Bobby Kaufmann (R) – Incumbent
Hometown: Wilton, Iowa
Education: Muscatine Community College, University of Iowa
Education: Bobby Kaufmann supports additional funding for higher-education institutions. He opposes elimination of tenure and using public money to fund private schools.
Health Care: Bobby Kaufmann believes in customized state-by-state health care.
Jobs/Economy: After voting in support of the state tax-change package passed in 2018, Kaufmann said he wants to evaluate the individual tax credit.
Environment/Agriculture: Kaufmann praised the water-quality bill passed last year and would support legislation that makes a bigger investment in water quality.
Jodi Clemens (D)
Hometown: West Branch
Education: Kirkwood Community College, A.A.
Education: Clemens wants to put additional funding toward the public-school system in Iowa and restore collective bargaining for public employees.
Health Care: Clemens supports a state-run Medicaid program and wants to prevent private companies from increasing health-care costs.
Jobs/Economy: Clemens seeks to cap donations from individuals and add transparency to reform campaign finance.
Environment/Agriculture: Clemens opposes the privatization of public utilities and seeks to introduce legislation to require notification be given to all neighbors before aerial chemicals can be sprayed on fields.