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Republican Zach Dieken has a seat in the Iowa House just waiting for him. His only “opposition” is time. Dieken is running unopposed in House District 5.

Here is House District 5:

  1. At what point of pregnancy should abortion no longer be an option? Abortion is never an option. Life begins at the moment of conception and abortion isn’t an option at any point during the pregnancy. 
  2. Do you support allowing eminent domain to be used for a private, for-profit project? No.
  3. Do you support Education Savings Accounts for Iowa families? I would support ESA’s, and more so all efforts to support school choice and parents using their money to support their child specifically.
  4. Do you support legislation removing sexually explicit, pornographic materials from school libraries? Yes.
  5. Do you support a bill requiring schools to communicate “preferred pronouns” of students to the their parents? Yes.
  6. Would you support removing gender identity from the Iowa Civil Rights Code? Yes.
  7. Would you support a bill banning “gender-affirming treatment” of minors in Iowa? Yes.
  8. Would you support a bill allowing one legislative candidate to donate some of their campaign funds to another legislative candidate directly, which was outlawed in the 1990s? Yes.
  9. Do you support reforming the Governor’s Emergency Powers in Iowa? Yes.
  10. Do you support reforming and/or repealing Iowa’s “Certificate of Need” laws? Yes.
  11. Do you support a Religious Freedom & Restoration Act for Iowans? While I have not read this proposed Act or previous ones like it, I fully support religious freedom for all Iowans. Specifically, the gov’t never telling anyone when and where they can or cannot go to worship.
  12. Do you support efforts to stop Big Tech censorship in Iowa? Yes.
  13. In Iowa, the penalty is the same for kidnapping and raping a minor as it is for kidnapping, raping and murdering a minor. Would you support a bill allowing for the death penalty in cases where a minor is kidnapped, raped and murdered? I would support the death penalty for anyone who rapes or murders any other person, especially minors. 
  14. Do you support mandatory E-Verify for Iowa businesses? I am not as familiar with the E-Verify system and how it works. While hesitant to expand the government’s reach into citizens’ lives, it is important to make sure we are able to verify one is an eligible citizen working here in the U.S. 
  15. Do you support legislation prohibiting an employer from asking an employee for his or her COVID vaccination status? Yes.
  16. Do you support legislation prohibiting discrimination based on COVID vaccination status? Yes, or any type of forced vaccinations.
  17. Should minors be allowed to attend drag shows? Absolutely not.
  18. Do you support allowing the sale of raw milk? Yes.
  19. Would you support getting rid of no-excuse absentee voting? I would honestly have to give this some more thought as I haven’t been asked this before. 


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