Congratulations to Zach Nunn who won the Polk County House District 30 race. Zach has served a career defending our nation’s freedom with the US military.Â A sixth-generation Iowan and Altoona native, Zach grew up the son of a public school teacher.Â Zach and his wife Kelly own and operate a small business and have two kids, Addi and Canon
Republican David Young, a disciple of U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley who returned to Iowa last year after two decades in Washington, defeated Democrat Staci Appel on Tuesday in the state’s 3rd District race for Congress. Young, 46, a Van Meter native, captured 52.8 percent of the vote in unofficial results, besting Appel by more than 10 percentage points. He will succeed U.S. Rep. Tom Latham, R-Clive, who didn’t seek re-election after 10 terms in the House of Representatives. The 3rd District covers 16 counties in southwest Iowa, extending from the Des Moines area to Council Bluffs. An elated Young, speaking to about 150 people at an American Legion post in his hometown, said Tuesday night he was humbled and he takes the responsibility of the office seriously. “This day’s not really about the election being over,” Young said. “It’s about the hard work we need to start tomorrow and I’m armed and ready to do that. This is a great district: very rural in some areas, very urban in others, as you know. I will leave no community untouched. I will listen to you and I will work hard in the halls of Congress for you.” Appel, in conceding the race, congratulated her supporters on running a great, tough campaign and thanked all of them. “While we were not successful today, we must continue to work toward a better, stronger future,” she said. See full story and photo from:Â http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/elections/2014/11/05/iowa-third-congressional-district-david-young-staci-appel-results/18489737/
Republican Joni Ernst will become Iowa’s first female U.S. senator â€” and the first female veteran in the history of the U.S. Senate â€” after claiming victory Tuesday night in a bruising, big-money race that remained stubbornly close for months. It wasn’t close on Election Day, though: Ernst seized 52.2 percent of the vote and defeated Democratic rival Bruce Braley by 8.5 percentage points — a margin outside even the strongest polling in her favor. Her 152-day battle with Braley also made history as Iowa’s most expensive race ever. More than $79 million was spent trying to influence votes on just these two candidates, OpenSecrets.org records show. “Thanks to you we are headed to Washington, and we are going to make them squeal!” Ernst told an elated crowd at the GOP election night party at the Marriott hotel in West Des Moines. “Tonight we’re going to take the Iowa way all the way to Washington!” http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/elections/2014/11/04/joni-ernst-wins-iowa-us-senate-seat/18490851/
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will headline the Republican Party of Polk Countyâ€™s Winter Victory Dinner on Tuesday, December 16 at 6 p.m. at the West Des Moines Marriott Hotel, Jordan Creek Parkway, it was announced by GOP Chairman Will Rogers.