The Iowa Standard reached out to all federal and state legislative candidates to find out where they stand on the idea of defunding police and abolishing both the police and prisons. This idea is supported by Des Moines Black Lives Matter.
Republican State Sen. Ken Rozenboom is being challenged by Democrat Lance Roorda in Senate District 40.
Sen. Rozenboom’s response: “Absolutely not! We are watching the ‘model,’ to use BLM’s term, in other cities who have made drastic cuts to police budgets. We’re not that foolish in Iowa.”