Government Relations Update - 03-21-2022
Friday, March 18th marked the filing deadline for state and legislative offices. November’s ballot will include races for U.S. Senate, all four U.S. House of Representative Districts, Governor, Secretary of State, State Auditor, State Treasurer, Secretary of Agriculture, and Attorney General. Candidates for the June 7, 2022 primary election are set out below. The general election will be held on November 8, 2022.
IOWA SENATE: Thirty-four Senate seats are up for election in November. Normally only half of the Senate’s 50 seats are up for reelection, but due to redistricting several additional seats are required to hold an election. All odd-numbered seats are on the ballot along with nine additional even-numbered seats. Successful candidates in these nine districts will have to run again in two years. Republicans currently maintain a 32-18 majority.
By The Numbers:
- Two Senate Republicans (Tim Goodwin, Burlington and Craig Williams, Manning) will not be running for reelection. Craig Johnson, Independence is running for an Iowa House seat.
- Four Senate Democrats (Joe Bolkcom, Iowa City; Rob Hogg, Cedar Rapids; Jim Lykam, Davenport; and Amanda Ragan, Mason City) will not be running for reelection. Liz Mathis, Hiawatha is running for the U.S. House of Representatives.
- Two pairs of current Senators are running against each other in the general election: Jake Chapman, R-Adel v. Sarah Tron Garriott, D-Windsor Heights; and Dawn Driscoll, R-Williamsburg v. Kevin Kinney, D-Oxford.
- Six districts will have Republican primaries.
- Districts 3, 5, 16, 41, 42, and 47.
- Four districts will have Democratic primaries.
- Districts 37, 39, 41, and 45.
- Eight districts in which no Republican candidate filed.
- Districts 15, 17, 25, 31, 37, 43, 45, and 49.
- Eight districts in which no Democratic candidate filed.
- Districts 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 29, and 44.
IOWA HOUSE: All one hundred House seats will be on the November ballot where Republicans currently maintain a 60-40 majority.
By The Numbers:
- Eight House Republicans will not be running for reelection. This includes Terry Baxter, Garner; Holly Brink, Oskaloosa; Cecil Dolecheck, Mount Ayr; David Kerr, Morning Sun; Jarad Klein, Keota; Ross Paustian, Walcott; Cherielynn Westrich, Ottumwa; and Gary Worthan, Storm Lake.
- Eleven House Democrats will not be running for reelection. This includes Marti Anderson, Bruce Hunter, and Jo Oldson – all of Des Moines; Chris Hall, Sioux City; Mary Mascher, Iowa City; Charlie McConkey, Council Bluffs; Todd Prichard, Charles City; Ras Smith, Waterloo; Kristin Sunde, West Des Moines; Dave Williams, Cedar Falls; and Mary Wolfe, Clinton.
- Three pairs of House Republicans are matched up in a primary battle: David Maxwell, Gibson v. Dean Fisher, Montour; Lee Hein, Monticello v. Steve Bradley, Cascade; and Joe Mitchell, Mount Pleasant v. Jeff Shipley, Birmingham.
- Four House Republicans are running for the Iowa Senate: Mike Bousselot, Ankeny; Jon Jacobsen, Council Bluffs; Charlie McClintock, Alburnett; and Sandy Salmon, Janesville.
- Five House Democrats are seeking other offices: Christina Bohannan, Iowa City is running for U.S. House of Representatives; Kirsten Running-Marquardt, Cedar Rapids is running for the Linn County Board of Supervisors; Liz Bennett and Molly Donahue – both of Cedar Rapids – are running for the Iowa Senate, as is Cindy Winckler, Davenport.
- Twenty-three districts will have Republican primaries.
- Districts 4, 5, 13, 15, 17, 20, 25, 26, 37, 43, 46, 53, 54, 56, 58, 60, 66, 76, 81, 87, 88, 91, and 92.
- Eight districts will have Democratic primaries.
- Districts 19, 28, 30, 31, 36, 43, 89, and 90.
- Twenty-three districts in which no Republican candidate filed.
- Districts 1, 29, 33, 34, 35, 36, 44, 49, 50, 52, 61, 62, 71, 74, 75, 77, 78, 79, 85, 89, 90, 97, and 98.
- Thirty-two districts in which no Democratic candidate filed.
- Districts 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 26, 45, 51, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 60, 64, 65, 66, 68, 82, and 95.