Fill the boot for philanthropy

Known as the “boot bill,” SF 163 would help professional fire fighters and other public safety organizations raise money for charity from passing motorists, and volunteer departments could raise money for their own local public safety efforts.

Thank you Warden Ludwick

I gave retiring warden Nick Ludwick a certificate of appreciation for his years of service at the Iowa State Penitentiary and to the State of Iowa. You can read what… Read more »

Make Iowa schools the #1 priority again

The increases in education funding over the last six years have been the lowest in Iowa’s history. That’s why more classrooms are overcrowded, there are fewer courses, and more students are stuck using outdated technology and textbooks. School consolidation will increase without adequate funding.

Keep in contact with me

Here’s how you can reach me during the 2017 session: Call me at the Statehouse (515-281-3371) or at home (319-931-1568). E-mail me at At, you can sign up… Read more »