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Name: Nancy Amos, Republican

Office/District: State Senate District 42

Hometown: Mt. Pleasant

Profession: Teacher

Why running for office: “I want to make a difference in education and mental health care. We lost our MHI here in Mt. Pleasant, so we don’t have any dual diagnosis programming down here. There are no beds available. I want to fight for mental health care. I grew up on a farm, so I know a lot about agriculture. I know a lot about criminal justice after working with probation officers. I’m trying to get sex trafficking off of the highways. In education, I’d like trade school programs.”

Website: Nancy For Iowa

Facebook: Nancy Amos for Iowa Senate

Sen. Rich Taylor, a Democrat, is running for re-election. Amos also has a Republican opponent in the primary.

Author: Jacob Hall