ABI’s PAC Endorses Friends of Iowa Business

May 18, 2022 | Download PDF

DES MOINES—The Iowa Association of Business and Industry’s (ABI) political action committee (IIPAC) has announced endorsements in five House primary races and one Senate primary race set to be decided on Tuesday, June 7.

“The candidates IIPAC is endorsing today have a proven track record of supporting pro-jobs policies that have strengthened Iowa’s business climate and fostered greater economic growth. IIPAC is proud to designate these candidates, who are also incumbent legislators with the “Friend of Iowa Business” endorsement for the June primary,” said IIPAC Board Chair Kirk Tyler.

“We’re grateful to these policymakers for their support of business and industry during their time in office. The Legislature continues to advance policies that support private sector job growth and these individuals have played a critical role in that effort,” said ABI President Mike Ralston.

Below is a list of the IIPAC-endorsed legislative candidates by chamber and their respective new district numbers.

Iowa Senate

District 5: Dave Rowley – Dickinson, Emmet, Kossuth, Winnebago, Palo Alto Counties and Northern Clay County

Iowa House

District 4: Skyler Wheeler – Lyon County and Northern Sioux County

District 15: Matt Windschitl – Harrison County and part of Pottawattamie County

District 60: Jane Bloomingdale – Mitchell and Worth Counties and part of Cerro Gordo County

District 66: Lee Hein – Jones County and most of Jackson County

District 87: Joe Mitchell – Van Buren County and parts of Henry and Jefferson County

The nonpartisan IIPAC Board, comprised of IIPAC investors and ABI members, makes the Friend of Iowa Business selections. The board encourages voters to consider these endorsements when evaluating where candidates stand on business issues.

Candidates are evaluated on their support for a competitive business climate and their focus on a regulatory climate that enables job creation. Criteria include voting records of incumbent candidates, their stated approach to general business community concerns and input from ABI members and IIPAC contributors.

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