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Senate District 40 Candidates Chat Before Thursday Night Forum

The Iowa Capitol

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Two candidates are running for the Iowa Senate District 40 office. Democrat Lance Roorda and Incumbent Republican Ken Rozenboom are on the ballot for the November 3rd General Election. We sat down with both candidates to get some insight into who they are. The candidate forum between Roorda and Rozenboom will be […]

Supervisor Candidates Offer Insight Before Wednesday Night Forum

Mahaska County Courthouse

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Four candidates are running to be Supervisor in Mahaska County. Those four candidates are broken down into two distinct and separate contests. The election is November 3rd, 2020. The first contest has challenger Democrat Kathryn Kaul-Goodman facing Republican incumbent Mark Groenendyk. The second race has Republican Chuck Webb facing Democrat Lisa Ossian […]

Kathryn Kaul-Goodman Announces Run for Mahaska Co. Supervisor

A Kathryn Kaul-Goodman campaign press release Will Run Against Mark Groenendyk for Four Year Term Leighton, Iowa — Aug. 27, 2020 — Today, Kathryn Kaul-Goodman announced she is running for Mahaska County Supervisor after being nominated by the Mahaska County Democrats at their County Convention. “As chair of the Mahaska County Solid Waste Management Commission, […]

Governor Reynolds’ Open Letter to Iowans on COVID19

Watch Governor Reynolds’ Message Here DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds released the following open letter to the state of Iowa: Tomorrow marks five months since we learned of the first positive cases of COVID-19 in Iowa. Since then, our lives have been disrupted in ways we couldn’t have imagined. Schools and businesses closed. […]

The Rozenboom Report by Senator Ken Rozenboom – June 19, 2020

For my final newsletter for the 2020 legislative session, I would like to share with you the final closing remarks of Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver: At the beginning of this year, I urged my colleagues in this chamber to find bold solutions to the problems facing our state. The following weeks were busy with […]

Hite Capitol Update: 06/11/20

I would like to open my newsletter this week by acknowledging the current American reality. The tragic killing of George Floyd and the nation-wide protests that followed have caused us to rethink many aspects of our world. I wrote a piece in the Des Moines Register sharing my thoughts on the matter, which can be […]

2020 Primary Election Results

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The polls statewide closed at 9 pm on Tuesday evening, with the results coming shortly after. In Mahaska County, there were no contested local races. For Mahaska County Supervisor, Mark Groenendyk was the lone Republican candidate, with no Democratic candidates. Groenendyk had 1817 votes. For Mahaska County Auditor, Sue Brown ran uncontested […]

Hite’s COVID-19 Update: 05/28/20

I hope everyone had a safe and restful Memorial Day this Monday. With the constant focus of COVID-19, it was nice to take time off to remember the men and women in uniform that have paid the ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe. With that, I would like to share some updates regarding the Legislature. […]

Miller-Meeks Seeking 2nd Congressional District Nomination

Oskaloosa, Iowa – There’s not been any real candidate meet and greets since the pandemic started. That lack of public knowledge may prove to be a real challenge for some candidates. Mariannette Miller-Meeks is seeking the Republican nomination in the 2nd Congressional District to run against Rita Hart, the Democratic candidate, to fill the seat […]

Hite’s COVID-19 Update: 05/21/20

by Rep. Dustin Hite If you watch the news or look at social media each day, you probably think that we are never going to escape the current public health pandemic. While some are focusing on the negative impacts of COVID-19, many of the positive trends are largely being ignored. When looking at the unprecedented […]


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