DES MOINES, Iowa – State Rep. Mark Cisneros, R-Muscatine, announced that he would run for re-election in the newly drawn Iowa House District 96.
Cisneros was first elected to the Iowa House in 2020 and represents the current Iowa House District 91. However, the approved redistricting map placed him in Iowa House District 95, which includes one township in his current district, the one he lives in, and extends south to the city limits of Burlington. Redistricting set up a potential contested primary with State Rep. David Kerr, R-Morning Sun, and a possible general election facing incumbent State Rep. Dennis Cohoon, D-Burlington, also placed in that district.
The new Iowa House District 96 is open and includes most of the population of his current district, which is why he decided he would move and run for re-election in that district.
“We are passionate about continuing to serve the majority of the City of Muscatine. Our family will seek a new home in 2022, well before the November 8 election,” Ciscernos announced.
“It has been a great honor and privilege representing the people of the Muscatine area and the State of Iowa over the last year. Fighting for pro-life and pro-family policies, preserving the Second Amendment, supporting Agriculture and Agribusiness, helping our Veterans, opposing business and income tax increases and vaccine mandates have been several of my top priorities. I have always stood with parents on liberty rights, whether in regards to laws affecting girls’ sports, medical freedom, curriculum, school choice, or homeschooling,” he added. “I look forward to building deeper and closer relationships with current, and new constituents in Muscatine County over the coming months and years.”
Cisneros currently serves on the House Commerce, Economic Growth, Local Government, and Transporation committees. He also serves on the Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee. In addition, Cisneros was recently named vice-chair of a special House task force to explore how to preserve individual freedom regarding vaccine mandates imposed on employees.
“This is a serious issue affecting thousands of Iowans, including medical workers, police, firefighters, and others who have been heroically working since the pandemic began,” he said.
Cisneros has been married to his wife Bridget for 19 years. They have six children and two grandchildren. They previously owned have previously owned Shop 2 Drop in Muscatine and Bella Boutique in West Liberty from 2008-2017. He is currently employed in the transportation industry, delivering fuel locally. Cisneros previously served 12 years with the Los Angeles, Calif. Parks Dept. in law enforcement.
He is the first person of Hispanic descent to be elected to the Iowa Legislature from either party.