Iraq War veteran Nathan Bolton announced his bid on Friday for Iowa House seat 61. The district, located in Black Hawk County, is currently represented by democrat Anesa Kajtazovic, who is running for Congress. Bolton has called the Cedar Valley area home his entire life. Bolton is also on the steering committee for Rod Blum’s congressional campaign.
Below is the press release sent by Bolton’s campaign:
With the encouragement of family, friends, and supporters, Nathan Bolton announced today his candidacy for the Republican Party’s nomination to serve as the candidate for District 61 of the Iowa House of Representatives.
Bolton’s campaign will emphasize the need for a fresh, passionate voice in the Iowa House. “I’ve lived in the Cedar Valley my entire life. I’ve served my country in the Marine Corps, and now I intend to serve Iowans as the Representative from District 61,” Bolton said.
There are an array of issues important to Iowans, perhaps none more than education. As a father, Bolton counts that among his top priorities. “We need to reform education, Freedom of choice needs to be the new standard in education,” Bolton says, expressing his strong support for parent’s right to send their child to the best school possible. “When schools compete, children win.”
Bolton also wants to ensure that Iowa improve its tax code in order to become one of the most competitive states for attracting business, ensuring prosperity through growth and additional revenue. “With a better tax code, we can ensure that Iowa, with its hard-worked, skilled citizenry and beautiful, well-run cities, will be seen as an ideal spot for entrepreneurs and established businesses to set up shop.”
For the next several months, Bolton will make an outreach to the community, getting to personally know the electorate. He will also expand his campaign by revealing his three pillars of belief that will appeal to citizens searching for committed, honest, effective representation. Bolton has signed on Casey Dyball, of Waterloo, to serve as campaign manager, and Joshua Dalziel, of Evansdale, to serve as treasure.
Bolton was born in Cedar Falls and is a 2002 graduate of West High School, and he received a Bachelors Degree in Economics from the University of Northern Iowa in 2012. He is an Iraq War Veteran, having served honorably in the United States Marine Corps during the surge in 2008. He currently works as a warehouse worker at the Target Regional Distribution Center in Cedar Falls. This is Bolton’s first run for office.
Bolton, 29 lives in Waterloo with his six-year-old daughter, Grace, who attends Kingsley Elementary School.
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