DES MOINES, IA- Yesterday at the Secretary of State’s office, Senator Rich Taylor officially filed to run for re-election this November.
Senator Taylor is the chair of the Local Government Committee and also serves on the Economic Growth, Human Resources, Judiciary, and Justice Systems Budget committees. He has represented Iowa’s 42nd Senate District since 2012, serving the people of Henry, Lee, Washington, and Jefferson counties.
“Since day one in the Senate, I have been fighting for my constituents at the State House. I hope to continue that fight in the coming years, because we need to make sure that our state government is leading Iowa in the right direction, and not dragged backwards by an all-Republican statehouse.”
Taylor served 7 years in the National Guard after high school and is a licensed master electrician, master HVAC technician, and master refrigeration mechanic. He worked for 26 years at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison, where he learned about the importance of efficient government and was able to save the state over $100,000 a year in energy costs by implementing an Environmental Facilities Improvement project. He is also an active member of his local chapter of AFSCME.
A lifelong resident of the Mount Pleasant area, Senator Taylor is looking forward to traveling his district and talking to his constituents over the next few months.
“Government doesn’t work unless it’s getting feedback and ideas from the people it serves. As I campaign for re-election in the coming months, I hope to talk with all of my constituents about their ideas, and if I don’t see you on the campaign trail, please feel free to contact me at (319) 931-1568.”