Iowa lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010

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The Iowa lieutenant gubernatorial election of 2010 was held on November 2, 2010 following a primary election on June 8, 2010.[1] Polling hours on all election day are 7:00 am to 9:00 pm, local time.

Kim Reynolds, a members of Iowa's Senate, was the Republican nominee; the Democratic Party nominated Patty Judge. In the end, Reynolds, on a ticket with Terry E. Branstad, was victorious. Lt. Governor-elect Reynolds begins her term in early 2011.

The deadline for submission of nominating signatures to qualify for the primary ballot was March 19, 2010.

Iowa law requires a 35% plurality in the primaries for a candidate to win the nomination via balloting. If a party primary gives no candidate plurality, the respective party's nominating convention will choose a candidate to advance to the general election.

Iowa is one of 20 states where candidates for governor and lt. governor run on a single ticket. Although the gubernatorial primary is past, winning candidates have not yet announced running mates.

The November Ballot – Who's Made It? Iowa Lieutenant Governor[2]
Nominee Affiliation
Patty Judge, with Chet Culver Democrat
Kim Reynolds, with Terry E. Branstad Republican
Richard Marlar, with Jonathan Narcisse Iowa Party
Nick Weltha, with Eric Cooper Libertarian
Helen Meyers, with Dave Rosenfeld Socialist Workers Party
Robin Prior-Calef, with Gregory James Hughes (nominated by petition)
This lists candidates who won their state's primary or convention, or who were unopposed, and who have since been officially certified for the November ballot by their state's election authority.

November 2, 2010 general election results

Results are current as of November 30, 2010 and were officially certified by the Secretary of State on November 29th. The official final canvas is now available online.[3]

2010 Iowa lieutenant gubernatorial general election
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Patty Judge 42.85%
     Republican Party Approveda Kim Reynolds 52.15%
     Socialist Helen Meyers 0.24%
     Libertarian Party Nick Weltha 1.27%
     Independent Richard Marlar 1.88%
     Independent Robin Prior-Calef 0.34%
     Other write-ins 0.25%
     Other spoilt ballots 1.01%
Total Votes 1,131,434



  • Patty Judge


Constitution Party

  • Ted Hee

Iowa Party

  • Richard Marlar


  • Nick Weltha

Socialist Workers Party

  • Helen Myers


  • Robin Prior-Calef

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