DES MOINES, IOWA (February 28, 2022) — The State of Iowa has announced new measures to further demonstrate its solidarity with the brave people of Ukraine as they defend their freedom against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s tyranny.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 28, 2022) — The candidate filing period for state and federal offices in the 2022 primary and general elections began Monday, February 28, and runs through Friday, March 18, 5PM. Candidates must file their nominating petitions and affidavits of candidacy with the Office of Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate, either in the Capitol Building or in the Lucas Office Building.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 25, 2022) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announces 34 State Senate seats will be up for election in Iowa this year. During most general elections, 25 of the 50 seats are on the ballot. However, due to redistricting, nine more seats will be decided in 2022.

The winners of these nine seats will serve two-year terms. State Senate terms generally last four years.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 25, 2022) — Governor Kim Reynolds has released the following statement in response to the bipartisan vote to pass HF2317:

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 15, 2022) — Governor Kim Reynolds shared in detail her plan to give parents more choice in their child’s education by awarding Students First Scholarships to eligible low- and middle-income families during a press conference at Saint Theresa Catholic School in Des Moines.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 9, 2022) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is encouraging every high school in Iowa to conduct a voter registration drive on Tuesday, February 22. The date coincides with the birthday of first US President George Washington and will also be “Twosday” on the numerical calendar, 2/22/22.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 2, 2022) — During her 2022 Condition of the State, Governor Kim Reynolds introduced a sweeping tax reform proposal that will benefit every taxpayer in Iowa.

At LBS in Des Moines, an employee-owned book binding and luxury packaging business, Gov Reynolds discussed in detail her tax plan which will eliminate taxation of retirement income.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (February 1, 2022) — Eric Sorensen, meteorologist and candidate for Congress in Illinois’ 17th Congressional District, has announced his campaign’s strong fundraising numbers for Q4 2021. In their first seven weeks, the Sorensen campaign raised more than $109,000. Notably, Sorensen’s support comes from a broad base of 635 donors, with an average contribution of less than $160 and with 70% of contributions coming from within Illinois.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 25, 2022) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is encouraging civic-minded Iowans to assist voters in the 2022 elections by becoming poll workers. Tuesday, January 25 is National Poll Worker Recruitment Day. Iowa deploys around 10,000 poll workers for each statewide election.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 25, 2022) — Representative Gary Mohr (R-Bettendorf) spoke with reporters in the House Chamber this morning on his bill to make retirement income in Iowa tax-free.

House File 2026 was introduced the first week of the 2022 Legislative Session by Representative Mohr and 54 other Republican co-signers. This bill would immediately make all retirement income exempt from Iowa income taxes.

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