Iverson rides again

Iverson rides again! That’s the subject line KQWC reporter Pat Powers put on the email he just sent me.  Former Senate Republican Leader Steart Iverson of Clarion plans to run again for the legislature.  He’ll be running for a House seat that’s currently held by Representative McKinley Bailey, a Democrat from Webster City.

“The biggest thing that concerns me is the rate of spending that we’e seen in the Iowa legislature over the past few years,” Iverson told KQWC Radio.  “…This is just not acceptable.”

Iverson indicated the closure of the Electrolux plant in Webster City would be an issue.  “We’ve got to look at jobs because of you don’t have a job, it’s pretty tough to pay our bills and everything else kind of goes along with that,” Iverson said in the radio interview.

Iverson spent 15 years on his local school board, and then won a seat in the Iowa House in 1988.  He won a seat in the Iowa Senate in 1994.  Iverson was deposed as Senate Republican Leader in the spring of 2006 and he later that year announced his retirement from the legislature.   He was elected chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa in early 2008, a position he held through that election cycle.

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.