With the Iowa House and Senate approving the LSA’s redistricting maps on Thursday, an opportunity of a lifetime presented itself. With all that being said I am proud to announce my run for Iowa House District 54! I look forward to visiting every community in the newly formed district in Black Hawk, Grundy and Hardin Counties.
The decision to run for Iowa House isn’t something I take lightly and it’s definitely an opportunity that doesn’t present itself very often. I remember being a part of the mock legislature while attending Grundy Center High School. I was able to sit in the late Bob Renken’s seat in the Iowa House Chamber. I remember having to draft legislation in my application to be a part of the three-day event. My proposed legislation mandated the use of ethanol fuel in all government vehicles. I remember sitting in the Grundy Center High School library when the late Don Osterhaus critiqued my proposed legislation and said something to the idea of, this seems like a no-brainer, the State and local governments are large consumers of fuel and what better way to help Iowa agriculture. He went on to encourage me to consider being a public servant along with being a part of a legacy run of amazing Academic Decathlon teams. For that, thank you Mr. Osterhaus for always having confidence in me.
When redistricting talks started over a year ago the process and people surrounding that piqued my interest and I started the fact-finding and started networking with a select group of strategists, historians, and analysts. I prayed and discussed the implications of a run for an Iowa House seat. Things came together and the support grew. I believe that support came together and believe this is part of the plan God has for me.
Fast forward to September of 2021. I started laying a foundation for what I hoped would be favorable redistricting maps. With many of the major pieces of the puzzle in place, I was confident that the time was right and remained vigilant in my prayers and discussions with my family, friends and close inner circle.
Again, I look forward to this adventure and meeting many new faces and reuniting with many old acquaintances.
New Iowa House District 54: