Name: Joseph Norris, Democrat
Office/District: State Senate District 12
Hometown: Red Oak
Profession: Small businessman
Why running for office: “I just kind of feel like I need to. The state of Iowa politics is moving in a direction that I think is unacceptable. I live in one of the most rural parts of the state and a lot of the policies that we’re doing are not good for rural Iowa. So, I feel like I can be a competent voice for rural Iowa.
“One of my top priorities is broadband, specifically fiberoptic — getting rural America connected.”
Website: Norris for Iowa
Facebook: Norris for Iowa