Iowa's 3rd congressional district

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Iowa's 3rd congressional district
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Iowa's 3rd congressional district since January 3, 2013
Representative
  Cindy Axne
DWest Des Moines
Distribution
  • 73.07% urban
  • 26.93% rural
Population (2019)848,170
Median income$67,681[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+1[2]

Iowa's 3rd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S state of Iowa. The district is in the southwest part of the state including Des Moines and the borders with Nebraska and Missouri. The district was created in 1863. The people who live in the district elect a person to represent the district in the United States House of Representatives. The district has been represented in the United States House of Representatives by Democrat Cindy Axne since 2019.

Election history[change | change source]

Office Year District Statewide Nationwide
President 2000 Al Gore 49% – George W. Bush 48% Gore Bush
2004 George W. Bush 50% – John Kerry 50% Bush
2008 Barack Obama 54% – John McCain 44% Obama Obama
2012 Barack Obama 51% – Mitt Romney 47%
2016 Donald Trump 48% – Hillary Clinton 45% Trump Trump
2020 Donald Trump 49.1% – Joe Biden 49.0% Biden

2002[change | change source]

2002 Iowa's 3rd congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Leonard Boswell 115,367 53.41
Republican Stan Thompson 97,285 45.04
Libertarian Jeffrey J. Smith 2,689 1.25
Socialist Workers Edwin B. Fruit 569 0.26
No party Others 75 0.04
Total votes 215,985 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2004[change | change source]

2004 Iowa's 3rd congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Leonard Boswell 168,007 55.21
Republican Stan Thompson 136,009 44.72
No party Others 213 0.07
Total votes 304,229 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2006[change | change source]

2006 Iowa's 3rd congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Leonard Boswell 115,769 51.85
Republican Jeff Lamberti 103,722 46.45
Socialist Workers Helen Meyers 3,591 1.61
No party Others 205 0.09
Total votes 223,287 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2008[change | change source]

2008 Iowa's 3rd congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Leonard Boswell 176,904 56.31
Republican Kim Schmett 132,136 42.06
Socialist Workers Frank Forrestal 4,599 1.46
No party Others 521 0.17
Total votes 314,160 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2010[change | change source]

2010 Iowa's 3rd congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Leonard Boswell 122,147 50.73
Republican Brad Zaun 111,925 46.49
Socialist Workers Rebecca Williamson 6,258 2.60
No party Others 426 0.18
Total votes 240,756 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2012[change | change source]

2012 Iowa's 3rd congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Latham 202,000 50.56
Democratic Leonard Boswell 168,632 42.20
Independent Scott G. Batcher 9,352 2.34
Socialist Workers David Rosenfeld 6,286 1.57
No party Others 572 0.14
Total votes 399,561 100.00
Turnout  
Republican gain from Democratic

2014[change | change source]

2014 Iowa's 3rd congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Young 148,814 52.8
Democratic Staci Appel 119,109 42.2
Libertarian Edward Wright 9,054 3.2
N/A Bryan Jack Holder 4,360 1.5
Write-ins 729 0.3
Total votes 282,066 100
Republican hold

2016[change | change source]

Map showing the results of the 2016 election in Iowa's 3rd congressional district by county
2016 Iowa's 3rd congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Young 208,598 53.45
Democratic Jim Mowrer 155,002 39.71
Libertarian Bryan Jack Holder 15,372 3.94
Nominated by Petition Claudia Addy 6,348 1.63
Nominated by Petition Joe Grandanette 4,518 1.16
Write-ins 449 0.12
Total votes 390,287 100.00
Republican hold

2018[change | change source]

2018 Iowa's 3rd congressional district election[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Cindy Axne 169,888 49.0 +9.29
Republican David Young 164,667 47.49 -5.96
Libertarian Bryan Jack Holder 7,005 2.02 −1.92
Legal Marijuana Now Mark Elworth Jr. 1,906 0.55 +0.55
Green Paul Knupp 1,795 0.52 +0.52
Independent Joe Grandanette 1,271 0.37 −0.79
Write-ins 178 0.05 +0.00
Plurality 5,221 1.51
Turnout 346,710 100
Democratic gain from Republican Swing +15.25

2020[change | change source]

Iowa's 3rd congressional district, 2020[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cindy Axne (incumbent) 219,205 48.9
Republican David Young 212,997 47.6
Libertarian Bryan Jack Holder 15,361 3.4
Write-in 384 0.1
Total votes 447,947 100.0
Democratic hold

References[change | change source]

  1. https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=19&cd=03
  2. "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. https://censusreporter.org/profiles/50000US1903-congressional-district-3-ia/
  4. "Iowa General Election 2018". Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  5. "General Election - 2020 Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State.