Representative Peter Cownie just finished serving his fourth term in the Iowa House. He represents Iowa’s 42nd District, which includes West Des Moines.
Rep. Cownie is the Chairman of the Commerce committee, and also serves on the Agriculture, and Ways & Means committees.
Peter was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated from Dow,ling High School in West Des Moines in 1999 and went on to graduate from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2003 after receiving his B.A. in American Government.
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Iowa: The Best Place to Raise a Family
Labor Day is near which brings us a much deserved long weekend to spend with family and friends. This also means that classes will resume for the thousands of students from all across the state. Good luck to all Iowa students who will soon be heading back to school in the coming days or who have already begun their school year!
Since first being elected to the Iowa House, one of my primary goals has been to make Iowa a great place to raise a family or grow a business. Over the years we’ve made great strides to improve the state’s business climate and make Iowa as family-friendly as possible. Whether that’s providing a world-class education to our children or easing the tax burden on Iowans, House Republicans have always put families first. This hard work is paying off.
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Representative Jake Highfill just finished serving his second term in the Iowa House. He represents Iowa’s 39th District which includes Grimes and Johnston.
Rep. Highfill is the Chairman of the International Relations committee, and also serves on the Education, Government Oversight, Local Government, and State Government committees, as well as the Transportation, Infrastructure and Capitals budget subcommittee. Read more »
Representative Kevin Koester just finished serving his fourth term in the Iowa House. He represents Iowa’s 38th District, which covers part of Ankeny. In the House, Rep. Koester is the Chairman of the Local Government committee, and also serves on the Education, Natural Resources, and State Government committees. Read more »
Fiscal Year 2017 Underway
August is here and the 2016 Iowa State Fair has officially kicked off. As always, this year’s fair is packed full of top notch entertainment, food, and opportunities to participate.
The fair showcases the best of what our state has to offer; from agriculture and industry to music and culinary arts, and everything in between. I hope you take the opportunity to get out and enjoy the best state fair in the country. Read more »
A new version of the August 2016 Newsletter is available for viewing.
Click the link below to view the PDF version:
Caucus Newsletter – August 11
In this edition:
- FY 2017 Revenue Off To Slow Start
- IEDA & ABD to Review Iowa’s Alcohol Laws
- New Managed Care Model is Saving Lives
- Iowa Schools Get WISE with New Security Features
Newsletters will be distributed every other Thursday throughout the interim.
Representative John Landon just finished serving his second term in the Iowa House. He represents Iowa’s 37th District, which covers part of Ankeny.
Rep. Landon is the Chairman of the Administration and Regulation budget subcommittee. He is also a member of the Appropriations, Commerce, and Transportation committees.
John is a lifelong Iowan with a background in business and is committed to balancing the state budget creating jobs, a favorable climate for business and agricultural growth, eliminating costly regulations, and making education more cost effective. Read more »
Representative Zach Nunn, of Bondurant, just finished serving his first term in the Iowa House. Zach represents House District 30. The district consists of Eastern Polk County. Altoona and Bondurant make up the major population centers in the district. Zach serves on the Administration and Rules, Commerce, Economic Growth, Judiciary, Veterans Affairs, and Ways and Means Committees. He was elected House Assistant Majority Leader in 2015.
Zach has served a career defending our nation’s freedom with the US military. A decorated battlefield veteran, Zach deployed three times to operations in Iraq and Afghanistan flying 700-combat hours with the US Air Force; together, his team provided life-saving support to Special Forces and earned “Best Aircrew of the Year”. Read more »
Representative Greg Heartsill just finished serving his second term in the Iowa House. He represents Iowa’s 28th District, which includes Knoxville, Monroe, and Pleasantville.
Rep. Heartsill is the Vice Chairman of the Local Government and Government Oversight committees, and also serves on the Environmental Protection, Judiciary, and Public Safety committees.
Greg grew up in southeast Iowa in the little town of Salem and went to high school in nearby Mount Pleasant. He received a computer programming degree from Indian Hills Community College and a business degree from Buena Vista College.
With August right around the corner, a new school year is getting closer. That means back-to-school shopping which can be an expensive endeavor when you have multiple children that all need new supplies, clothes, and shoes.
In an effort to reduce the burden on Iowa taxpayers and leave more money in your pockets, the state has an annual sales tax holiday where no sales tax is collected on select clothing and shoes with a value of under $100 per item. This year, the tax-free weekend is Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6. Read more »