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Name: Debra Jensen, Democrat

Office/District: State Representative District 7

Hometown: Forest City

Profession: Retired registered nurse

Why running for office: “Because of healthcare, particularly healthcare in rural Iowa. We have a shortage of physicians that are practicing in our small rural communities and maternity care and OB/GYN care for mothers and babies is a really big issue in our area across North Iowa.

“Education — we need to do a better job with funding education so that we keep our class sizes small, especially in the elementary grades.

“Economic development – rural Iowans need good-paying jobs and we need prevailing wages and we need to raise the minimum wage. A family of three living on minimum wage is living in poverty. So, we need to do better.”

Website: Jensen for Iowa

Facebook: Deb Jensen for Iowa House

Author: Jacob Hall