Iowa 2012 legislative election results

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2012 Legislative Election Results

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Iowa State Senate Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Iowa State Senate 2012 elections. For results in individual contests see our Iowa State Senate elections, 2012 page. The following is a breakdown of the state senate before and after the election:

Iowa State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election'
     Democratic Party 26 26
     Republican Party 24 23
     Vacancy 1
Total 50 50

What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents running on November 6
  • Defeated incumbents
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State Senate Overview:

  • A total of 26 of the state's Senate seats were up for election in 2012.

Incumbents

Incumbents running in November 6

The following is a list of all of the incumbents running on the November 6 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

The followings is a list of incumbents defeated in 2012:

General election

CandidatePartyDistrict
Merlin BartzRepublicanIowa State Senate District 6
Ryan FloodRepublicanIowa State Senate District 34
Shawn HamerlinckRepublicanIowa State Senate District 42

Primary election

CandidatePartyDistrict
James HahnRepublicanIowa State Senate District 40

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent in 2012:

General election

CandidatePartyDistrict
Chris BraseDemocraticIowa State Senate District 46
Janet PetersenDemocraticIowa State Senate District 18

Primary election

Results will display after the election on November 6.

New State Senators and General Election Winners

Newly elected senators

The following list will display the newly-elected members of the Iowa State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following will display a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following will be a list of all candidates elected to the Iowa State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Competitiveness

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates will not face major party competition:

Democratic

No candidates have been added to this category yet.

Republican

Ballot Access

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who are running in 2012:

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2012 Legislative Election Results

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Iowa State House Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Iowa House of Representatives elections in 2012. For results in individual contests, see our Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012. The following is a breakdown of the state house before and after the election:

Iowa House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 40 47
     Republican Party 59 53
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 100 100

What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents running on November 6
  • Defeated incumbents
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected representatives
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State House Overview

  • All 100 of the state's House seats were up for election in 2012.

Incumbency Analysis

Incumbents who ran on November 6

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who are running on the November 6 general election ballot:

  1. Ako Abdul-Samad
  2. Anesa Kajtazovic
  3. Beth Wessel-Kroeschell
  4. Bob Hager
  5. Bob Kressig
  6. Brian Moore, Iowa politician
  7. Brian Quirk
  8. Bruce Hunter
  9. Cecil Dolecheck
  10. Charles Isenhart
  11. Chip Baltimore
  12. Chris Hagenow
  13. Chris Hall
  14. Chuck Soderberg
  15. Cindy Winckler
  16. Clel Baudler
  17. Curt Hanson
  18. Dan Kelley
  19. Dan Muhlbauer
  20. Daniel Huseman
  21. Dave Deyoe
  22. David Heaton
  23. David Jacoby
  24. Dawn Pettengill
  25. Deborah Berry
  26. Dennis Cohoon
  27. Dwayne Alons
  28. Gary Worthan
  29. Greg Forristall
  30. Guy Vander Linden
  31. Helen Miller
  32. Henry Rayhons
  33. Jack Drake
  34. Jarad Klein
  35. Jason Schultz
  36. Jeff Smith (Iowa Politician)
  37. Jeremy Taylor
  38. Jerry Kearns
  39. Jim Lykam
  40. Jo Oldson
  41. Joel Fry
  42. John Wittneben
  43. Josh Byrnes
  44. Julian B. Garrett
  45. Kevin Koester
  46. Kevin McCarthy (Iowa)
  47. Kirsten Running-Marquardt
  48. Kraig Paulsen
  49. Lee Hein
  50. Linda Miller
  51. Linda Upmeyer
  52. Lisa Heddens
  53. Mark A. Brandenburg
  54. Mark Lofgren
  55. Mark Smith (Iowa)
  56. Mary Ann Hanusa
  57. Mary Gaskill
  58. Mary Mascher
  59. Mary Wolfe
  60. Matt Windschitl
  61. Pat Grassley
  62. Patrick Murphy (Iowa)
  63. Peter Cownie
  64. Phyllis Thede
  65. Ralph Watts
  66. Renee Schulte
  67. Rick Olson
  68. Roger Thomas
  69. Ron Jorgensen
  70. Ross C. Paustian
  71. Ruth Ann Gaines
  72. Sharon Steckman
  73. Steven Olson
  74. Thomas Sands
  75. Todd Taylor
  76. Tom W. Shaw
  77. Tyler Olson
  78. Vicki Lensing
  79. Walt Rogers

Incumbents defeated

The followings will display a a list of incumbents defeated in 2012:

General election

CandidatePartyDistrict
Bob HagerRepublicanIowa House of Representatives District 16
Jeremy TaylorRepublicanIowa House of Representatives District 1
John WittnebenDemocraticIowa House of Representatives District 7
Renee SchulteRepublicanIowa House of Representatives District 37
Ross C. PaustianRepublicanIowa House of Representatives, District 92

Primary election

CandidatePartyDistrict
Annette SweeneyRepublicanIowa House of Representatives District 44
Erik HellandRepublicanIowa House of Representatives District 69

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following will display a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent in 2012:

General election

CandidatePartyDistrict
Art StaedDemocraticIowa House of Representatives District 66
Daniel LundbyDemocraticIowa House of Representatives District 68
Dean FisherRepublicanIowa House of Representatives District 72
Frank WoodDemocraticIowa House of Representatives District 92
John LandonRepublicanIowa House of Representatives District 37
Larry SheetsRepublicanIowa House of Representatives District 80
Patti RuffDemocraticIowa House of Representatives District 56
Rob Taylor (Iowa)RepublicanIowa House of Representatives District 44
Robert Bacon, IowaRepublicanIowa House of Representatives District 48
Sandy SalmonRepublicanIowa House of Representatives District 63
Tedd GassmanRepublicanIowa House of Representatives District 7

Primary election

No candidates have been added to this category yet.

New Representatives and General Election Winners

Newly elected representatives

The following will list the newly-elected members of the Iowa House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following will list candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following will list all candidates elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012:

Democratic

Republican

Competitiveness

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates will not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates running in 2012: