Government Relations Update - Iowa General Election Summary - 11-9-22

Iowa Republicans enjoyed a strong election night as they swept the federal races and nearly swept the statewide contests.  U.S. Senator Charles Grassley was re-elected to his eighth term and all four GOP congressional candidates prevailed.  Additionally, Governor Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg handedly defeated Deidre DeJear and Eric Van Lanker for their second re-election.  Republicans also increased their majorities in the Iowa Senate from 30-20 to 34-16 and in the House from 60-40 to 64-36.  

BrownWinick’s Government Relations team has carefully reviewed the current election results and produced a detailed report on Iowa state and federal races.  Below you’ll find our 2022 Iowa General Election takeaways.  Additionally, to access the full 2022 General Election Summary, please complete the form below.  The linked report will be updated if any results change and once the contests are certified by the Iowa Secretary of State.

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Key takeaways include:

  • Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg (R) cruised to a second re-election by defeating challengers Diedre DeJear and Eric Van Lanker (D).
  • Federal: U.S. Senator Charles Grassley (R) was re-elected to his eighth term in the U.S. Senate, defeating challenger Mike Franken (D).
  • CD 1: U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R) defeated State Rep. Christina Bohannon (D).
  • CD 2: U.S. Rep. Ashely Hinson (R) defeated State Sen. Liz Mathis (D).
  • CD 3: State Senator Zach Nunn (R) defeated U.S. Rep Cindy Axne (D).
  • CD 4: U.S. Rep. Randy Feenstra (R) defeated challengers Ryan Melton (D) and Bryan Holder (L).
  • Secretary of State: Incumbent Paul Pate (R) defeated Linn County Auditor Joel Miller (D).
  • Secretary of Agriculture: Incumbent Sec. Mike Naig (R) defeated challenger John Norwood (D).
  • Treasurer of State: State Sen. Roby Smith (R) defeated incumbent Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald (D).
  • Attorney General: Challenger Brenna Bird (R) defeated incumbent Attorney General Tom Miller (D).
  • State Auditor: Incumbent State Auditor Rob Sand (D) defeated challenger Todd Halbur (R). 
  • The Iowa Senate GOP caucus increased their majority.  The party balance is now:
    • 34 Republicans / 16 Democrats, compared to 32 / 18
  • The Iowa House GOP caucus also increased.  The party balance is now:
    • 64 Republicans / 36 Democrats, compared to 60 / 40
Questions on election information?

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