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Republican Rep. Mark Cisneros announced his re-election plans on Tuesday. Cisneros, one of the most conservative members of the Iowa House of Representatives, said he will run for re-election in Iowa’s new District 96.
“With the passage of new legislative maps, our family home has been drawn by the computer just outside the majority of the current 91st Representative District, which has been our home for over twelve years, and the majority of the people I have been representing since the 2020 election,” he said. “After much thought and prayer, and consultation with friends and constituents, we have decided to run for re-election in the new 96th District. This area does not have an incumbent House member residing there. We are passionate about continuing to serve the majority of the City of Muscatine. Our family will seek a new home in 2022, well before the November 8 election.”
Cisneros, who has been married to his wife Bridget for 19 years, said he plans to continue fighting for pro-life, pro-family policies.
“It has been a great honor and privilege representing the people of the Muscatine area and the State of Iowa over the last year,” Cisneros said. “Fighting for pro-life and pro-family policies, preserving the Second Amendment, supporting Agriculture and Agribusiness, helping our Veterans, opposing business and income tax increases and vaccine mandates have been several of my top priorities. I have always stood with parents on liberty rights, whether in regards to laws affecting girls’ sports, medical freedom, curriculum, school choice, or homeschooling.”
Cisneros serves as vice-chair on a special Iowa House Task Force examining how to preserve individual freedoms with regards to vaccine mandates on employees.
“This is a serious issue affecting thousands of Iowans, including medical workers, police, firefighters, and others who have been heroically working since the pandemic began,” he said. “With what is going on in Washington DC, now more than ever, we need proven conservative leadership to represent our local areas and preserve Iowa values. I look forward to building deeper and closer relationships with current, and new constituents in Muscatine County over the coming months and years.”
Cisneros has six children and two grandchildren. He has lived in Muscatine since 2008. He and his family are members of the Chapel of Praise Church.
In 2020, Cisneros became the first American of Hispanic descent elected to the Iowa legislature for either party.