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GOP: Meet the Members: Dustin Hite

January 11, 2019
GOP: Meet the Members: Dustin Hite

Dustin Hite is seeking his first term in the Iowa House. Dustin grew up in rural Mahaska County outside of New Sharon and graduated from North Mahaska High School.  He went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in from Central College in Pella and then graduated from Law School at the University of Iowa.  Today…

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GOP: Meet the Members: Anne Osmundson

January 9, 2019
GOP: Meet the Members: Anne Osmundson

Osmundson is a lifelong resident of Clayton County, spending most of her time near the town of Volga.  She graduated from Central High School in Elkader.  After graduating, she married her husband, Steve.  The couple had seven kids and Anne stayed at home raising them while also working as a bookkeeper for their family business.…

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GOP: Meet the New Members: Brian Lohse

January 7, 2019
GOP: Meet the New Members: Brian Lohse

Lohse is the owner of Brick Street Market and Brick House Fitness in Bondurant and has served on the City Council for the last 10 years.  He is on a number of local boards including Bondurant Development, Inc. and East Polk Innovation Collaborative, having previously led both organizations as president. Lohse and his wife, Mary,…

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GOP: Meet the New Members: Tom Gerhold

January 7, 2019
GOP: Meet the New Members: Tom Gerhold

Tom Gerhold is seeking his first term in the Iowa House. Tom grew up on his family’s farm near Atkins where at a young age he was taught the value of a dollar and a hard days work.  He graduated from Benton Community High School and earned a two-year degree from Kirkwood Community College. Tom…

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GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – December 13, 2018

December 14, 2018
GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – December 13, 2018

A new version of the House Republican newsletter is available for viewing:  Caucus Newsletter 12-13-18 In this edition: State Revenue Collections Continue Ahead of Pace in November Open Enrollment Season Closes Soon Legislature Holds Managed Care Over...

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GOP: Meet the Members: Tom Jeneary

December 12, 2018
GOP: Meet the Members: Tom Jeneary

Tom Jeneary is seeking his first term in the Iowa House. Tom was born in Des Moines and raised in several communities in Iowa.  He graduated from West Liberty High School, earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Iowa, graduated from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science, and then from the University of Iowa’s…

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GOP: Meet the Members: Holly Brink

December 10, 2018
GOP: Meet the Members: Holly Brink

Holly grew up on a farm in Keokuk County and graduated from Oskaloosa High School.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education with endorsements in American History, Psychology, and Coaching from William Penn University.  Currently, Holly works as a District Sales Coordinator for American Family Life Assurance of Columbus (Aflac) along with helping on…

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GOP: Meet the Members: Phil Thompson

December 5, 2018
GOP: Meet the Members: Phil Thompson

Phil Thompson is seeking his first term in the Iowa House. Phil grew up in Jefferson and graduated from Jefferson-Scranton High School.  He went on to serve in the U.S. Army for eights years, including a tour to Al Anbar Province, Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.  He finished his active duty time at West Point,…

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GOP: Meet the Members: Jon Thorup

December 4, 2018
GOP: Meet the Members: Jon Thorup

Jon Thorup is seeking his first term in the Iowa House. Jon was raised in Knoxville and graduated from Knoxville High School.  After high school he attended college and worked part-time for the Marion County Sheriff’s Department.  At 20-years-old Jon was hired as a State Police Officer. After graduating from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy…

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GOP: Meet the Members: Joe Mitchell

November 29, 2018
GOP: Meet the Members: Joe Mitchell

Joe Mitchell is seeking his first term in the Iowa House. Joe grew up in Wayland and graduated from Waco High School.  He is currently a senior at Drake University in Des Moines and will graduate with his Bachelor’s Degree in Business.  While going to school, Joe has worked at the Capitol for the last…

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