Chuck Grassley has decided to run for reelection to the United States Senate. Grassley announced 4:00 am Friday via Twitter. The announcement timing was a nod to the same time he gets up to run most mornings.

Grassley is one of the only two in the entire United States Senate to farm actively, a quality that many equate to his unwavering work ethic, passion, and civic duty to the Iowans he serves.

He has served as a member of the U.S Senate for 40 years. The Senator has held his position since 1981.

In a statement released Friday, Grassley explained why he decided to run again and what motivates him to continue his commitment to public service.

“Serving Iowans in the United States Senate is a tremendous honor. I’m working as hard as ever for the people of Iowa and there’s more work to do. In a time of crisis and polarization, Iowa needs strong, effective leadership. I’m focused on serving the people of Iowa as your senator and fighting for policies that will make Iowa an even better place to raise a family and grow a business,” Grassley said.


“As I travel throughout Iowa holding Q&As at my annual 99 county meetings, Iowans have encouraged me to continue my work representing them. I’m glad to have the support of Iowans and I will work as hard as ever to earn their continued support in the months ahead. Iowans know how seriously I take my work representing them in the U.S. Senate to solve problems, which is why I never miss a vote. For example, I’m leading the effort to lower the cost of prescription drugs, give independent cattle producers a fair market, secure our border, protect the renewable fuel standard, and hold government accountable to the people. Barbara and I look forward to talking with Iowans across the state as we build a winning campaign focused on issues that are most important to Iowans.”

Grassley was first elected to the Iowa Legislature in 1958, where he eventually was voted in to represent Iowans in the United States House of Representatives in 1974.

In 1980, he was elected as a member of the U.S Senate, where today, he sits on a slew of committees ranging from criminal justice, healthcare, and agriculture.

Grassley currently serves as Vice-chair of the United States Senate Caucus On International Narcotics Control and is the Ranking member on The Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

Grassley has been the sponsor of over 90 bills now enacted into law. Some notable bills include S.3052 (116th): United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act and S.3607 (116th): Safeguarding America’s First Responders Act of 2020.

Throughout his years of service, Grassley has maintained a reputation for pragmatism, discipline, and humanity that comes from listening to those around him to find common ground.

“Everyday, we’re working together as a team to deliver results for Iowas. I’m grateful to serve alongside these public servants,” Grassley said.

Shortly after his announcement, he received the endorsement of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and longtime friend and fellow Senator Mitch McConnel of Kentucky.

Grassley’s campaign also touted his support from the rest of the GOP congressional Delegation, Governor and Lt. Governor, the Secretary of Agriculture, and Secretary of State.

Grassley kicked off his campaign with campaign stops in Marion, PLesant Valley, Dyersville, and Waterloo.