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David Young (R) – Incumbent
Hometown: Van Meter, Iowa
Education: Drake University, B.A.
Education: Young sponsored a bill in 2018 to allow the FFA to self-govern. In a 2015 newsletter, Young wrote he did not support Common Core standards and believes education decisions should rest with local school districts.
Health Care: Young supports replacing the Affordable Care Act with “market-based solutions.” Young also hopes to eliminate pre-existing condition limitations and allow younger people to remain on their parents’ plan.
Jobs/Economy: Young voted in favor of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and hopes to spur job creation through cuts and reform to the current tax code.
Environment/Agriculture: Young hopes to expand trade markets and has urged President Trump to reach a deal with China. He supports a renewable-fuel tax credit.
Immigration: Young supports strengthening border security, and ending the visa lottery program and chain-migration. He hopes to provide DACA recipients with legal status and mandate E-Verify for employers.
Cindy Axne (D)
Hometown: Des Moines
Education: University of Iowa
Education: Axne hopes to expand Pell Grants and cap the interest rate on student loans.
Health Care: Maintaining and improving the Affordable Care Act is a priority for Axne. She also aims to make sure that people cannot be discriminated against for having a pre-existing condition.
Jobs/Economy: Axne supports raising wages, addressing trade deals, and protecting unions.
Environment/Agriculture: Having supervised on the Governor’s Agenda on Clean Energy Iowa, Axne hopes to increase environmental research and development in a congressional role.
Immigration: Axne supports passing the DREAM Act and other measures to provide pathways to citizenship for immigrants. She also supports strengthening border security and addressing crime.