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Dems: Meet the Candidate: Rick L. Olson HD 31

August 4, 2016
Dems: Meet the Candidate: Rick L. Olson HD 31

Rick L. Olson Iowa House District 31 Contact Rick: 3012 E. 31st Ct. Des Moines, IA 50317   State Representative Rick Olson of Des Moines represents District 31, which includes eastern parts of Des Moines. Olson is currently serving his sixth term in the Iowa House. He serves on the Judiciary, Public Safety, and Transportation…

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Dems: Meet the Candidate: Joe Riding HD 30

August 3, 2016
Dems: Meet the Candidate: Joe Riding HD 30

Joe Riding Iowa House District 30 Contact Joe: 225 Cottonwood Dr. SW Altoona, IA 50009   Joe Riding is running for Iowa State House in District 30, which includes Altoona, Bondurant, Elkhart, and Mitchellville. Small business owner and three-term Altoona City Council member, Joe Riding is a 40- year resident of Eastern Polk County. Riding…

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Dems: Meet the Candidate: Wes Breckenridge HD 29

August 2, 2016
Dems: Meet the Candidate: Wes Breckenridge HD 29

Wes Breckenridge Iowa House District 29 Contact Wes: 1419 N. 23rd Ave. W Newton, IA 50208 Email: electbreckenridge@gmail.com Website: http://www.electbreckenridge.com/ Wes currently works for the Newton Police Department as a Lieutenant. He has previously served as a Prairie City Police Officer, Monroe Police Department Interim Chief and Jasper County Sheriff’s Reserves Deputy. During his time with the…

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Dems: Meet the Candidate: Martin Duffy HD 28

August 1, 2016
Dems: Meet the Candidate: Martin Duffy HD 28

Martin Duffy Iowa House District 28 Contact Martin: 1314 West Pleasant St. Knoxville, IA 50138   Martin Duffy is running for State House in District 28, which includes Knoxville, Monroe, Pleasantville, and Melcher-Dallas. Duffy was born in Tracy, Iowa on November 29, 1951. Duffy is married to Knoxville Community School teacher, Jackie. They have a…

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Dems: Meet the Candidate: Rich Higdon HD 27

July 29, 2016
Dems: Meet the Candidate: Rich Higdon HD 27

Rich Higdon Iowa House District 27 Contact Rich: 12604 Elk Ridge Rd Lamoni, IA 50140   Retired Major Rich Higdon, who now farms outside Lamoni, is running for state representative in District 27, which includes Clarke, Decatur, and Wayne counties. Major Higdon grew up in Lamoni working on the family farm and graduated from Lamoni…

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Dems: Meet the Candidate: Scott Ourth HD 26

July 28, 2016
Dems: Meet the Candidate: Scott Ourth HD 26

Scott Ourth Iowa House District 26 Contact Scott: 110 Timber Ln Ackworth, IA 50001 Website: http://ourthforhouse.com/ Scott D. Ourth of Ackworth, Iowa is currently serving his second term in the Iowa House, representing District 26. Ourth serves on the Agriculture, Commerce, Economic Growth, and Natural Resources Committees. He is the ranking member of the Agriculture and…

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Dems: Meet the Candidate: Justin Knight HD 25

July 27, 2016
Dems: Meet the Candidate: Justin Knight HD 25

Justin Knight Iowa House District 25 Contact Justin: 2510 160th St Van Meter, IA 50261   Justin Knight is running for State House in District 25, which includes Earlham, Winterset, and St. Charles. Knight was born in 1983 to to Robin and Danny Knight from Ackworth, Iowa. He has an older brother Chad and a…

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Dems: Meet the Candidate: Scott Heldt HD 20

July 26, 2016
Dems: Meet the Candidate: Scott Heldt HD 20

Scott Heldt Iowa House District 20 Contact Scott: 5473 Chimra Rd Panora, IA 50216 Email: scottforiowa@gmail.com Website: http://www.scottforiowa.com/ Scott Heldt is the Democratic candidate running for District 20, which includes Perry, Linden, Panora, Lake Panorama, Guthrie Center, Diamondhead Lake, Casey, Adair, and other surrounding towns. Heldt grew up in Perry, Iowa with parents who taught him the…

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Dems: Kean To Run for Iowa House in District 58

July 25, 2016
Dems: Kean To Run for Iowa House in District 58

Jessica Kean to Run for Iowa House Seeks Democratic Nomination in House District 58 Maquoketa, IA — Jessica Kean, a mother of two and child advocate, today announced she will seek the Democratic nomination for House District 58, which includes Jackson, Jones and Dubuque Counties.  The current Democratic candidate announced earlier today that he would…

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Dems: Survey Shows Iowa Providers Still Struggling with Medicaid Privatization

July 25, 2016
Dems: Survey Shows Iowa Providers Still Struggling with Medicaid Privatization

Iowa Providers Still Struggling with Medicaid Privatization Fewer Services, Rising Costs Cited in New Provider Survey DES MOINES – A new survey released today finds Iowa Medicaid providers are still struggling under Governor Branstad’s privatization plan, which began earlier this year. Providers said the privatization plan has led to increased costs, reduced services for clients,…

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