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On November 7, 2006, Hatch was re-elected to the 33rd District Seat in the [[Iowa State Senate]] with no opposition.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.ia.us/pdfs/GenOffResults.pdf ''Iowa Secretary of State'', "Official 2006 General election results," accessed April 8, 2014]</ref> He raised $54,212 for his campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=IA&y=2006 ''Follow The Money'' "Money Raised by 2006 Senate candidates," accessed April 8, 2014]</ref>
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Jack Hatch
Jhatch.jpg
Current candidacy
Running for Governor of Iowa
Date of primaryJune 3, 2014
Current office
Iowa State Senate District 17
In office
2003-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Assistant Majority Leader, Iowa State Senate
Present
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Iowa State House of Representatives
1984-2002
Education
Bachelor'sDrake University, 1972
Master'sDrake University, 1973
Personal
BirthdayMarch 13, 1950
Place of birthHartford, CT
ProfessionBusiness Owner
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jack Hatch (b. March 13, 1950) is a Democratic member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 17. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002. He previously served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1984 to 2002.

On September 16, 2013, Hatch announced his candidacy for the office of Governor of Iowa. He is unopposed for the Democratic nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014, and hopes to unseat long-serving Republican incumbent Terry Branstad in the general election, which takes place November 4, 2014.[1][2][3]

Biography

Hatch earned his B.S. and M.P.A. from Drake University in 1972 and 1973, respectively. His professional experience includes working as Chair of the National Housing and Neighborhood Development Corporation, Assistant Planner for the City of Des Moines, Assistant Director for the Central Iowa Regional Association of Local Government, Owner of Hatch and Associates and real estate developer.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hatch served on the following committees:

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations
Commerce
Economic Growth/Rebuild Iowa
Human Resources
Labor and Business Relations

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hatch served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hatch served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Iowa gubernatorial election, 2014

Hatch is running for Governor of Iowa in 2014. As the only Democratic candidate to file for the party's nomination by the March 14 filing deadline, Hatch will automatically advance to the general election.[2] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.[4]

Polls, approval ratings

Before Branstad formally launched his campaign, polls showed him in excellent standing for re-election, with an average lead of 20 percentage points in hypothetical general election match-ups.[5] Branstad had looked considerably less secure around the time ex-Democratic challenger Tyler Olson entered the race in July 2013, with only 43 percent of polled voters saying they believed the governor deserved to be re-elected and 54 percent answering that he held office long enough, even though 51 percent approved of his performance. A December 2013 poll by Quinnipiac University gave him a boost of 8 percent in both approval and "deserves to be re-elected" categories.[6][7] By mid-March 2014, polls continued to show Branstad sitting comfortably at 63 percent job approval and Hatch trailing behind by 15 points.[8]

A string of scandals inside the Branstad administration caused a steep downturn in the incumbent's job approval and trust rating among Iowa voters in spring 2014. In short order, Branstad was accused of using his office to commit or facilitate a variety of crimes and improprieties including the wrongful firing of a state trooper who nabbed the governor for speeding, crooked dealings with a state judge, abuse in an Iowa juvenile home and giving payments to fired state employees who claimed to be victims of political revenge. Amid the resulting storm of bad press directed at Branstad and his office, the governor maintained a policy of denying knowledge or involvement in these alleged transgressions. According to an April 22 Public Policy Poll for Progress Iowa, 83 percent of Iowa voters said they were either somewhat or very aware of the scandals and 56 percent indicated they were unconvinced by Branstad's official line of denial.[9] In addition, 30 percent of respondents said they thought Branstad should resign, while the rest were split almost evenly between believing he should stay and "Not sure." As of April, besides shedding voters' doubt on Branstad's honesty and integrity, the allegations cost the jobs of numerous state department leaders and prompted state lawmakers to call for an independent investigation.[9][10] Branstad closed out the month leading Hatch 45-43, according to a poll conducted on behalf of the conservative-leaning Daily Caller. The scandals have not weighed down Branstad's polling numbers since April, with his lead growing to 22 percent by a September poll from Loras College.[11]

Candidate withdrawals

Democratic State Rep. Tyler Olson declared his candidacy for governor in July 2013 and was considered a strong contender for the party's nomination before withdrawing from the race in December 2013.[12] He decided to drop out following the announcement of his separation from wife Sarah Olson, who had been an instrumental part of his family-oriented campaign.[13][14] Olson's withdrawal was followed soon thereafter by former state Sen. Bob Krause's announcement he was shutting down his campaign. Their absences cleared the path for remaining Democratic hopeful Jack Hatch to face Branstad in the general election. Krause immediately gave Hatch his support, while Olson declined to endorse Hatch upon dropping out of the race.[12][15]

2010

See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2010

Hatch won re-election to the 33rd District seat in the November 2 general election. He was unopposed and received 10,565 votes.[16]

In the June 8 primary election, Hatch ran unopposed.[17]

Iowa State Senate, District 33 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jack Hatch (D) 10,565 100%

2006

On November 7, 2006, Hatch was re-elected to the 33rd District Seat in the Iowa State Senate with no opposition.[18] He raised $54,212 for his campaign.[19]

Iowa State Senate, District 33 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJack Hatch (D) 10,204

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Hatch was up for re-election, he collected $51,107 in donations.[20]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Iowa State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jack Hatch's campaign in 2010
Iowa Dental Association$6,000
Iowa Association Of Community Providers$5,000
Iowa Democratic Party$3,774
Iowa Healthcare Association$2,500
Allbee, Richard A$2,000
Total Raised in 2010 $51,107

2006

In 2006 Hatch collected $54,212 in donations.[21]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Hospital Association $3,500
Iowa Healthcare Association $3,000
Foster, Holmes and Marjorie A. $2,500
Bookey, Harry $2,500

Personal

Hatch and his wife, Sonja Roberts, have two children.

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References

  1. SunHerald.com, "Democratic state senator launches run for governor," September 16, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Daily Iowan, "Iowa senator announces campaign for governor," September 17, 2013
  3. Jack Hatch for Governor 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 17, 2013
  4. 'Desmoines Register, "Register Exclusive: Bruce Braley weighs bid for governor," January 13, 2013
  5. The Des Moines-Register, "Iowa Poll: Iowans widely approve of state's direction, Branstad's performance," December 16, 2013
  6. Quinnipiac University, Iowa Voters Like Gov. Branstad, But Say It's Time To Go, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Possible 2014 Challengers Are Largely Unknown, July 19, 2013
  7. Quinnipiac University Poll, "December 17, 2013 - Iowa Gov's Approval, Re-election Prospects Improve, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Christie Tops Clinton By 5 Points In 2016 Race," December 17, 2013
  8. Des Moines Register, "Iowa Poll: Support for Branstad up; Hatch sees little progress," March 8, 2014
  9. 9.0 9.1 Progress Iowa, "NEW POLL: Branstad Approval Rating Plummets After Scandals," April 22, 2014
  10. The Des Moines Register, "Branstad fires state director over secret settlement scandal," April 8, 2014
  11. Daily Caller, "Iowa Governor Poll," April 22-24, 2014
  12. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named withdrew
  13. Tyler Olson for Governor 2014, "Homepage," accessed July 11, 2013
  14. The Des Moines-Register, "Iowa Poll: Iowans widely approve of state's direction, Branstad's performance," December 16, 2013
  15. The Des Moines-Register, "Krause ends bid for governor, endorses fellow Democrat Hatch," January 2, 2013
  16. Iowa Secretary of State, "Official 2010 election results," accessed December 24, 2013
  17. "Official 2010 Primary election results," accessed April 7, 2014
  18. Iowa Secretary of State, "Official 2006 General election results," accessed April 8, 2014
  19. Follow The Money, "Money Raised by 2006 Senate candidates," accessed April 8, 2014
  20. Follow The Money, "2010 Campaign Contributions," accessed April 8, 2014
  21. Follow The Money, "2006 Campaign Contributions," accessed April 8, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Wally Horn (D)
Iowa State Senate District 17
2013–present
Succeeded by
NA
Preceded by
Jeff Lamberti
Iowa State Senate District 33
2003–2013
Succeeded by
Robert Hogg (D)