Kevin Kinney (D) – Incumbent
Hometown: Oxford, Iowa
Education: Clear Creek/Amana High School
Economy: Kinney wants to stimulate the rural Iowa economy by passing industrial-hemp legislation that allows farmers to grow the crop.
Education: Kinney supports increased funding for public education, community colleges, and public universities. He links education to a skilled workforce.
Health Care: Kinney favors a state-controlled Medicaid system. He thinks mental-health initiatives should receive more funding.
Environment: Kinney is a member of the Senate Natural Resources Committee and hopes for more funding for clean-water initiatives.
Heather Hora (R)
Hometown: Washington, Iowa
Economy: Hora supports lowering taxes and disentangling Iowa’s tax code. She believes lower taxes will allow families and businesses to thrive with lower costs of living.
Education: Hora wants to give more control to individual school districts to create curriculum and enforce policies. She supports sustainable K-12 funding.
Health Care: Hora would like to find ways to reduce costs associated with health care and make it more affordable for Iowans, according to her campaign Facebook.
Environment/Agriculture: To aid Iowa farmers, Hora supports low taxes, discovering new markets for Iowa agricultural products, and cutting red-tape surrounding agriculture.