(COGGON) – Today, Louie Zumbach (R-Coggon) announced his intentions to seek the Republican nomination for Iowa House District 95.
House District 95 covers southeast Buchanan County as well as the majority of rural Linn County. The communities of Center Point, Central City, Lisbon, and Mount Vernon make up the main population centers of the district. The district is currently represented by Rep. Quentin Stanerson (R-Center Point), who announced that he would not seek re-election in 2016.
“I’m running to represent the great people of House District 95 because we need a leader who is going to look out for our future generations,” said Zumbach. “I’ve been very fortunate over the course of my life to have been given great opportunities to succeed. I want to make sure my four daughters, as well as each and every Iowan, are given those same opportunities. It would be an honor to represent the citizens of District 95 and take my message of common sense solutions and fiscal responsibility to Des Moines.
Rep. Stanerson has been a tremendous representative for the people of House District 95 and I thank him for his service.””
Louie is a fourth generation farmer, born and raised near Coggon, Iowa. He is a graduate of Monticello High School, Kirkwood Community College, and Auctioneer School. Louie, and his wife Deb, have been involved in farming their entire married life and own and operate a small auction company, which is named after their four daughters.
Using his background in business and farming, Louie will bring a wealth of knowledge and a practical approach to solving problems in Des Moines. He knows Iowa needs to balance its checkbook while also making strategic investments in the priorities Iowans count on like high quality education, a skilled workforce, and public safety.
“As a strong supporter of Iowa agriculture and small businesses, I will work tirelessly to cut burdensome red tape that hinders job creation and stifles innovation,” said Zumbach. “I will make sure the state balances its budget and look to find solutions to end unfunded mandates.
I would be deeply honored to represent the citizens of our great community in the Iowa House.”
Rep. Stanerson sees Louie as the best equipped to replace him in the Iowa House saying:
“Once I step aside, I hope you will all join me in supporting Louie Zumbach to represent our rural communities in the Iowa House,” Rep. Stanerson said. “Iowans expect their elected officials to come together to be able to find common ground, while also keeping true to their principles. Louie will be a fighter for the hard working taxpayers of Iowa to ensure their dollars are spent efficiently and in the most effective way possible.”
Louie currently serves as the President of Linn County ISU Extension and Outreach, and is a member of the National Federation of Independent Business, the Linn County Fair Association, and the Linn County Farm Bureau. He has previously served as the President of The Linn County Fair Association as well as the Linn County Planning and Zoning Commission. He has served as a volunteer fireman for the Prairieburg Fire District, on the Coggon Lion’s Club, and on his local church council.