Iowa State Senate Elections 2012

2012 Iowa State Senate Elections

Iowa State Senate Elections 2012 Majority Control

Iowa State Senate
Party As of October 2012 After the 2012 Election
Democratic Party 26 Pending
Republican Party 24 Pending
Total 50 50

Iowa State Senate Elections 2012 Incumbents Retiring

Name Party Current Office
Gene Fraise Democratic Iowa State Senate District 46
James Seymour Republican Iowa State Senate District 28
John Kibbie Democratic Iowa State Senate District 4
Paul McKinley Republican Iowa State Senate District 36
Robert Bacon Republican Iowa State Senate District 5
Steve Kettering Republican Iowa State Senate District 26
Tom Hancock Democratic Iowa State Senate District 16
Tom Rielly Democratic Iowa State Senate District 38

Iowa State Senate Elections Campaign Contributions

Year Number of Candidates Total Contributions
2010 55 $5,058,528
2008 79 $6,045,502
2006 75 $7,456,412
2004 74 $7,217,102
2002 98 $4,266,190

Iowa State Senate Elections In 2010

Donor Amount
Iowa Democratic Party $1,540,045
Iowa Republican Party $607,907
Iowans for Tax Relief $112,250
Associated General Contractors of Iowa $89,750
Iowa Credit Union League $80,000
Iowa Dental Association $71,550
Iowa Bankers Association $69,500
Iowa Farm Bureau $66,779
Iowa Health Care Association $66,250
Butler County Republican Central Cmte $61,300

List of Iowa State Senate Elections 2012 Candidates

2012 Iowa State Senate Elections - District 2

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Randy Feenstra: 2,774 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Randy Feenstra (Winner)

2012 Iowa State Senate Elections - District 4

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Bob Jennings: 698 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • James E. Black: 2,333
  • Dennis Guth: 2,581 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Bob Jennings
  • (Republican Party) Dennis Guth (Winner)

2012 Iowa State Senate Elections - District 6

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Mary C. Bruner: 647 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Matthew Biede: 352
  • Adam Schweers: 1,082
  • Mark Segebart: 1,273 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Mary C. Bruner
  • (Republican Party) Mark Segebart (Winner)

2012 Iowa State Senate Elections - District 8

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Michael E. Gronstal: 612 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Al Ringgenberg: 1,969 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Michael E. Gronstal (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Al Ringgenberg

2012 Iowa State Senate Elections - District 10

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Jake Chapman: 1,800 (Winner)
  • Matthew T. Mardesen: 949

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Jake Chapman (Winner)

2012 Iowa State Senate Elections - District 12

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Joni K. Ernst: 5,611 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Joni K. Ernst (Winner)

2012 Iowa State Senate Elections - District 14

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Jason Demichelis: 375
  • Dick Schrad: 775 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Steven Everly: 1,116
  • Stephanie Jones: 247
  • Amy Sinclair: 2,652 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Dick Schrad
  • (Republican Party) Amy Sinclair (Winner)

2012 Iowa State Senate Elections - District 16

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Dick L. Dearden: 311 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • David Scott Edwards: 350 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Dick L. Dearden (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) David Scott Edwards

2012 Iowa State Senate Elections - District 18

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Janet Petersen: 2,284 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Vicki Stogdill: 542 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Janet Petersen (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Vicki Stogdill

2012 Iowa State Senate Elections - District 20

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Brad Zaun: 1,479 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Brad Zaun (Winner)

2012 Iowa State Senate Elections - District 22

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Desmund Adams: 305 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Jeff Mullen: 1,314
  • Pat Ward: 1,818 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Desmund Adams
  • (Republican Party) Pat Ward (Winner)

2012 Iowa State Senate Elections - District 24

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Shelly Stotts: 1,019 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Jerry Behn: 2,113 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Shelly Stotts
  • (Republican Party) Jerry Behn (Winner)

2012 Iowa State Senate Elections - District 26

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Mary Jo Wilhelm: 1,197 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Merlin Bartz: 2,104 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Mary Jo Wilhelm (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Merlin Bartz

2012 Iowa State Senate Elections - District 28

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • John Beard: 1,021 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Michael Breitbach: 3,926 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) John Beard
  • (Republican Party) Michael Breitbach (Winner)

2012 Iowa State Senate Elections - District 30

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Jeff Danielson: 421 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Matt Reisetter: 1,624 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Jeff Danielson (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Matt Reisetter

2012 Iowa State Senate Elections - District 32

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Brian Schoenjahn: 898 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Elliott Henderson: 2,334 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Brian Schoenjahn (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Elliott Henderson

2012 Iowa State Senate Elections - District 34

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Liz Mathis: 1,157 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Randi Shannon: 1,172 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Liz Mathis (Winner)
  • Ryan Flood

2012 Iowa State Senate Elections - District 36

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Steve Sodders: 927 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Jane A. Jech: 1,880 (Winner)
  • Larry McKibben: 1,316

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Steve Sodders (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Jane A. Jech

2012 Iowa State Senate Elections - District 38

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Shelley Parbs: 735 (Winner)
  • LaForest Sherman: 235
  • Nicholas G. Volk: 299

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Tim Kapucian: 1,799 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Shelley Parbs
  • (Republican Party) Tim Kapucian (Winner)

2012 Iowa State Senate Elections - District 40

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Tim Tripp

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Ken Rozenboom: 2,950 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Tim Tripp
  • (Republican Party) Ken Rozenboom (Winner)

2012 Iowa State Senate Elections - District 42

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Donna Amandus: 1,032
  • Bob Morawitz: 423
  • Rich Taylor: 1,446 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Lee Harder: 943
  • Larry W. Kruse: 2,324 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Rich Taylor
  • (Republican Party) Larry W. Kruse
  • (Independent) Michael Garmoe (Nominated by petition)

2012 Iowa State Senate Elections - District 44

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Thomas G. Courtney: 1,423 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Brad Bourn: 1,202 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Thomas G. Courtney (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Brad Bourn

2012 Iowa State Senate Elections - District 46

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Chris Brase: 768 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Jim Hahn: 947
  • Shawn Hamerlinck: 1,476 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Chris Brase (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Shawn Hamerlinck

2012 Iowa State Senate Elections - District 48

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Nate Willems: 893 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Brian W. Cook: 399
  • Dan Zumbach: 1,479 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Nate Willems
  • (Republican Party) Dan Zumbach (Winner)

2012 Iowa State Senate Elections - District 49

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Rita Hart: 1,289 (Winner)
  • Dorothy O'Brien: 1,121

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Andrew Naeve: 1,477 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Rita Hart (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Andrew Naeve

2012 Iowa State Senate Elections - District 50

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Pam Jochum: 846 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • John E. Hulsizer, Jr.: 584
  • William Johnson: 745 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Pam Jochum (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) William Johnson

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