(NEW HARTFORD) Today Rep. Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford) announced he will seek a fifth term to the Iowa House. Grassley represents District 50 which is made up of Grundy County, Southern Butler and Northern Hardin Counties.
Grassley graduated from Dike-New Hartford High School and Hawkeye Community College. Currently, he farms with his father and grandfather. He has also been active in his local community through his work with the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and the Oak Hill Cemetery Foundation Board.
In the House, Grassley serves as the Chairman of the Agriculture Committee. He also serves on the Commerce, State Government, and Ways and Means committees as well as the Agriculture and Natural Resources budget committee.
"Instead of partisan bickering, at the statehouse we've been able to come together and accomplish great things on behalf of Iowans. We have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country and have put forward responsible budgets that spend less than the state takes in," said Grassley. "I look forward to continuing this important work."
Pat and his wife, Amanda have been married for nine years and have two young children and are expecting their third this summer.
Rep. Grassley is pictured here filing his petitions with an election official in the Secretary of State's office.