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Iowa State Representative Jon Jacobsen, currently representing Legislative District 22, has announced his intention to run for the Iowa House in the nearly identical newly apportioned Legislative District 19.
Said Jacobsen, “Almost all 30,000-plus of my constituents residing in the old District 22 are now in the new District 19. For the past several years I have traveled through this area working with constituents on a variety of issues—from the economic impacts of flooding and CoVid, farming and small business issues, public safety, health, education, cutting both taxes and red tape. These people are like family to me. My wife and I have resided in old District 22 and will reside in new District 19 to hopefully allow me to continue to serve the District constituents I love and for whom I fight so zealously.
Jacobsen was elected to the Iowa House in 2017 and was re-elected in 2018 and 2020 in landslides.
Prior to redistricting, Legislative District 22 contained most rural townships in Pottawattamie County and portions of the Council Bluffs metro. The proposed District 19 now includes almost precisely the same geography.