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===District 1===
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{{Candidate list note|Checked=Yes|Date=May 7, 2014}}
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===[[Iowa State Senate District 1|District 1]]===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:*No candidates filed.
 
:*No candidates filed.
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===District 3===
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===[[Iowa State Senate District 3|District 3]]===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:*No candidates filed.
 
:*No candidates filed.
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===District 5===
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===[[Iowa State Senate District 5|District 5]]===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:*[[Daryl Beall]] - Incumbent Beall first assumed office in 2003.
 
:*[[Daryl Beall]] - Incumbent Beall first assumed office in 2003.
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===District 7===
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===[[Iowa State Senate District 7|District 7]]===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:*[[Jim France]]
 
:*[[Jim France]]
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===District 9===
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===[[Iowa State Senate District 9|District 9]]===
 
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Nancy Boettger]] (R) is not running for re-election.
 
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Nancy Boettger]] (R) is not running for re-election.
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
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===District 11===
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===[[Iowa State Senate District 11|District 11]]===
 
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Hubert Houser]] (R) is not running for re-election.
 
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Hubert Houser]] (R) is not running for re-election.
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
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<u>'''''November 4 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
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===District 13===
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===[[Iowa State Senate District 13|District 13]]===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:*[[Pam Deichmann]]
 
:*[[Pam Deichmann]]
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===District 15===
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===[[Iowa State Senate District 15|District 15]]===
 
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Dennis Black]] (D) is not running for re-election.
 
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Dennis Black]] (D) is not running for re-election.
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
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===District 17===
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===[[Iowa State Senate District 17|District 17]]===
 
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Jack Hatch]] (D) is not running for re-election.
 
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Jack Hatch]] (D) is not running for re-election.
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
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<u>'''''November 4 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
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===District 19===
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===[[Iowa State Senate District 19|District 19]]===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:*No candidates filed.
 
:*No candidates filed.
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===District 21===
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===[[Iowa State Senate District 21|District 21]]===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:*[[Matt McCoy]] - Incumbent McCoy first assumed office in 1997.
 
:*[[Matt McCoy]] - Incumbent McCoy first assumed office in 1997.
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===District 23===
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===[[Iowa State Senate District 23|District 23]]===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:*[[Cynthia Oppedal Paschen]]
 
:*[[Cynthia Oppedal Paschen]]
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===District 25===
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===[[Iowa State Senate District 25|District 25]]===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:*No candidates filed.
 
:*No candidates filed.
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===District 27===
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===[[Iowa State Senate District 27|District 27]]===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:*[[Amanda Ragan]] - Incumbent Ragan first assumed office in 2003.
 
:*[[Amanda Ragan]] - Incumbent Ragan first assumed office in 2003.
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===District 29===
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===[[Iowa State Senate District 29|District 29]]===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:*[[Tod Bowman|Tod R. Bowman]] - Incumbent Bowman first assumed office in 2011.
 
:*[[Tod Bowman|Tod R. Bowman]] - Incumbent Bowman first assumed office in 2011.
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===District 31===
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===[[Iowa State Senate District 31|District 31]]===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:*[[William Dotzler|Bill Dotzler]] - Incumbent Dotzler first assumed office in 2003.
 
:*[[William Dotzler|Bill Dotzler]] - Incumbent Dotzler first assumed office in 2003.
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===District 33===
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===[[Iowa State Senate District 33|District 33]]===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:*[[Robert Hogg|Robert M. Hogg]] - Incumbent Hogg first assumed office in 2007.
 
:*[[Robert Hogg|Robert M. Hogg]] - Incumbent Hogg first assumed office in 2007.
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===District 35===
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===[[Iowa State Senate District 35|District 35]]===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:*[[Wally Horn|Wally E. Horn]] - Incumbent Horn first assumed office in 2003.
 
:*[[Wally Horn|Wally E. Horn]] - Incumbent Horn first assumed office in 2003.
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===District 37===
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===[[Iowa State Senate District 37|District 37]]===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:*[[Robert Dvorsky|Robert E. Dvorsky]] - Incumbent Dvorsky first assumed office in 2003.
 
:*[[Robert Dvorsky|Robert E. Dvorsky]] - Incumbent Dvorsky first assumed office in 2003.
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===District 39===
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===[[Iowa State Senate District 39|District 39]]===
 
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Sandra Greiner]] (R) is not running for re-election.
 
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Sandra Greiner]] (R) is not running for re-election.
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
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===District 41===
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===[[Iowa State Senate District 41|District 41]]===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:*[[Tom Rubel]]
 
:*[[Tom Rubel]]
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===District 43===
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===[[Iowa State Senate District 43|District 43]]===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:*[[Joe Bolkcom]] - Incumbent Bolkcom first assumed office in 2003.
 
:*[[Joe Bolkcom]] - Incumbent Bolkcom first assumed office in 2003.
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===District 45===
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===[[Iowa State Senate District 45|District 45]]===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:*[[Mark Riley|Mark James Riley]]
 
:*[[Mark Riley|Mark James Riley]]
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===District 47===
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===[[Iowa State Senate District 47|District 47]]===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:*[[Maria Bribriesco]]
 
:*[[Maria Bribriesco]]
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===District 49===
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===[[Iowa State Senate District 49|District 49]]===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 3 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:*[[Rita Hart]] - Incumbent Hart first assumed office in 2013.
 
:*[[Rita Hart]] - Incumbent Hart first assumed office in 2013.

Revision as of 08:13, 7 May 2014


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Iowa State Senate elections, 2014

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State Legislative Election Results

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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.

The Iowa State Senate is one of 20 state legislative chambers noted by Ballotpedia staff as being a battleground chamber. The Iowa Senate has 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, is up for election again in 2014. That district had a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.

Incumbents retiring

A total of five incumbents are not running for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents are:

Name Party Current Office
Nancy Boettger Ends.png Republican Senate District 9
Hubert Houser Ends.png Republican Senate District 11
Dennis Black Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 15
Jack Hatch Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 17
Sandra Greiner Ends.png Republican Senate District 39

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Iowa State Senate:

Iowa State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 26 26
     Republican Party 24 24
Total 50 50

Qualifications

Candidate ballot access
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The Iowa Constitution states, "Senators shall be chosen for the term of four years, at the same time and place as representatives; they shall be twenty-five years of age, and possess the qualifications of representatives as to residence and citizenship."[1]

Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 14 of the 25 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of eight Democrats and six Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 11 of the 25 districts up for election.

Primary challenges

A total of four incumbents will face primary competition on June 3. Five incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 16 incumbents will advance past the primary without opposition. The state senators facing primary competition are:

Retiring incumbents

Five incumbent senators are not running for re-election, while 20 (80.0%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, two Democrats and three Republicans, can be found above.

List of candidates

Note: Candidate lists can change frequently throughout the election season. Ballotpedia staff will be re-examining the list on a monthly basis for any changes. This list was last examined on May 7, 2014. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you are aware of a candidate we've missed or one incorrectly listed, please send an email to: Tyler King.

District 1

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • David Johnson - Incumbent Johnson first assumed office in 2003.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 3

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Bill Anderson - Incumbent Anderson first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 5

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Daryl Beall - Incumbent Beall first assumed office in 2003.
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 7

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Rick Bertrand - Incumbent Bertrand first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 9

Note: Incumbent Nancy Boettger (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 11

Note: Incumbent Hubert Houser (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 13

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:

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District 15

Note: Incumbent Dennis Black (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:

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District 17

Note: Incumbent Jack Hatch (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 19

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 21

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Matt McCoy - Incumbent McCoy first assumed office in 1997.
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 23

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 25

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Bill Dix - Incumbent Dix first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 27

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Amanda Ragan - Incumbent Ragan first assumed office in 2003.
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 29

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 31

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Bill Dotzler - Incumbent Dotzler first assumed office in 2003.
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 33

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 35

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 37

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 39

Note: Incumbent Sandra Greiner (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 41

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Mark Chelgren - Incumbent Chelgren first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 43

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Joe Bolkcom - Incumbent Bolkcom first assumed office in 2003.
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 45

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 47

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Roby Smith - Incumbent Smith first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 49

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Rita Hart - Incumbent Hart first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

See also

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