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Iowa Primary Field Set

Mar 19, 2012

Iowa’s June 5 primary will feature multiple contested races in the southeast corner of the state.  Friday, March 16 marked the end of the filing period for state and federal office.

Four men beat the deadline to enter the race in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District, which includes 24 counties in southeast, south-central, and east-central Iowa.

Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-IA2) is being challenged in the primary by Joe Seng of Davenport.  On the Republican side, John Archer of Bettendorf will square off with Dan Dolan of Muscatine.

Meanwhile, at the state level, five individuals filed the paperwork required to replace retiring State Senator Gene Fraise in the 42nd District.  The District includes all of Lee and Henry Counties and portions of Jefferson and Washington Counties.

Republicans Lee Harder of Hillsboro and Larry Kruse of Donnellson will face off in June while the Democratic field includes Donna Amandus and Bob Morawitz of Fort Madison and Rich Taylor of Mount Pleasant.

There are no other contested legislative races in Lee and Des Moines Counties.

Candidates still have a couple more weeks to file for county office.  The deadline is Wednesday, March 28.



Congress – District 2

Democrats – Rep. Dave Loebsack (Iowa City) & Joe Seng (Davenport)

Republicans – John Archer (Bettendorf) & Dan Dolan (Muscatine)


Iowa Senate 42

Democrats – Donna Amandus (Fort Madison), Bob Morawitz (Fort Madison), and Rich Taylor (Mount Pleasant)

Republicans – Lee Harder (Hillsboro) & Larry Kruse (Donnellson)


Iowa Senate 44

Democrats – Sen. Tom Courtney (Burlington)

Republicans – Brad Bourn (Burlington)


Iowa House 83

Democrats – Rep. Jerry Kearns (Keokuk)

Republicans – NONE


Iowa House 84

Democrats – NONE

Republicans – Rep. Dave Heaton (Mt. Pleasant)


Iowa House 87

Democrats – Rep. Dennis Cohoon (Burlington)

Republicans – Andrew Wilson (Burlington)


Iowa House 88

Democrats – Sara Sedlacek (West Liberty)

Republicans – Tom Sands (Wapello)