Recounts Completed in HD55, HD82; Bergan and Shipley Declared Winners

November 29, 2018

The Secretary of State’s office announced on Wednesday that Rep. Michael Bergan and Jeff Shipley had won their respective races for the Iowa House. Recounts had been requested in both races. GOP Rep. Bergan prevailed by beating Democratic challenger Kayla Koether in House District 55 by just nine votes, in a contest where almost 14,000 ballots were cast. Republican Shipley defeated Democratic Rep. Phil Miller in House District 82 by a margin of just 37 votes, in a race where just over 12,000 individuals voted. Now that these two races have been decided, House Republicans will officially head into the 88th General Assembly with a 54-46 majority.