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News :: Election profile: Iowa Senate District 38 candidate Tim Kapucian
· 11:16am November 1st, 2012
State Senator Tim Kapucian (R-Keystone), an active family farmer and agricultural leader, is seeking re-election to the Iowa Senate and will run to represent the newly drawn Senate District 38, which includes all of Benton, Iowa and Poweshiek Counties in East Central Iowa.
The Ranking Member of the Senate Transportation Committee and Transportation, Infrastructure and Capitals Appropriations Subcommittee, Kapucian additionally serves as a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and Senate Natural Resources Committee and recently co-chaired the “Re-Open Iowa for Business” Rules and Regulations Tour. Kapucian was also recently appointed to serve on the governor’s 20-20 Transportation Commission.
Kapucian said he is running for a second term in order to continue his strong advocacy for more private sector jobs, less government spending, lower taxes, world class education and a strong rural and agricultural economy.
“My focus has and will continue to be on solutions that will lead to a climate where good paying private sector jobs can be created in every community in every county,” said Kapucian, a Senate Republican Assistant Leader. “Iowans want good private sector jobs, less government spending and lower taxes and those are the priorities I will continue to fight for,” he added.
Kapucian also said that he will continue to be a champion for good roads, bridges and infrastructure as they are important to Iowa’s economy and to the safety of all Iowans and those that visit our state.
“I am concerned over the shape of our roads and bridges and how we can improve infrastructure while being minimally invasive on productive farm land,” he said. “If we are to be a state that has a growing economy, a strong agricultural sector and continue to be welcoming to visitors, we need to have a good transportation system and you can count on me to be a strong supporter of that given my leadership positions in the Senate.”
In addition to his work in the Senate and on his family farm near Keystone, Kapucian is past president of the Iowa Pork Producers Association and served on the Agricultural Advisory Board to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He was named a “Friend of Agriculture” by the Iowa Farm Bureau in 2008. Kapucian is a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Keystone and is married to his wife Brenda and he has two step-daughters and two step-grandchildren.
Kapucian, who currently represents all of Grundy and Benton Counties, most of Tama County and a portion of Iowa County, is excited about bringing his optimistic message and hardworking grassroots campaign to every community with the goal of bringing about a new direction for Iowa and a brighter future for our children and grandchildren.
“I am truly grateful for the past support I have received and I look forward to meeting and working with constituents of the new senate district as well as continuing to work with those I already represent,” Kapucian concluded.
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