Paul D. Pate
Secretary of State
Des Moines, IA 50319
|OFFICE OF THE IOWA SECRETARY OF STATE|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 26, 2018
State Objection Panel to review candidate filing objections Tuesday afternoon
DES MOINES – The State Objection Panel, comprised of Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate, State Auditor Mary Mosiman and Attorney General Tom Miller, will convene Tuesday, March 27 to review challenges to several candidates' nomination petitions. The meeting is scheduled for 1:45 p.m. in the Ronald Reagan Conference Room, G19, on the lower level of the Iowa State Capitol.
Challenges to the following candidates have been filed: Dale Bolsinger, Republican candidate for Iowa House, District 56 Ginny Caligiuri, Republican candidate for U.S. House, District 2 Ron Corbett, Republican candidate for Governor Theresa Greenfield, Democratic candidate for U.S. House, District 3 Steve King, Republican candidate for U.S. House, District 4 Kim Reynolds, Republican candidate for Governor David Young, Republican candidate for U.S. House, District 3 Shawn Zierke, Republican candidate for Iowa House, District 76* (candidate has withdrawn)
According to reports in the media, Greenfield discovered late on Thursday, March 15, 2018, that some of the signatures that appeared on her nomination petitions had been forged. Greenfield withdrew her affidavit of candidacy and nomination petitions at 4:53 p.m. on Friday, March 16. Greenfield's withdrawn affidavit of candidacy and nomination petitions are being retained by my office pending any further investigation on behalf of the appropriate law enforcement authorities.A Candidate's Guide to the Primary Election, that includes detailed instructions and best practices for acquiring petition signatures, is available on the Iowa Secretary of State's website. Signature requirements for federal, statewide, and legislative offices are available ,at this link.