Issues & Experience

Issues

  • Return the state to a physical, fiscal sound position by keeping expenditures below revenue levels.
  • Decentralized control of school funding.
  • Stop placing requirements on school districts without allocating the associated funding. [Unfunded mandates]
  • Develop a favorable business environment to retain quality jobs in the state and stop the brain drain.

Biography

  • Graduate of Monticello high school
  • Married to his wife Jacky for 27 years
  • Two children: Amy graduated from Iowa State and is enrolled in law school at the University of Iowa. Ben is a senior at Iowa State.

Experience

  • Completed two years at Iowa State
  • Assumed responsibility of the family farm at age 25
  • Served on the Monticello School Board for nine years; 5 years as president
  • President of the Jones County Pork Producers
  • President of the Iowa Farm Business Association

Memberships

  • Pork Producers and Cattlemen’s Association
  • Cedar Valley Farm Business Association
  • St. Matthews Church
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