SIOUX CITY — There are intriguing aspects of the Iowa Home District 14 contest, together with that one nominee is operating for the third time in three election cycles, whereas the opposite is in search of a return to the Legislature after practically twenty years away.
The 2 Sioux Metropolis males operating for the seat are Republican Bob Henderson, who has misplaced by a mixed complete of 884 votes within the final two elections, and Democrat Steve Hansen, who left the Legislature in 2002 to guide the Sioux Metropolis Public Museum. Previous to that, Hansen gained six phrases mixed within the two chambers, protecting 16 years, which started in 1987.
In each wins, Kacena defeated Henderson, in what’s the most dependable Iowa Home district with Sioux Metropolis territory for Democrats. Henderson factors to the truth that he ran competitively, with one loss coming by solely 234 votes.
The district, which covers Sioux Metropolis’s west facet and elements of the town’s north facet, leans towards Democrats. There are 6,127 voters registered as Democrats, 4,687 as Republicans and 4,551 as no get together, in keeping with October election knowledge.
The election is on Nov. 3, and early voting in Iowa started on Oct. 5.
Occupation: Director of the Sioux Metropolis Public Museum for 18 years
Electoral expertise: Served eight years within the Iowa Home and eight years within the Iowa Senate.
1. Training. The following legislative session could have the cloud of COVID-19 hanging over it and two key points might be how we fund schooling and if we repair a damaged well being care supply system. Training is the nice equalizer, a key to enhancing our way of life and increasing our work pressure.
2. Well being care. Our well being care system and psychological well being infrastructure throughout the state is on the sting and we’d like bipartisan options and never confrontations to maneuver the state ahead. We select to stay in Iowa and we all know we are able to and can do higher.
Why vote for me: I’ve the expertise and the fervour to take heed to our neighbors and work to enhance our neighborhood and state. I’m a lifelong Siouxland resident and have labored in lots of capacities to construct a greater neighborhood. I imagine in public service and would recognize your help and vote on Nov. third.
Occupation: Group faculty teacher
Electoral expertise: Unsuccessfully ran for District 14 in 2016 and 2018.
1. Assist for owners on mounted and restricted incomes, primarily senior residents. Rising property taxes have put many of those at monetary threat or worse. I’ll work for a property tax freeze on folks on this class.
2. Assist for single moms who want help with monetary issues in addition to elevating their kids. I’ll work for coverage modifications in our colleges that can decrease taxes in addition to present life-skill steering, every of which is able to help these households that are practically 20 p.c of these in my district.
Why vote for me: I need to proceed the progress that has been achieved by the Legislature below Republican management over the previous 4 years that has lowered taxes, eradicated unnecessary laws, and bolstered the financial system, resulting in Iowa’s present standing. To do that, we’d like a legislator from District 14 who will actually work for tactics to assist its residents moderately than simply vote towards the opposition, as has been the case for the previous variety of years.