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I have known Mark McHugh for over 30 years and have watched as he has instilled the deep values of service, faith, hard work, and life in Hayden and Aspyn – his two children. His views on education and after school programs are on a personal level. It is not just cold numbers to him.

Mark has always had a passion for shooting sports from growing up on a farm in his early years in Clay County. He has owned firearms as far back as I have known him, and he has always defended our 2nd Amendment and it came as no surprise when Mark joined the National Guard back in 1999. He has always been very patriotic and had a heart for service, he wore his uniform proudly.

As Mark and I grew up, it was apparent that he was deep in his faith. He has always been very active with the Church and has always been “pro-life”. He has always identified an unborn child as a baby rather than just a fetus and has always believed that every baby has the right to life.

Mark has personally been affected by the Mental Health crisis in Iowa. His own father struggled with depression while Mark was growing up, and unfortunately he lost his father to suicide. He has been a strong advocate for more mental health resources in Iowa as well as the United States.

Mark can relate to the working class because he is a member of that group. Besides the military, Mark has worked at a local grocery store, fast food restaurants, retail stores, and factories. Mark is currently employed with Rosenboom Machine and Tool in Sheldon, and just like a lot of others, he heads to work before sunrise and works hard to provide for his family.

To the citizens of Iowa House District 3, I cannot think of a better fit to represent you and your interests than one of your own. An everyday Iowan that grew up with a passion for the 2nd Amendment, with years of service in the Military. An everyday Iowan who has been pro-life from the beginning. And an everyday Iowan with a wife and two kids that he serves and provides for every day.

Take my advice, and Vote for Mark McHugh on June 2nd.

  • Matt Starkson
    Mayor of Rossie, Iowa