot measures|Greene]] • [[Grundy County, Iowa ballot measures|Grundy]] • [[Guthrie County, Iowa ballot measures|Guthrie]] • [[Hamilton County, Iowa ballot measures|Hamilton]] • [[Hancock County, Iowa ballot measures|Hancock]] • [[Hardin County, Iowa ballot measures|Hardin]] • [[Harrison County, Iowa ballot measures|Harrison]] • [[Henry County, Iowa ballot measures|Henry]] • [[Howard County, Iowa ballot measures|Howard]] • [[Humboldt County, Iowa ballot measures|Humboldt]] • [[Ida County, Iowa ballot measures|Ida]] • [[Iowa County, Iowa ballot measures|Iowa]] • [[Jackson County, Iowa ballot measures|Jackson]] • [[Jasper County, Iowa ballot measures|Jasper]] • [[Jefferson County, Iowa ballot measures|Jefferson]] • [[Johnson County, Iowa ballot measures|Johnson]] • [[Jones County, Iowa ballot measures|Jones]] • [[Keokuk County, Iowa ballot measures|Keokuk]] • [[Kossuth County, Iowa ballot measures|Kossuth]] • [[Lee County, Iowa ballot measures|Lee]] • [[Linn County, Iowa ballot measures|Linn]] • [[Louisa County, Iowa ballot measures|Louisa]] • [[Lucas County, Iowa ballot measures|Lucas]] • [[Lyon County, Iowa ballot measures|Lyon]] • [[Madison County, Iowa ballot measures|Madison]] • [[Mahaska County, Iowa ballot measures|Mahaska]] • [[Marion County, Iowa ballot measures|Marion]] • [[Marshall County, Iowa ballot measures|Marshall]] • [[Mills County, Iowa ballot measures|Mills]] • [[Mitchell County, Iowa ballot measures|Mitchell]] • [[Monona County, Iowa ballot measures|Monona]] • [[Monroe County, Iowa ballot measures|Monroe]] • [[Montgomery County, Iowa ballot measures|Montgomery]] • [[Muscatine County, Iowa ballot measures|Muscatine]] • [[O'Brien County, Iowa ballot measures|O'Brien]] • [[Osceola County, Iowa ballot measures|Osceola]] • [[Page County, Iowa ballot measures|Page]] • [[Palo Alto County, Iowa ballot measures|Palo Alto]] • [[Plymouth County, Iowa ballot measures|Plymouth]] • [[Pocahontas County, Iowa ballot measures|Pocahontas]] • [[Polk County, Iowa ballot measures|Polk]] • [[Pottawattamie County, Iowa ballot measures|Pottawattamie]] • [[Poweshiek County, Iowa ballot measures|Poweshiek]] • [[Ringgold County, Iowa ballot measures|Ringgold]] • [[Sac County, Iowa ballot measures|Sac]] • [[Scott County, Iowa ballot measures|Scott]] • [[Shelby County, Iowa ballot measures|Shelby]] • [[Sioux County, Iowa ballot measures|Sioux]] • [[Story County, Iowa ballot measures|Story]] • [[Tama County, Iowa ballot measures|Tama]] • [[Taylor County, Iowa ballot measures|Taylor]] • [[Union County, Iowa ballot measures|Union]] • [[Van Buren County, Iowa ballot measures|Van Buren]] • [[Wapello County, Iowa ballot measures|Wapello]] • [[Warren County, Iowa ballot measures|Warren]] • [[Washington County, Iowa ballot measures|Washington]] • [[Wayne County, Iowa ballot measures|Wayne]] • [[Webster County, Iowa ballot measures|Webster]] • [[Winnebago County, Iowa ballot measures|Winnebago]] • [[Winneshiek County, Iowa ballot measures|Winneshiek]] • [[Woodbury County, Iowa ballot measures|Woodbury]] • [[Worth County, Iowa ballot measures|Worth]] • [[Wright County, Iowa ballot measures|Wright]]
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<center>[[Iowa state budget|State budget]] • [[Iowa public pensions|Public pensions]]<br>[[Iowa Constitution|State Constitution]] • [[Iowa Supreme Court|State Supreme Court]] • [[Laws governing ballot measures in Iowa]] • [[Laws governing recall]] • [[Laws governing local ballot measures in Iowa|Laws governing local measures]] • [[Laws governing the initiative process]] • [[Campaign finance requirements for Iowa ballot measures|Campaign finance requirements]]<br><br></center>
  
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* [[Portal:State Executive Officials|State executive officials]]
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* [[Iowa State Legislature|State legislature]] ([[Iowa State Senate elections, 2012|2012 Senate]] & [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|House elections]])
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* [[List of Iowa ballot measures|State ballot measures]]
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* [[Local_Iowa_ballot_measures|Local ballot measures]]
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* [[Redistricting in Iowa]]
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* [[School bond and tax elections in Iowa|School district bond issues]]
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* [[Iowa vote fraud|Vote fraud]]
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* [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States]]
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** [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, Iowa|Iowa Results]]
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'''Laws and history'''
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* [[Laws governing ballot measures in Iowa]]
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** [[Laws governing local ballot measures in Iowa|Laws governing local measures]]
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* [[History of direct democracy in Iowa|History of direct democracy]]
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* [[Campaign finance requirements for Iowa ballot measures|Campaign finance requirements]]
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[[Iowa Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] • [[Iowa Attorney General|Attorney General]] <br>
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[[Iowa Treasurer|Treasurer]] • [[Iowa Auditor of State|Auditor of State]]<br>
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• [[Iowa Director of Education|Director of Education]] • [[Iowa Secretary of Agriculture|Secretary of Agriculture]]<br> 
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'''Media and activism'''
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Located in the Midwest region of the United States, Iowa is landlocked by the Mississippi River, Missouri River, Wisconsin, Illinois, South Dakota, Missouri, Nebraska and Minnesota. Nicknamed the “Hawkeye State,” Iowa is the 30th most populous of the 50 United States and has been one of the safest states in which to live. The capital and largest city is Des Moines. Currently, Iowa has two members of the U.S. Senate, a total of four members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 100 members of the Iowa House of Representatives and 25 members of the Iowa State Senate. As of September 2013, Iowa is one of 13 states that is under divided government and does not have a state government trifecta.

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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)


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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
Bruce Braley
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Democratic PartyDistrict 1 2007January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkJim Nussle (R)
Dave Loebsack
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Democratic PartyDistrict 2 2007January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkJim Leach (R)
Steve King
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Republican PartyDistrict 4 2003January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkTom Latham (R)
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Republican PartyDistrict 3 1995January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkLeonard Boswell (D)


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Admitted to U.S.:   1846
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