2022 Election: Butler County results

Jake Ryder
Eclipse News-Review

A strong majority of Butler County voters supported Republican candidates in contested state and federal races in Tuesday's 2022 midterm elections, with 100% of local precincts reporting as of Tuesday night.

At the county level, there were no contested races.

As of Wednesday morning, statewide results have indicated a firm shift of power to the Republican Party in representation at Washington D.C. as well as at the Capitol Building in Des Moines. According to official results, two counties had yet to fully report as of Wednesday morning.

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley has been re-elected to an eighth term, defeating Democrat opponent, Mike Franken.

Three of four U.S. House Republican representatives have retained their seats as well, with Mariannette Miller-Meeks, Ashley Hinson and Randy Feenstra winning their respective races. The District 3 race between Republican Zach Nunn and incumbent Cindy Axne is in a dead-heat, with Nunn currently leading by a little over 2,000 votes.

In races for offices in Des Moines, Gov. Kim Reynolds has been elected to another term, as has Secretary of State Paul D. Pate and Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig. Republican state treasurer candidate Roby Smith is projected by the Des Moines Register to have defeated incumbent Democrat Michael Fitzgerald.

Tom Miller, the Democratic incumbent attorney general candidate, conceded to Republican challenger Brenna Bird earlier Wednesday morning. A race between Democrat incumbent Auditor Rob Sand and Republican challenger Todd Halbur is currently too close to call.

In the State Senate, Republican Sandy Salmon has won the District 29 seat against Democratic challenger Jenn Wolff. Republican Pat Grassley has won the District 57 seat in the State House, defeating Democrat Carissa Froyum.

An amendment to the state constitution was also overwhelmingly approved by voters, with 65 percent voting to add language to the Iowa Constitution that protects Iowans' right to keep and bear arms and places tighter restrictions on any future state legislation that may attempt to restrict that right.

Butler County Results

U.S. Senator

Chuck Grassley - 4,334

Michael Franken - 1,669

U.S. Representative Dist. 2

Ashley Hinson - 4,279

Liz Mathis - 1,730


Kim Reynolds and Adam Gregg - 4,501

Diedre DeJear and Eric Van Lancker - 1,429

Secretary of State

Paul D. Pate - 4,577

Joel Miller - 1,400

Auditor of State

Todd Halbur - 3,775

Rob Sand - 2,166

Treasurer of State

Roby Smith - 3,993

Michael L. Fitzgerald - 1,928

Secretary of Agriculture

Mike Naig - 4,667

John Norwood - 1,293

Attorney General

Brenna Bird - 3,918

Tom Miller - 2,041

State Senator, Dist. 29

Sandy Salmon - 4,371

Jenn Wolff - 1,570

State Rep., Dist. 57

Pat Grassley - 4,443

Carissa Froyum - 1,578

Constitutional Amendment - The right to keep and bear arms

Yes - 4,569

No - 1,057


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