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My Quixotic run for the 72nd District House seat

April 6, 2018 I once read something somewhere about how before the famous football player Brian Bosworth got famous he used to work for the Ford Motor Company. more »»

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

March 28, 2018 The Senate has efficiently moved bills along this week. This year’s work seems to be flowing well in the Senate. more »»

Will Iowa become a pro-growth state?

March 26, 2018 U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Iowa “best state in the nation when it comes to infrastructure, healthcare, opportunity, and education. more »»

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

March 23, 2018 This week Senate members started out with some disappointing news. more »»

Q & A National Ag Week

March 22, 2018 National Ag Week runs March 18-24, 2018. Senator Grassley is a lifelong family farmer and champion for Rural America in the United States Senate. more »»

District 72 Update

March 21, 2018 Week 10 of the session was the “Second Funnel”, where all policy bills in the House have to be passed on the floor and sent over to the Senate, and vice versa in the Senat. more »»

District 72 Update

March 16, 2018 Newsletter for Thursday, March 8, 2018 Week 9 of the session continued with debating House bills on the floor. more »»

Balance and Fairness in New Tax Plans

March 15, 2018 Last week Republican lawmakers fast-tracked a tax bill that costs $1 billion annually and sent it over the House. more »»

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

March 14, 2018 We had another busy week in the Senate. As we move ever closer to the second funnel legislators are busy ensuring priority bills keep afloat in the legislative process. more »»

Northey to U.S. Dept. of Agriculture - His Letter to Iowans

March 12, 2018 U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue administered the oath of office to Bill Northey at the Annual Iowa Ag Leaders Dinner on Tuesday night, March 13. more »»

District 72 Update

March 10, 2018 Newsletter for Thursday, March 1, 2018 Week 8 of the session continued with debating House bills on the floor, and we began moving Senate bills that had been sent over through the House committe. more »»

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

March 9, 2018 This week activity in the Senate was once again historic! The list of bills included bold tax relief, judicial reform, and the heartbeat bil. more »»

On the Stump: Politics 2018

March 8, 2018 The filing deadline for state and federal offices to be on the ballot in the June 5 Iowa Primary is March 16. more »»

Iowa rated No. 1 State In The Nation

March 7, 2018 Iowa is the Number 1 state in the country, according to a new study from U.S. News & World Report. Gov. Kim Reynolds appeared on CBS This Morning on Feb. more »»

District 72 Update

March 5, 2018 Newsletter for Thursday, Feb. 22 Week 7 of the session was marked by a shift from committee work to floor debate with dozens of bills passing on the floor this week. more »»

Adult Basic Education improves skills, changes lives

March 3, 2018 Have you ever traveled to a foreign country and found it difficult to read and understand menus or street signs? Was it impossible to communicate with the locals? Believe it or not, there are people... more »»

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

March 1, 2018 This week brings an end to the first funnel. The amount of bills run through committee in the last two weeks has been significant. more »»

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

February 26, 2018 This week brings an end to the first funnel. The amount of bills run through committee in the last two weeks has been significan. more »»

Parents have the loudest voices

February 25, 2018 In my role with Central Rivers Area Education Agency, I get a front row seat to the hard work our local teachers and administrators are doing every day. more »»

More School Closings on the Way?

February 23, 2018 My mother had taught in country schools and was dead set against me attending one. more »»

 
 

 

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