1958 Iowa Senate election

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1958 Iowa Senate election
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22 out of 50 seats in the Iowa State Senate
26 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Daniel Clifford "D. C." Nolan George E. O'Malley
Party Republican Democratic
Leader's seat 25th 30th
Last election 40 10
Seats after 33 17
Seat change Decrease7 Increase7

Majority Leader before election

D. C. Nolan
Republican

Elected Majority Leader

Jack Schroeder
Republican

The 1958 Iowa State Senate elections took place as part of the biennial 1958 United States elections. Iowa voters elected state senators in 22 of the state senate's 50 districts. State senators serve four-year terms in the Iowa State Senate.

A statewide map of the 50 state Senate districts in the year 1958 is provided by the Iowa General Assembly here.

The primary election on June 2, 1958 determined which candidates appeared on the November 4, 1958 general election ballot.[1][2]

Following the previous election, Republicans had control of the Iowa state Senate with 40 seats to Democrats' 10 seats.

To claim control of the chamber from Republicans, the Democrats needed to net 16 Senate seats.

Republicans maintained control of the Iowa State Senate following the 1958 general election with the balance of power shifting to Republicans holding 33 seats and Democrats having 17 seats (a net gain of 7 seats for Democrats).

Summary of Results[edit]

  • Note: The 28 holdover Senators not up for re-election are not listed on this table.[3]
State Senate District Incumbent Party Incoming Senator Party
1st Edward Joseph McManus Dem Charles F. Eppers Dem
7th Frank Hoxie Rep Frank Hoxie Rep
9th Thomas J. Dailey Dem Carl Hoschek Dem
10th Carl T. Anderson Rep Clifford M. Vance Rep
12th Wilbur Cleland Molison Rep C. Edwin Gilmour Dem
13th Samuel H. Burton Dem Jacob B. "Jake" Mincks Dem
18th John David Shoeman Rep John David Shoeman Rep
20th George W. Weber Rep George W. Weber Rep
21st Jack Schroeder Rep Jack Schroeder Rep
22nd David O. Shaff Rep David O. Shaff Rep
29th Jack Morris Wormley Rep Eugene Marshall Hill Dem
30th George E. O'Malley Dem George E. O'Malley Dem
34th Albert Weiss Rep Robert G. Moore Dem
35th Arnold Utzig Dem Andrew G. Frommelt Dem
37th John A. Walker Rep John A. Walker Rep
38th Arch Wallace McFarlane Rep Melvin Harlan Wolf Dem
42nd Frank D. Elwood Rep Lynn Potter Dem
43rd William H. Tate Rep Walter E. Edelen Dem
44th Robert R. Rigler Rep Robert R. Rigler Rep
45th Lawrence Putney Rep Lawrence Putney Rep
48th Alan William Vest Rep Peter F. Hansen Dem
50th Guy G. Butler Rep Guy G. Butler Rep

Source:[4]

Detailed Results[edit]

  • NOTE: The 28 districts that did not hold elections in 1958 are not listed here.

District 1District 7District 9District 10District 12District 13District 18District 20District 21District 22District 29District 30District 34District 35District 37District 38District 42District 43District 44District 45District 48District 50

  • Note: The Iowa Secretary of State's website does not document any competitive intra-party primaries for state Senate races in 1958.[5]

District 1[edit]

Iowa Senate, District 1 General Election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles F. Eppers 7,326 54.0
Republican Charles O. Frazier 6,232 46.0
Total votes 13,558 100.0
Democratic hold

District 7[edit]

Iowa Senate, District 7 General Election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Hoxie (incumbent) 6,081 60.2
Democratic Ralph H. Greenwood 4,028 39.8
Total votes 10,109 100.0
Republican hold

District 9[edit]

Iowa Senate, District 9 General Election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Carl Hoschek 7,200 50.1
Republican Blythe C. Conn 7,158 49.9
Total votes 14,358 100.0
Democratic hold

District 10[edit]

Iowa Senate, District 10 General Election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Clifford M. Vance 6,633 60.6
Democratic Virgil F. Trabert 4,309 39.4
Total votes 10,942 100.0
Republican hold

District 12[edit]

Iowa Senate, District 12 General Election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic C. Edwin Gilmour 5,689 50.1
Republican Wilbur C. Molison (incumbent) 5,665 49.9
Total votes 11,354 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 13[edit]

Iowa Senate, District 13 General Election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jake B. Mincks 8,585 59.4
Republican Elmer K. Bekman 5,860 40.6
Total votes 14,445 100.0
Democratic hold

District 18[edit]

Iowa Senate, District 18 General Election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John D. Shoeman 6,571 53.5
Democratic George P. Christensen 5,700 46.5
Total votes 12,271 100.0
Republican hold

District 20[edit]

Iowa Senate, District 20 General Election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George W. Weber (incumbent) 6,758 54.2
Democratic Harold O. Keele 5,701 45.8
Total votes 12,459 100.0
Republican hold

District 21[edit]

Iowa Senate, District 21 General Election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jack Schroeder (incumbent) 15,756 57.5
Democratic Richard T. Foley 11,622 42.5
Total votes 27,378 100.0
Republican hold

District 22[edit]

Iowa Senate, District 22 General Election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David O. Shaff (incumbent) 8,330 55.5
Democratic Robert J. Soesbe 6,686 44.5
Total votes 15,016 100.0
Republican hold

District 29[edit]

Iowa Senate, District 29 General Election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eugene M. Hill 6,119 52.3
Republican Jack M. Wormley (incumbent) 5,570 47.7
Total votes 11,689 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 30[edit]

Iowa Senate, District 30 General Election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George E. O'Malley (incumbent) 45,460 60.1
Republican Herbert H. Hauge 30,170 39.9
Total votes 75,630 100.0
Democratic hold

District 34[edit]

Iowa Senate, District 34 General Election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic R. G. Moore 8,445 53.3
Republican Albert Weiss (incumbent) 7,403 46.7
Total votes 15,848 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 35[edit]

Iowa Senate, District 35 General Election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Andrew G. Frommelt 14,096 100.0
Total votes 14,096 100.0
Democratic hold

District 37[edit]

Iowa Senate, District 37 General Election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John A. Walker (incumbent) 9,991 56.2
Democratic Martin H. Morrissey 7,792 43.8
Total votes 17,783 100.0
Republican hold

District 38[edit]

Iowa Senate, District 38 General Election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Melvin H. Wolf 17,067 51.0
Republican Arch W. McFarlane (incumbent) 16,367 49.0
Total votes 33,434 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 42[edit]

Iowa Senate, District 42 General Election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lynn Potter 6,744 52.8
Republican Marion Ringoen 6,037 47.2
Total votes 12,781 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 43[edit]

Iowa Senate, District 43 General Election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Walter E. Edelen 10,253 51.8
Republican James B. Conroy 9,541 48.2
Total votes 19,794 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 44[edit]

Iowa Senate, District 44 General Election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert R. Rigler (incumbent) 6,289 54.2
Democratic John C. Sebern 5,304 45.8
Total votes 11,593 100.0
Republican hold

District 45[edit]

Iowa Senate, District 45 General Election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lawrence Putney (incumbent) 9,356 53.0
Democratic Hugo H. Joens 8,282 47.0
Total votes 17,638 100.0
Republican hold

District 48[edit]

Iowa Senate, District 48 General Election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter F. Hansen 9,426 53.2
Republican William R. Ferguson 8,294 46.8
Total votes 17,720 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 50[edit]

Iowa Senate, District 50 General Election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Guy G. Butler (incumbent) 8,670 55.0
Democratic Dean Loos 7,080 45.0
Total votes 15,750 100.0
Republican hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Primary Election 1958 For State Senator". Iowa Official Register. Retrieved June 4, 2020.
  2. ^ "General Election 1958 For State Senator". Iowa Official Register. Retrieved June 4, 2020.
  3. ^ "Holdover State Senators". Iowa Official Register. Retrieved June 4, 2020.
  4. ^ "Legislators". Iowa State Senate. Retrieved June 4, 2020.
  5. ^ "State Senate Primary Canvass 1958" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved June 4, 2020.