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Brink Announces Run for District 80

Holly Brink (submitted photo)

Holly Brink of rural Mahaska County announced that she will be seeking election to the Iowa House of Representatives in District 80, which includes the eastern half of Mahaska County, the northwest corner of Wapello County and all of Monroe and Appanoose counties. Brink grew up on a farm in Keokuk County and is a […]

The Rozenboom Report – February 9, 2018

Sen. Ken Rozenboom (R)

by Ken Rozenboom It is an honor to serve you at the Iowa Capitol and I enjoy discussions with constituents on the issues we are dealing with here at the statehouse. Please contact me if you have questions on the legislation as is goes through subcommittee and committee process. The Senate’s first floor vote this […]

Vander Linden – Capitol Update: February 8th, 2018

by Guy Vander Linden Legislature Votes to Increase School Funding by $32 Million This week the House and Senate took action on bills to increase funding for schools through what’s known as Supplement State Aid (SSA). SSA sets the base amount of funding on which school district budgets operate and establish how much funding the […]

The Rozenboom Report – February 3, 2018

Gov Kim Reynolds (left) signed into law a water quality bill managed by Sen. Ken Rozenboom (right).

by Ken Rozenboom The pace has really started to pick up at the Iowa Capitol as legislation works through subcommittees and committees. Among the bills moving through the Senate process is SSB 3048 which allows the use of blue and white lights on snow plows to prevent car accidents. The program was originally a study […]

Iowa Set To Gather For Midterm Caucuses

Voting Booth

by Allison McGuire Oskaloosa Republicans and Democrats will gather this Monday, February 5th at 7 p.m. for the midterm precinct caucuses. Midterm caucuses provide an opportunity for party activists to discuss the principal goals, objectives, and positions that will make up their platform and designate the delegates who will attend the county party convention in […]

Dustin Hite Announces Run For Statehouse

Dustin Hite

(NEW SHARON) – Attorney and Mayor, Dustin Hite announced today he will be seeking election to the Iowa House in District 79 which includes the western half of Mahaska County and portions of Marion County. Hite grew up in rural Mahaska County outside of New Sharon and graduated from North Mahaska High School. He went […]

Tim Gannon Announces Run for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture

Tim Gannon Announces Run for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture

  Fifth Generation Iowa Farmer Looks to Expand Agricultural Job Growth DES MOINES – Farmer, crop insurance agent and former USDA official Tim Gannon announced today he is running for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture. Tim, who grew up in Mingo and farms 900 acres on his family’s Century Farm in Jasper County, is pledging to […]

Sheets Snapshot – January 31, 2018

Dear friends in House District 80, On the dollar bill you read “In God We Trust.” On the South Wall Frieze at the US Supreme Court you see Moses holding the Ten Commandments. The US Capitol building includes the Congressional Prayer Room, “to provide a quiet place where individual Representatives and Senators may withdraw to […]

Vander Linden Says He Won’t Seek Re-Election To Iowa House

House Republicans Introduce Education Priorities House Republicans this week unveiled our school funding plan for the next school year. The plan contains increased funding, an extension of infrastructure dollars, property tax relief for districts, transportation funding for districts with high costs, and a host of new flexibility provisions for existing dollars. The plan started with […]

Legislative Session “Under Way” at Eggs and Issues

Eggs and Issues - January 27, 2018

by Allison McGuire Oskaloosa, Iowa – Water quality, tax reform, and Medicaid coverage were the central themes of this week’s meeting of Eggs and Issues, the political public forum hosted by the Oskaloosa Area Chamber and Development Group. This week’s panel included Senator Ken Rozenboom, Representative Guy Vander Linden, and Representative Larry Sheets, fresh off […]


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