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Rep. Grassley announces re-election bid

June 25, 2011
Reinbeck Courier

Rep. Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford) announced today that he will be running for re-election in House District 50. After redistricting, District 50 is comprised of Grundy County, Southern Butler County and Northern Hardin County.

"After discussions with my family and at the urging of supporters in Hardin, Grundy and Butler Counties, I am humbled to be seeking my fourth term in the Legislature," said Grassley.

Grassley currently serves as Chairman of the Economic Growth committee. He is also on the Commerce and Ways and Means Committees as well as the Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee.

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As Chair of the Economic Growth Committee, Grassley has focused on legislation to put Iowans back to work, spark the state's economy, and help Iowa's small businesses. It is an area that he intends to remain focused on.

"With over 100,000 Iowans out of work, we must find bold ways to give employers the tools to get our state economy moving forward again," said Grassley. "I will continue my work to improve Iowa's business climate and signal to employers that we are open for business."

He is also committed to saving taxpayers' money and reining in state government spending.

"The time for responsible government is long overdue. It's important to fund Iowans' priorities while reducing the size, scope and cost of government," said Grassley.

Grassley is an active farmer, farming with his father and grandfather. He has also been active in the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation. Pat and his wife, Amanda, have two young daughters, Indee and Reagan.



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