Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2008

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The 2008 Iowa House of Representatives election were held on November 4, 2008. The Iowa House, like the United States House of Representatives, is up for re-election in its entirety every two years. Prior to the election, the Democrats were in the majority - this marked the first time in 42 years that the Democrats had controlled both branches of the Iowa General Assembly and the Governor's Office.[1] Democrats retained this majority following the 2008 elections.

House composition[edit]

Iowa House: pre-election Seats
  Democratic-held 54
  Republican-held 46
 Total
100
2006 Elections
  Democratic held and uncontested 10
  Contested 84
  Republican held and uncontested 6
 Total
100
Iowa House: post-election Seats
  Democratic-held 56
  Republican-held 44
 Total
100

Results[edit]

The election took place on November 4, 2008. Candidate list[2] and official results[3] from the Iowa Secretary of State.

General election[edit]

District Party Incumbent Status Party Candidate Votes  %
1 Democratic Wes Whitead[4] Won re-election.


Democratic Wes Whitead 6,148
Republican Jeremy Taylor 6,093
2 Democratic Roger Wendt Won re-election..


Democratic Roger Wendt 4,709
Republican Rick Bertrand 4,429
3 Republican Chuck Soderberg Won re-election.


Republican Chuck Soderberg 10,456
Democratic T.J. Templeton 3,283
4 Republican Dwayne Alons Won re-election.


Republican Dwayne Alons 12,345
Democratic James van Bruggen 2,693
5 Republican Royd Chambers Won re-election.


Republican Royd Chambers 10,890
6 Republican Mike May Won re-election.


Republican Mike May 12,405
7 Democratic Marcella Frevert Won re-election.


Democratic Marcella Frevert 7,837
Republican Debra Satern 5,535
8 Democratic Dolores Mertz Won re-election.


Democratic Dolores Mertz 7,245
Republican Stephen Richards 7,202
9 Democratic McKinley Bailey Won re-election.


Democratic McKinley Bailey 7,376
Republican Jamie Johnson 5,965
10 Republican Dave Deyoe Won re-election.


Republican Dave Deyoe 9.240
Democratic Susan Radke 6,310
11 Republican Henry Rayhons Won re-election.


Republican Henry Rayhons 8,379
Democratic Ann Marie Fairchild 6,246
12 Republican Linda Upmeyer Won re-election.


Republican Linda Upmeyer 10,086
Democratic Randall Rainer 4,380
13 Republican Bill Schickel


Democratic Sharon Steckman 8,366
Republican Scott Tornquist 6,267
14 Democratic Mark Kuhn Won re-election.


Democratic Mark Kuhn 10,131
Republican Jeff Mosiman 4,150
15 Democratic Brian Quirk Won re-election.


Democratic Brian Quirk 9,679
Independent Dan Lensing[5] 3,336
16 Republican Chuck Gipp


Democratic John Beard 8,172
Republican Randy Schissel 6,348
17 Republican Pat Grassley Won re-election.


Republican Pat Grassley 9,836
Democratic Cayla Baresel 5,102
18 Democratic Andrew Wenthe Won re-election.


Democratic Andrew Wenthe 7,861
Republican Austin Lorenzen 6,170
19 Democratic Bob Kressig Won re-election.


Democratic Bob Kressig 8,468
Republican Carlin Hageman 6,234
20 Democratic Doris Kelley Won re-election.


Democratic Doris Kelley 9,840
Republican Vic Mokricky 7,116
21 Republican Tami Wiencek Lost re-election.


Democratic Kerry Burt 6,673
Republican Tami Wiencek 6,454
22 Democratic Deborah Berry Won re-election.


Democratic Deborah Berry 10,081
23 Republican Dan Rasmussen Lost re-election.


Democratic Gene Ficken 7,520
Republican Dan Rasmussen 6,761
24 Democratic Roger Thomas Won re-election.


Democratic Roger Thomas 10,578
25 Democratic Tom Schueller Won re-election.


Democratic Tom Schueller 11,118
26 Democratic Polly Bukta Won re-election.


Democratic Polly Bukta 8,351
Republican Jonathan van Roekel 4,834
27 Democratic Pam Jochum Won re-election.


Democratic Charles Isenhart 8,903
Republican Lou Oswald 4,814
28 Democratic Pat Murphy Won re-election.


Democratic Pat Murphy 9,518
Republican Darren White 4,227
29 Democratic Ro Foege


Democratic Nate Willems 10,524
Republican Emma Nemecek 7,469
30 Democratic David Jacoby Won re-election.


Democratic David Jacoby 15,851
31 Democratic Ray Zirkelbach Won re-election.


Democratic Ray Zirkelbach 9,818
Republican Dena Himes 5,096
32 Republican Steven Lukan Won re-election.


Republican Steven Lukan 10,725
Democratic Tom Avenarius 5,016
33 Democratic Dick Taylor Won re-election.


Democratic Dick Taylor 9,273
Republican Kathy Potts 3,996
34 Democratic Todd Taylor Won re-election.


Democratic Todd Taylor 11,625
35 Republican Kraig Paulsen Won re-election.


Republican Kraig Paulsen 10,623
Democratic Mike Robinson 7,565
36 Democratic Swati Dandekar Elected to Senate district 18.


Republican Nick Wagner 10,737
Democratic Gretchen Lawyer 8,634
37 Democratic Art Staed Lost re-election.


Republican Renee Schulte 8,628
Democratic Art Staed 8,615
38 Democratic Tyler Olson Won re-election.


Democratic Tyler Olson 11,571
39 Republican Dawn Pettengill Won re-election.


Republican Dawn Pettengill 8,291
Democratic Terry Hertle 6,893
40 Republican Lance Horbach Won re-election.


Republican Lance Horbach 8,912
Democratic Chris Bearden 5,787
41 Democratic Paul Bell Won re-election.


Democratic Paul Bell 8,885
Republican Adam Vandall 5,833
42 Democratic Geri Huser Won re-election.


Democratic Geri Huser 12,201
43 Democratic Mark Smith Won re-election.


Democratic Mark Smith 7,325
Republican Jane Jech 5,557
44 Republican Polly Granzow


Republican Annette Sweeney 7,508
Democratic Tim Hoy 6,520
45 Democratic Beth Wessel-Kroeschell Won re-election.


Democratic Beth Wessel-Kroeschell 8,589
Republican Ryan Rhodes 6,168
46 Democratic Lisa Heddens Won re-election.


Democratic Lisa Heddens 11,953
Libertarian Eric Cooper 3,124
47 Republican Ralph Watts Won re-election.


Republican Ralph Watts 15,111
Democratic Susan Temere 10,256
48 Democratic Donovan Olson Won re-election.


Democratic Donovan Olson 10,248
49 Democratic Helen Miller Won re-election.


Democratic Helen Miller 7,901
Republican Michael J. Littzen 5,338
50 Republican David Tjepkes Won re-election.


Republican David Tjepkes 8,195
Democratic Lynne Gentry 4,519
51 Republican Rod Roberts Won re-election.


Republican Rod Roberts 10,020
52 Republican Gary Worthan Won re-election.


Republican Gary Worthan 7,362
Democratic Russell Camerer 3,843
53 Republican Dan Huseman Won re-election.


Republican Dan Huseman 8,532
Democratic Lori Sokolowski 6,094
54 Republican Christopher Rants Won re-election.


Republican Christopher Rants 7,885
Democratic Carlos Venable-Ridley 5,786
55 Republican Clarence Hoffman


Republican Jason Schultz 9,002
56 Republican Matt Windschitl Won re-election.


Republican Matt Windschitl 8,166
Democratic Jan Creasman 5,726
57 Republican Jack Drake Won re-election.


Republican Jack Drake 8,317
Democratic Ron Rosmann 5,835
58 Republican Clel Baudler Won re-election.


Republican Clel Baudler 8,256
Democratic Christopher Nelson 5,896
59 Republican Dan Clute


Republican Chris Hagenow 8,240
Democratic Jerry Sullivan 8,147
60 Republican Libby Jacobs


Republican Peter Cownie 8,905
Democratic Alan R. Koslow 6,874
Libertarian Russ Gibson 499
61 Democratic Jo Oldson Won re-election.


Democratic Jo Oldson 10,519
Republican Eric Kohlsdorf 5,213
62 Democratic Bruce Hunter Won re-election.


Democratic Bruce Hunter 7,381
Republican Chris Sanger 4,261
63 Republican Scott Raecker Won re-election.


Republican Scott Raecker 11,265
Democratic Nita Garvin 7,251
64 Democratic Janet Petersen Won re-election.


Democratic Janet Petersen 10,259
Republican Steve Svedja 5,034
65 Democratic Wayne Ford Won re-election.


Democratic Wayne Ford 7,870
Republican David Barnett 3,422
66 Democratic Ako Abdul-Samad Won re-election.


Democratic Ako Abdul-Samad 6,734
Green Chris Moeller 1,889
67 Democratic Kevin McCarthy Won re-election.


Democratic Kevin McCarthy 9,412
Republican Larry Disney 5,204
68 Democratic Rick Olson Won re-election.


Democratic Rick Olson 8,671
Republican Larry Voorhees 4,267
69 Republican Walt Tomenga


Republican Erik Helland 14,228
Democratic Richard Sosalla 9,111
70 Republican Carmine Boal


Republican Kevin Koester 12,043
Democratic Matt Pfaltzgraf 10,355
71 Republican Jim Van Engelenhoven Won re-election.


Republican Jim Van Engelenhoven 9,442
Democratic Pat Vanzante 5,829
72 Republican Rich Arnold Won re-election.


Republican Rich Arnold 9,043
Democratic James Demichelis, Jr. 4,409
73 Republican Jodi Tymeson Won re-election.


Republican Jodi Tymeson 10,498
Democratic Maxine Bussanmas 6,548
74 Democratic Mark Davitt Won re-election.


Democratic Mark Davitt 8,683
Republican Kent Sorenson 8,846
75 Democratic Eric Palmer Won re-election.


Democratic Eric Palmer 8,115
Republican Danny Carroll 6,867
76 Republican Betty De Boef Won re-election.


Republican Betty De Boef 9,033
Democratic Jim van Scoyoc 5,095
77 Democratic Mary Mascher Won re-election.


Democratic Mary Mascher 11,284
Independent Chris Brewer 2,421
78 Democratic Vicki Lensing Won re-election.


Democratic Vicki Lensing 15,702
79 Republican Jeff Kaufmann Won re-election.


Republican Jeff Kaufmann 9,456
Democratic Rebecca Spears 4,762
80 Democratic Nathan Reichert Won re-election.


Democratic Nathan Reichert 7,299
Republican Robert Howard 5,812
81 Republican Jamie Van Fossen Won re-election.


Republican Jamie Van Fossen 8,736
Democratic Phyllis Thede 6,951
82 Republican Linda Miller Won re-election.


Republican Linda Miller 12,749
83 Republican Steven Olson Won re-election.


Republican Steven Olson 9,135
Democratic Steve Smith 7,078
84 Democratic Elesha Gayman Won re-election.


Democratic Elesha Gayman 8,397
Republican Ross Paustian 7,593
85 Democratic Jim Lykam Won re-election.


Democratic Jim Lykam 9,892
Republican Linda Greenlee 5,330
86 Democratic Cindy Winckler Won re-election.


Democratic Cindy Winckler 7,645
Republican Joseph Sturgis 3,370
87 Republican Tom Sands Won re-election.


Republican Tom Sands 6,949
Democratic Frank Best 6,115
88 Democratic Dennis Cohoon Won re-election.


Democratic Dennis Cohoon 10,248
89 Republican Sandy Greiner


Democratic Larry Marek 7,315
Republican Jarad Klein 7,158
90 Democratic John Whitaker Won re-election.


Democratic John Whitaker 10,694
4th of July Party Dan Cesar 1,626
91 Republican Dave Heaton Won re-election.


Republican Dave Heaton 7,574
Democratic Ron Fedler 5,549
92 Democratic Philip L. Wise


Democratic Jerry Kearns 7,613
Republican Gary Ramaker 5,149
93 Democratic Mary Gaskill Won re-election.


Democratic Mary Gaskill 8,548
Independent Rick McClure 2,768
94 Democratic Kurt Swaim Won re-election.


Democratic Kurt Swaim 8,112
Republican Howard Hubbard 4,542
95 Democratic Mike Reasoner Won re-election.


Democratic Mike Reasoner 7,604
Republican Doug Smith 5,905
96 Republican Cecil Dolecheck Won re-election.


Republican Cecil Dolecheck 7,840
Democratic Dennis Cooper 5,269
97 Republican Rich Anderson Won re-election.


Republican Rich Anderson 10,752
98 Republican Greg Forristall Won re-election.


Republican Greg Forristall 13,167
99 Republican Doug Struyk Won re-election.


Republican Doug Struyk 5,757
Democratic Kurt Hubler 5,387
100 Democratic Paul Shomshor Won re-election.


Democratic Paul Shomshor 6,208
Republican Scott Belt 5,653

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State of Iowa - Senate Journal - Monday, January 8, 2007". State of Iowa. 2007-01-07. p. 1. Retrieved 2007-07-05. 
  2. ^ "Candidate Listing by Office". Iowa Secretary of State. 2008-09-08. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 
  3. ^ "Official Results Report - Statewide". Iowa Secretary of State. 2006-11-21. Retrieved 2007-07-04. 
  4. ^ Incumbent listing from "Members of the Iowa House: Eighty-Second General Assembly". Iowa General Assembly. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 
  5. ^ Independent candidates appear on the ballot in Iowa as "Nominated by Petition".