Mark Peters announced on Thursday he will seek election to the Iowa House of Representatives in District 13 as a Republican. The district covers Western Cherokee County, Southern Plymouth County, 19 of 24 townships in Woodbury County, and all of Monona County. The new district does not have an incumbent representative.
“Thanks to Governor Reynolds, House and Senate leadership our state is moving in the right direction,” Peters said. “If elected, I plan to continue these policies that have turned our state around allowing for investment in economic development, housing, childcare and historic tax cuts. I am working to be our next state representative to listen to the concerns and ideas of my constituents, and find solutions.’’
Peters, a lifelong resident of District 13 and a 5th generational farmer, is 26 years old and a 2014 graduate of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn. He wrestled at Iowa Western in Council Bluffs and received an associate’s degree in construction technology in 2016. After graduation Mark returned to Cherokee County to the family grain and livestock farming operation. Mark is a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus, Treasurer of the Cleghorn Fire Department, Membership Coordinator of the Cherokee County Cattlemen, member of the Marcus Action Club, on the board of directors for the Hometown Guesthouse Hotel in Marcus, served on the Sesquicentennial Committee for the Marcus Fair, and is the Secretary of the Siouxland Young Republicans. In his free time, Mark enjoys his continual working around the farm, running, reading, and making a difference throughout his community and county.
“I believe we need to continue providing real opportunities for businesses to expand, allow agricultural enterprises to become more efficient in an effort to generate more revenue, have local trucking and heavy machinery outfits capitalize on future federal infrastructure endeavors, our rural public schools to be supplied with the tools and devices they need to provide a distinguished educational environment, and start in Iowa by pushing for genuine fiscal responsibility and eliminating burdensome regulations,” continued Peters.
The Primary Election is on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 followed by the General Election on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.