Posts tagged: Iowa House

Candidate Profile: James Butler

©mrogalla photographyJames Butler, of St. Charles, is seeking his first term in the Iowa House.  He is running for House District 26 which includes portions of Warren County.

James was born in Des Moines, and growing up he was taught the value of a dollar and a hard day’s labor.  After graduating from Roosevelt High School, James earned his Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Des Moines Area Community College.  He was hired as a Des Moines Police Cadet in 1988 and a Police Officer in 1990.  During that time he also earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management from Simpson College.  He also holds to Master of Arts Degrees:  One in Public Administration from Drake University, and one in Criminal Justice from Simpson College.

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Candidate Profile: Patrick Payton

Payton headshotPatrick Payton, of Newton, is seeking his first term in the Iowa House.  He is running for House District 29 which includes portions of Jasper County.

Patrick grew up in a working-class family on the east side of Des Moines.  He worked his way through school and graduated from Drake University, becoming a teacher.  Eventually, he decided to practice law and graduated from Drake Law School.  After graduation, he set up his law practice in Des Moines.  Patrick has also earned a Ph.D. in Education from Iowa State University and has taught at several universities.

Patrick has live in Newton with his wife, Della, for over 20 years and has served 20 years on the Board of Directors for the bipartisan Governor’s Safety Conference.  He now wants to take his experiences and serve his community in the Iowa House.

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