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Carlisle, IA– Local resident and conservative activist, Samantha Fett, has announced her candidacy for the Iowa House District 22, which encompasses the Warren County towns of Norwalk, Carlisle, Martens-dale, St. Mary’s, New Virginia, and parts of Ackworth and Cumming.

Fett, a former Carlisle schoolboard member and grassroots activist, plans to take her experience to the next level and serve in the statehouse.

“Being involved with the fight for parental rights, I felt called to do more, to take the next step and run for Iowa House because if I want to see change, I need to be part of the solution,” Fett said.

In addition to local activism, Fett credits her experience in the media industry and volunteer endeavors for developing a passion for creating change. Defined by her empathy and compassion, Fett brings a skill set that is professional and authentic. She will provide poised and trusted leadership.

“I am ready to stand for truth,” Fett said. “As a constitutionalist, I love what America stands for and I am ready to protect and expand our freedoms and liberties in Iowa.”

Fett, with her husband Josh, raised two daughters outside Carlisle and are active members in their local church, with a passion for mentoring youth.

“I am a mom, and I care deeply about the next generation,” Fett said.

Fett supports the new Education Savings Accounts passed in the 2023 Iowa Legislative session and championed by Gov. Kim Reynolds. She also plans to support additional education reform.

“We need to get back to basics in education and make sure our students are learning at an efficient level,” Fett said. “We are seeing political propaganda prioritized over reading and the results are low-test scores and non-proficient learning levels. I want to raise the exceptions in our learning environments because we can do better for the students of Iowa.”

Brenda Smith, a constituent of House District 22 and Carlisle resident, said she is thrilled to see Fett throw her name into the race.

“I cannot express how happy and excited I am that Samantha Fett is running,” Smith said. “Her dedication to the people in this district has already been proven by her countless hours working to protect kids, standing for parents when it mattered and battling for school choice. I saw these great qualities and more when she was on the Carlisle School Board. She is not afraid to ask hard questions and is good at confronting what needs to be confronted. We need people like her in our statehouse.”

Fett will work to create good policy by listening to her constituents and building authentic relationships.

“What I have heard is we need to tackle issues around education reform, growing our workforce and trade programs, creating bridges to self-sufficiency, and protecting Iowa seniors from surging costs,” Fett said. “Government works best when we are involved in the process. What you can expect from me is bold leadership, transparency and access. I am ready to serve my district, not as a politician but as a concerned citizen, a taxpayer and a parent.”

Fett will host a campaign launch Aug. 24 from 6-8 p.m. The event will be held at the “The Cottage” located at 201 E Salem Ave., Indianola. Special guests include Tana Goertz, motivational speaker, State Rep. Eddie Andrews, House District 43, and Todd Erzen of the Steve Deace Show. The program starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by a meet and greet.  For more information, click here!

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