Gregg and Reynolds in Sioux Center

Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg and Gov. Kim Reynolds in Sioux Center Monday, Nov. 5, a day before both were elected over Democratic challengers Fred Hubbell and Rita Hart.

HAWARDEN—Hawarden native and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg was ecstatic after the close Iowa governor’s race on Tuesday, Nov. 6, went in favor of incumbent Gov. Kim Reynolds and himself.

“It is such an honor to be elected to serve alongside Gov. Reynolds as her lieutenant governor,” Gregg said. “Thank you to Hawarden, Ireton, and all of Sioux County. You came up big for us — your votes made a difference.”

According to unofficial results from the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office, Reynolds (R-Des Moines) and Gregg (R-Urbandale) received 662,633 votes, or 50.4 percent, during the general election to beat Democrats Fred Hubbell of Des Moines and Rita Hart of Wheatland, who earned 623,099 votes, or 47.4 percent.

Libertarians Jake Porter of Council Bluffs and Lynne Gentry of Rockwell City received 21,095 votes, or 1.6 percent, and Clear Water Party of Iowa’s Gary Siegwarth of Elkader and Natalia Blaskovich of Sherill earned 7,349 votes, or 0.56 percent.

According to unofficial results from the Sioux County Auditor’s Office, Reynolds and Gregg received 12,825 votes, or 86 percent, in Gregg’s native N’West Iowa county.

Hubbell and Hart earned 1,949 votes, or 13.1 percent; Porter and Gentry received 107 votes, or 0.72 percent; and Siegwarth and Blaskovich received 38 votes, or 0.25 percent in Sioux County.

Reynolds and Gregg were in Sioux Center on Monday for one last rally before Tuesday’s election.

At the event, Reynolds noted that it was an honor to be Iowa’s first female governor and provided preliminary victory reaction.

“I look forward to building on the progress we have made over the last couple of years and I’m honored and humbled to serve Iowans in this capacity,” she said.

In other election news, there were no contested races at the local level.

Unofficial results from the auditor’s office show:

  • Incumbent county attorney Thomas Kunstle (R-Orange City) received 12,666 votes, or 100 percent.
  • Republican Jessica Kooiker of Boyden earned 13,074 votes, or 100 percent, for the county recorder’s position.
  • Incumbent county treasurer Randall Jacobsma (R-Orange City), received 13,131 votes, or 100 percent.
  • Republican Jerry Muilenburg of Orange City earned 2,500 votes, or 100 percent, for the District 2 supervisor’s seat.
  • Republican Carl Vande Weerd of Rock Valley received 2,911 votes, or 100 percent, for the District 5 supervisor’s position.
  • Incumbent state Rep. Skyler Wheeler (R-Orange City) received 11,026 votes, or 100 percent, for District 4 of the Iowa House of Representatives.

The general election results are unofficial until they are canvassed and approved by the county board of supervisors when it meets on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Orange City.

OTHER CONTESTED RACES:

In addition to the Iowa governor’s race, there were other contested races for state and federal seats:

  • Iowa secretary of state: Incumbent Paul Pate (R-Des Moines), 680,998 votes (52.9 percent) statewide and 12,465 votes (85.7 percent) in Sioux County; Democrat Deidre DeJear, Des Moines, 576,349 votes (44.8 percent) statewide and 1,900 votes (13.1 percent) in Sioux County; Libertarian Jules Ofenbakh, West Des Moines, 30,372 votes (2.4 percent) statewide and 173 votes (1.2 percent) in Sioux County.
  • Iowa state auditor: Democrat Rob Sand, Des Moines, 652,589 votes (50.9 percent) statewide and 2,489 votes (17.3 percent) in Sioux County; incumbent Mary Mosiman (R-Ames), 596,850 votes (46.5 percent) statewide and 11,710 votes (81.2 percent) in Sioux County; Libertarian Fred Perryman, Cedar Falls, 32,889 votes (2.6 percent) statewide and 219 votes (1.5 percent) in Sioux County.
  • Iowa state treasurer: Incumbent Michael Fitzgerald (D-Waukee), 702,796 votes (54.75 percent) statewide and 2,521 votes (17.6 percent) in Sioux County; Republican Jeremy Davis, Ames, 549,630 votes (42.8 percent) statewide and 11,642 votes (81 percent) in Sioux County; Libertarian Timothy Hird, Des Moines, 30,791 votes (2.4 percent) statewide and 202 votes (1.4 percent) in Sioux County.
  • Iowa secretary of agriculture: Incumbent Mike Naig (R-Des Moines), 646,928 votes (50.5 percent) statewide and 12,424 votes (85.8 percent) in Sioux County; Democrat Tim Gannon, Des Moines, 595,703 votes (46.5 percent) statewide and 1,834 votes (12.7 percent) in Sioux County; Libertarian Rick Stewart, Cedar Rapids, 38,354 votes (3 percent) statewide and 219 votes (1.5 percent) in Sioux County.
  • Iowa attorney general: Incumbent Tom Miller (D-Des Moines), 871,640 votes (76.5 percent) statewide and 6,375 votes (67 percent) in Sioux County; Libertarian Marco Battaglia, Des Moines, 259,628 votes (22.8 percent) statewide and 3,137 votes (33 percent) in Sioux County.
  • U.S. House District 4: Incumbent U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Wall Lake), 157,221 votes (50.3 percent) districtwide and 10,811 votes (73.4 percent) in Sioux County; Democrat J.D. Scholten, Sioux City, 146,698 votes (47 percent) districtwide and 3,673 votes (25 percent) in Sioux County; Libertarian Charles Aldrich, Clarion, 6,312 votes (2 percent) districtwide and 182 votes (1.24 percent) in Sioux County; Edward Peterson, Estherville, no party, 1,939 votes (0.62 percent) districtwide and 57 votes (0.39 percent) in Sioux County.