Local Iowa Election Results
Tuesday's state elections yielded some interesting results. Iowa elected its first female governor, while many incumbents failed to secure re-election.
Republican Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has won a full-term in office by defeating Democratic businessman Fred Hubbell.
Reynolds' victory Tuesday makes her the first woman elected governor in Iowa. She previously won two terms as lieutenant governor and was promoted to chief executive in 2017 when Gov. Terry Branstad was chosen by President Donald Trump to serve as ambassador to China. Reynolds had also served in the state legislature before her stint as Lt. Governor.
In a race which held national attention, for a seat in the U.S. House, Democrat Abby Finkenauer defeated incumbent Republican Rod Blum in the 1st District in northeast Iowa. Both candidates are from Dubuque.
And Cindy Axne beat GOP Rep. (and incumbent) David Young in southwest Iowa's 3rd Congressional District. Finkenauer and Axne are Iowa's first female representatives in the U.S. House.
Waterloo police chief Dan Trelka has been elected to the Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors. The Republican will fill the seat being vacated by former Waterloo Fire Chief Frank Magsamen.
In a battle for the Iowa House District 60 seat, political newcomer David Williams, a Democrat, beat incumbent Republican Walt Rogers. The two are neighbors in Cedar Falls. District 60 includes part of Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Hudson and rural parts of Black Hawk County.