District: Iowa House District 26

Occupation: Small Business Owner

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Why did you decide to run for office?

It is important to me as a resident of Iowa and specifically, Warren county that we have someone who will lead and advocate effectively for our district. I was raised to believe that you “don’t complain about a problem– you fix it!” Hard work and honesty are the foundations of who I am, and I believe it is those principals that will help me to serve effectively in the statehouse.

What do you hope to accomplish?

I want to be a strong voice for the needs of my district while maintaining low taxation and not over governing the people.

What would you like the voters to know?

You Matter! I think many people have lost track of the fact that they really do matter in this process. We are a government of the people, by the people, for the people.

Tell us more about your business experience:

I am a licensed insurance agent, I own a dance studio, and I retain a repairman certificate issued to me by the Federal Aviation Administration for Hot Air Balloon inspection and repair, which I utilize when working at my family business, National Ballooning Ltd. We are the only Hot Air Balloon manufacturing business in the State of Iowa.

IFR Notes:

Republicans have been frustrated at their inability to take the 26th and attribute their poor past performance in winning this house seat plague of low-quality candidates. However, they are optimistic about the recruitment of Boden. They are also encouraged by the fact that Joni Ernst won the district by 12% in 2014, President Trump won it by 13% in 2016, and Governor Reynolds won it by 4% in 2018.

Democrat Scott Ourth represents the 26th House District. He was first elected in 2013. Ourth made headlines in the fall of 2019 when he was arrested for operating a vehicle while under the influence. This most recent incident brings his total number of OWI convictions to three.

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