1932 Iowa Senate election

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30 out of 50 seats in the Iowa Senate
26 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 6 44
Seats after 25[a] 25[a]
Seat change Increase19[b] Decrease19[b]

The 1932 Iowa Senate elections took place as part of the biennial 1932 United States elections. Iowa voters elected state senators in 30 of the Iowa Senate's 50 districts. State senators serve four-year terms in Iowa.

A statewide map of the 50 state senate districts in the 1932 elections is provided by the Iowa General Assembly here.

The primary election on June 6, 1932 determined which candidates appeared on the November 8, 1932 general election ballot.[1][2]

Following the previous election, Republicans had control of the Iowa Senate with 44 seats to Democrats' 6 seats, so to flip control of the chamber, the Democrats needed to net 20 Senate seats in these elections.

The Democrats gained control of the Senate following the 1932 general election, with the balance of power shifting to Republicans and Democrats having 25 seats each (a net gain of 19 seats for Democrats).[b] Lieutenant Governor of Iowa Nelson G. Kraschel was a Democrat and presided over the evenly-divided Iowa Senate following the election.[a]

By winning her election in the 23rd senatorial district during these elections, Carolyn Campbell Pendray became the first woman elected to the Iowa Senate. Previously, she had been the first woman elected to the Iowa House of Representatives as well.[c]

Summary of results

Senate District Incumbent Party Elected Senator Party
2nd Aaron Vale Blackford Rep John N. Calhoun Rep
3rd Herbert B. Carroll Rep John K. Valentine Dem
4th John W. Kent Rep John Henry Judd Dem
5th Frank D. Ickis Rep Frank M. Stevens Dem
6th Arthur Gray Leonard Rep Claude Stanley Rep
7th[e] Frank Iradelle Coykendall Rep Frank Iradelle Coykenall[b] Dem
8th William C. Cochrane Rep Homer Hush Rep
11th Wesley C. Lowe Rep William S. Beardsley Rep
14th Forrester Call Stanley Rep Louis Tuttle Shangle Dem
15th William Alexander Clark Rep Carl F. Aschenbrenner Dem
16th John N. Langfitt Rep Ora E. Husted Rep
17th Frank Bissell Rep George M. Hopkins Rep
19th William Samuel Baird Rep Morris W. Moore Dem
23rd George W. Tabor Dem Carolyn Campbell Pendray[c] Dem
24th Charles Longley Rigby Rep Henry Delbert Miller Dem
25th George Marchant Clearman Rep Paul W. Schmidt Dem
26th Charles Francis Clark Rep Frank C. Byers Rep
27th C. E. Anderson Rep Paul H. Anderson Dem
28th William E. McLeland Rep Chris Reese Dem
31st Lant H. Doran Rep Fred William Nelson Rep
32nd Bertel M. Stoddard Rep Vincent F. Harrington Dem
33rd Chester G. Cole Rep Warren F. Miller Dem
36th Charles Augustus Benson Rep Martin X. Geske Dem
39th George W. Christophel Rep Louis H. Meyer Dem
40th John Henry Hager Rep Thomas William Mullaney Dem
41st Otto E. Gunderson Rep Leo Elthon Rep
43rd Edward W. Clark Rep William C. McArthur Dem
46th Lew MacDonald[f] Rep Mike G. Fisch Dem
47th George William Patterson Rep George William Patterson Rep
48th Lewis Thomas Quirk Rep I. G. Chrystal Dem
49th Tollef Edward Moen[g] Rep Garritt E. Roelofs Rep

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Detailed Results

District 2

Iowa Senate, District 2 Republican Primary Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John N. Calhoun 2,592 43.2
Republican Carroll 2,021 33.6
Republican Aaron Vale Blackford (incumbent) 1,393 23.2
Total votes 6,006 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 2 General Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John N. Calhoun 6,073 52.0
Democratic J. S. Foxgrave 5,597 48.0
Total votes 11,670 100.0
Republican hold

District 3

Iowa Senate, District 3 Democratic Primary Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John K. Valentine 1,606 49.7
Democratic Hornaday 818 25.3
Democratic Killian 808 25.0
Total votes 3,232 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 3 General Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John K. Valentine 8,598 61.5
Republican George L. Bovard 5,389 38.5
Total votes 13,987 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 4

Iowa Senate, District 4 General Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John H. Judd 6,115 53.3
Republican Tedford W. Miles 5,352 46.7
Total votes 11,467 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 5

Iowa Senate, District 5 Republican Primary Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Selby C. Stanley 5,742 75.0
Republican Eiker 1,910 25.0
Total votes 7,652 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 5 Democratic Primary Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank M. Stevens 936 39.3
Democratic Springer 809 33.9
Democratic Eddy 639 26.8
Total votes 2,384 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 5 General Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank M. Stevens 7,918 51.7
Republican Selby C. Stanley 7,395 48.3
Total votes 15,313 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 6

Iowa Senate, District 6 Republican Primary Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Claude M. Stanley 3,005 51.9
Republican Arthur Gray Leonard (incumbent) 2,782 48.1
Total votes 5,787 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 6 General Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Claude M. Stanley 4,972 55.2
Democratic C. A. Haynes 4,034 44.8
Total votes 9,006 100.0
Republican hold

District 8

Iowa Senate, District 8 Republican Primary Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Homer Hush 2,912 51.3
Republican Wilson 2,054 36.1
Republican Williams 716 12.6
Total votes 5,682 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 8 General Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Homer Hush 6,635 52.8
Democratic Gordon Steiner 5,941 47.2
Total votes 12,576 100.0
Republican hold

District 11

Iowa Senate, District 11 Republican Primary Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William S. Beardsley 3,405 60.5
Republican Moffett 2,224 39.5
Total votes 5,629 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 11 General Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William S. Beardsley 5,991 56.6
Democratic Clifford P. Shane 4,588 43.4
Total votes 10,579 100.0
Republican hold

District 14

Iowa Senate, District 14 Republican Primary Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Warren A. Caldwell 1,590 50.7
Republican McClune 1,547 49.3
Total votes 3,137 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 14 Democratic Primary Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic L. T. Shangle 706 60.7
Democratic Gilderbloom 457 39.3
Total votes 1,163 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 14 General Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic L. T. Shangle 4,463 50.2
Republican Warren A. Caldwell 4,435 49.8
Total votes 8,898 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 15

Iowa Senate, District 15 Democratic Primary Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Carl Aschenbrenner 1,614 52.7
Democratic Godfrey 1,449 47.3
Total votes 3,063 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 15 General Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Carl Aschenbrenner 8,480 52.7
Republican Charles Miller 7,609 47.3
Total votes 16,089 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 16

Iowa Senate, District 16 Republican Primary Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ora E. Husted 2,584 41.1
Republican Percival 2,146 34.2
Republican Robbins 1,551 24.7
Total votes 6,281 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 16 General Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ora E. Husted 4,892 51.1
Democratic S. A. Hays 4,676 48.9
Total votes 9,568 100.0
Republican hold

District 17

Iowa Senate, District 17 Republican Primary Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George M. Hopkins 4,240 40.5
Republican Mills 3,526 33.6
Republican Frank Bissell (incumbent) 2,709 25.9
Total votes 10,475 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 17 General Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George M. Hopkins 9,388 51.7
Democratic George J. Dugan 8,778 48.3
Total votes 18,166 100.0
Republican hold

District 19

Iowa Senate, District 19 General Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Morris Moore 15,620 61.6
Republican W. S. Baird (incumbent) 9,727 38.4
Total votes 25,347 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 23

Iowa Senate, District 23 Republican Primary Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles S. Brown(e)[h] 809 52.0
Republican Cole 748 48.0
Total votes 1,557 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 23 Democratic Primary Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Carolyn Campbell Pendray[c] 1,175 59.4
Democratic George W. Tabor (incumbent) 803 40.6
Total votes 1,978 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 23 General Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Carolyn C. Pendray[c] 4,304 60.1
Republican Charles S. Brown(e)[h] 2,858 39.9
Total votes 7,162 100.0
Democratic hold

District 24

Iowa Senate, District 24 Republican Primary Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican E. A. Grimwood 2,037 40.6
Republican Bodenhofer 1,527 30.5
Republican Van Buren 1,450 28.9
Total votes 5,014 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 24 General Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic H. D. Miller 8,718 57.5
Republican E. A. Grimwood 6,455 42.5
Total votes 15,173 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 25

Iowa Senate, District 25 Republican Primary Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frederick C. Schadt 1,976 46.3
Republican Kueneman 1,476 34.6
Republican McCulloch 812 19.1
Total votes 4,264 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 25 General Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Paul W. Schmidt 10,352 52.6
Republican Frederick C. Schadt 9,322 47.4
Total votes 19,674 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 26

Iowa Senate, District 26 Republican Primary Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank C. Byers 6,700 72.2
Republican Hall 2,583 27.8
Total votes 9,283 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 26 General Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank C. Byers 19,403 55.1
Democratic William Tehel 15,800 44.9
Total votes 35,203 100.0
Republican hold

District 27

Iowa Senate, District 27 General Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Paul H. Anderson 10,748 57.9
Republican Marion R. McCaulley 7,829 42.1
Total votes 18,577 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 28

Iowa Senate, District 28 Republican Primary Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican W. J. Lynch[i] 1,626 27.8
Republican Roy P. Scott[j] 1,536 26.4
Republican Roy L. Pell[k] 1,159 19.9
Republican Rylander 855 14.7
Republican William E. McLeland (incumbent) 650 11.2
Total votes 5,826 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 28 General Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chris Reese 4,658 37.0
Independent W. J. Lynch[i] 3,362 26.7
Republican Roy L. Pell[k] 2,799 22.3
Independent Roy P. Scott[j] 1,758 14.0
Total votes 12,577 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 31

Iowa Senate, District 31 Republican Primary Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Fred W. Nelson 4,165 40.1
Republican Lynch 3,965 38.2
Republican Welty 2,257 21.7
Total votes 10,387 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 31 Democratic Primary Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic H. F. McLaughlin 281 55.8
Democratic Loyd 223 44.2
Total votes 504 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 31 General Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Fred W. Nelson 10,919 61.6
Democratic H. F. McLaughlin 6,799 38.4
Total votes 17,718 100.0
Republican hold

District 32

Iowa Senate, District 32 Republican Primary Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican C. N. Jepson 6,264 59.5
Republican Bergeson 4,268 40.5
Total votes 10,532 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 32 Democratic Primary Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Vincent F. Harrington 3,432 61.9
Democratic Waller 2,112 38.1
Total votes 5,544 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 32 General Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Vincent F. Harrington 20,939 59.3
Republican C. N. Jepson 14,349 40.7
Total votes 35,288 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 33

Iowa Senate, District 33 Republican Primary Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George F. Slemmons 3,667 53.5
Republican Smith 3,186 46.5
Total votes 6,853 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 33 General Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Warren F. Miller 8,581 51.2
Republican George F. Slemmons 8,185 48.8
Total votes 16,766 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 36

Iowa Senate, District 36 General Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic M. X. Geske 6,716 62.7
Republican C. J. Orr 3,995 37.3
Total votes 10,711 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 39

Iowa Senate, District 39 Republican Primary Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John M. Ramsey 2,349 37.3
Republican Young 1,502 23.9
Republican Eckles 1,441 22.9
Republican Stine 1,004 15.9
Total votes 6,296 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 39 Democratic Primary Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic L. H. Meyer 1,529 68.1
Democratic Spain 716 31.9
Total votes 2,245 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 39 General Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic L. H. Meyer 7,374 53.9
Republican John M. Ramsey 6,297 46.1
Total votes 13,671 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 40

Iowa Senate, District 40 Republican Primary Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican J. H. Hager (incumbent) 3,558 41.8
Republican Marston 2,765 32.5
Republican Hendrickson 2,197 25.7
Total votes 8,520 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 40 General Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic T. W. Mullaney 10,589 54.7
Republican J. H. Hager (incumbent) 8,775 45.3
Total votes 19,364 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 41

Iowa Senate, District 41 Republican Primary Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Leo Elthon 4,180 36.7
Republican Torgenson 3,717 32.6
Republican Brown 3,501 30.7
Total votes 11,398 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 41 General Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Leo H. Elthon 6,255 44.0
Democratic L. P. Miller 5,217 36.7
Independent J. P. Hansen 2,739 19.3
Total votes 14,211 100.0
Republican hold

District 43

Iowa Senate, District 43 General Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William McArthur 14,556 56.2
Republican A. L. Rule 11,342 43.8
Total votes 25,898 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 46

Iowa Senate, District 46 General Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike G. Fisch 12,763 60.1
Republican Lew MacDonald (incumbent)[f] 8,484 39.9
Total votes 21,247 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 47

Iowa Senate, District 47 General Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican G. W. Patterson (incumbent) 13,827 50.2
Democratic B. F. McFarland 13,744 49.8
Total votes 27,571 100.0
Republican hold

District 48

Iowa Senate, District 48 Republican Primary Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Elmer Long 4,617 49.1
Republican Wood 3,639 38.8
Republican Bowman 1,134 12.1
Total votes 9,390 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 48 Democratic Primary Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic I. G. Chrystal 1,898 64.8
Democratic Hanna 1,029 35.2
Total votes 2,927 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 48 General Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic I. G. Chrystal 11,527 60.2
Republican Robert Elmer Long 7,617 39.8
Total votes 19,144 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 49

Iowa Senate, District 49 Republican Primary Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Garritt E. Roelofs 5,633 42.3
Republican T. E. Moen (incumbent)[g] 4,700 35.4
Republican Meltzer 2,969 22.3
Total votes 13,302 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 49 General Election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Garritt E. Roelofs 12,376 50.2
Democratic T. E. Moen (incumbent)[g] 12,299 49.8
Total votes 24,675 100.0
Republican hold
  1. ^ a b c As Lieutenant Governor of Iowa, Democrat Nelson G. Kraschel presided over the evenly-divided Iowa Senate following the 1932 general election.
  2. ^ a b c d Senator Frank Iradelle Coykendall of district 7 switched parties from Republican to Democratic, adding an additional seat to the Democratic caucus starting in 1933.
  3. ^ a b c d Senator Carolyn Campbell Pendray was the first woman elected to the Iowa General Assembly.[3]
  4. ^ Note that district 7 did not have an election and Senator Coykendall was a holdover Senator; however, he switched parties starting in 1933.
  5. ^ The seventh district did not hold an election in 1932. However, Senator Coykendall switched parties from Republican to Democrat.
  6. ^ a b His surname is listed as both "McDonald" and "MacDonald" on various documents on the Iowa General Assembly website.[6][7]
  7. ^ a b c Senator Moen switched parties and ran for re-election as a Democrat. He was defeated.
  8. ^ a b His name is written as both "Browne" and "Brown" in the primary and general elections, respectively.
  9. ^ a b Despite getting the most votes in the Republican Primary, Lynch ran in the general election as an Independent.
  10. ^ a b Despite getting the second most votes in the Republican Primary, Scott ran in the general election as an Independent.
  11. ^ a b Despite coming in third in the Republican Primary, Pell would run as the party's nominee in the general election as the first and second placed finishers in the Republican Primary both ran in the general as Independents.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Primary Election 1932 For State Senator" (PDF). Iowa General Assembly. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  2. ^ "General Election 1932 For State Senator" (PDF). Iowa General Assembly. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  3. ^ "Biographies of State Senators" (PDF). Iowa General Assembly. Retrieved June 28, 2020.
  4. ^ "Legislators". Iowa Senate. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  5. ^ "Primary Election for State Senator 1932" (PDF). Iowa Official Register. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  6. ^ "Compiled Redbook Biographies" (PDF). Iowa General Assembly. Retrieved June 28, 2020.
  7. ^ "Senator Lew McDonald". Iowa General Assembly. Retrieved June 28, 2020.