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Dems: Meet the Candidate: Brian Meyer HD 33

August 8, 2016
Dems: Meet the Candidate: Brian Meyer HD 33

Brian Meyer Iowa House District 33 Contact Brian: 5417 SE 29th St Des Moines, IA 50320   Brian Meyer is currently serving his 2nd term in the State House of Representatives, representing District 33 which includes the southeast side of Des Moines. Meyer serves on the Commerce, Judiciary, and Transportation Committees. He also serves on…

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Dems: Inside the Iowa House: Time to Pull the Plug on Branstad’s Medicaid Mess

August 5, 2016
Dems: Inside the Iowa House: Time to Pull the Plug on Branstad’s Medicaid Mess

Dear %%First Name%%, A few months ago, Governor Terry Branstad and Republicans privatized health care for over 500,000 Iowans on Medicaid. After months of delays, confusion, and scandal, Branstad’s privatization scheme is now officially a disaster. All around the state, we’ve been hearing horror stories from Iowans and local providers dealing with the new private,…

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Dems: Meet the Candidate: Ruth Ann Gaines HD 32

August 5, 2016
Dems: Meet the Candidate: Ruth Ann Gaines HD 32

Ruth Ann Gaines Iowa House District 32 Contact Ruth Ann: 3501 Oxford St Des Moines, IA 50313   State Representative Ruth Ann Gaines of Des Moines is currently serving her third term in the Iowa House. She serves as a Ranking Member on the Government Oversight Committee. She also serves on the Education, Ethics, Public…

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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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