June 6, 1978 Primary Election

Democratic Party

US Senator
Dick Clark 5044 (85%)
Gerald Baker 493 (8%)
Robert L. Nereim 382 (6%)


US Representative, 1st District
Dick Myers 4113 (100%)


Governor of Iowa
Jerome D. Fitzgerald 2934 (59%)
Tom Whitney 1774 (35%)
Warren D. Strait 296 (6%)


Lieutenant Governor
Minnette Doderer 4045 (68%)
William D. Palmer 1911 (32%)


Secretary of State
Walter R. Griffin 1955 (51%)
Neal E. Hines 1896 (49%)


Auditor of State
John B. Brunow 3531 (100%)


Treasurer of State
Robert A. Krause 3574 (100%)


Secretary of Agriculture
James D. Jordan 3519 (100%)


Attorney General
Tom Miller 3720 (100%)


State Senate, District 13
James M. Redmond 305 (51%)
Walter L. McNamara 291 (49%)
Note: Incumbent Senator Redmond resigned the Democratic nomination following the primary and the Democratic Party named another candidate.



State Senate, District 37
Arthur A. Small Jr. 2502 (56%)
William J. Hargrave Jr. 1994 (44%)


State Representative, District 24
Herbert Hinkhouse 170 (100%)


State Representative, District 25
John Patchett 415 (57%)
George E. Petrick 242 (34%)
Kay Chapman 65 (9%)


State Representative, District 72
Linda Svoboda 196 (100%)


State Representative, District 73
Jean Lloyd-Jones 1085 (76%)
James L. Bosveld 340 (24%)


State Representative, District 74
Pat Gilroy 1347 (53%)
Don Schliesman 768 (30%)
John D. Reichardt Jr. 445 (17%)


State Representative, District 75
Jim Kramer 37 (100%)


County Treasurer
Donald J. Krall 4169 (100%)


County Recorder
John E. O'Neill 3991 (100%)


County Attorney
Jack W. Dooley 3065 (59%)
Thomas E. McDonald 2103 (41%)


County Board of Supervisors - 2 Year Term
Janet Shipton 2110 (38%)
Joseph J. Hurt 1336 (24%)
James "Rusty" Brotherton 907 (16%)
Michael Kattchee 742 (13%)
Glenn R. Johnson 517 (9%)


County Board of Supervisors - 4 Year Term
(2 to be nominated)

Harold M. Donnelly 3539 (75%)
Dennis J. Langenberg 2298 (49%)
L.P. Foster Jr. 1697 (36%)
Betty Ockenfels 1184 (25%)
John Teufel 713 (15%)

Republican Party

US Senator
Roger W. Jepsen 1230 (54%)
Maurie Van Nostrand 953 (42%)
Joe Bertroche 113 (5%)


US Representative, 1st District
Jim Leach 1947


Governor of Iowa
Robert D. Ray 2132 (93%)
Donovan D. Nelson 150 (7%)


Lieutenant Governor
Terry Branstad 881 (38%)
Brice Oakey 818 (36%)
Bill Hansen 489 (21%)


Secretary of State
Melvin D. Synhorst 1991 (100%)


Auditor of State
Lloyd R. Smith 1947 (100%)


Treasurer of State
Maurice E. Baringer 1906 (100%)


Secretary of Agriculture
Robert H. Lounsberry 1964 (100%)


Attorney General
Richard C. Turner 1810 (100%)


State Senate, District 13
A.R. Bud Kudart 249 (100%)


State Senate, District 37
Victor V. Woolums II 818 (55%)
Bob Baker 662 (45%)


State Representative, District 24
Vic Stueland 54 (100%)


State Representative, District 25
Michael D. Jones 247 (100%)


State Representative, District 72
Phillip E. Tyrell 60 (100%)


State Representative, District 73
Wes Dunbar 524 (100%)


State Representative, District 74
Dale Hibbs 751 (100%)


State Representative, District 75
Betty A. Hoffmann 54 (100%)


County Board of Supervisors - 2 Year Term
Hal D. Knowling 1914 (100%)


County Board of Supervisors - 4 Year Term
(2 to be nominated)

H. John Dane Jr. 1929
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