Steve King (R) – Incumbent
Hometown: Storm Lake, Iowa
Education: Denison High School
Education: King does not support No Child Left Behind or Common Core standards.
Health Care: King wants to repeal all of the Affordable Care Act and replace it. He supports more free-market health-care options and wants to strengthen funding for Medicare.
Jobs/Economy: King supports reducing taxes and regulations on businesses. He voted for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in 2017.
Environment/Agriculture: King supports incentives for domestic production of ethanol, biodiesel, and wind energy.
Immigration: King supports completing a fence along the U.S. border with Mexico. He opposes granting amnesty and believes the government should not provide welfare for undocumented immigrants.
J.D. Scholten (D)
Hometown: Sioux City
Education: University of Minnesota
Education: Scholten wants to explore making community college and public universities tuition-free for qualifying students. He also supports investing in student-loan-debt assurance.
Health Care: Scholten supports Medicare for all. He wants to introduce a public health-care option to compete with private insurance companies and offering a Medicare buy-in for those 55 and older.
Jobs/Economy: Scholten hopes to create jobs through investing in infrastructure projects, raising the minimum wage, and strengthening the bargaining abilities of labor unions.
Environment: Scholten wants to address climate change by investing in green technology, conservation, and clean-water projects.
Immigration: Scholten wants to give current undocumented immigrants more pathways to legal status and continue current border protection.