DES MOINES, Iowa – On Tuesday, State Senator Todd Taylor, D-Cedar Rapids, announced that he would seek re-election in the newly drawn Iowa Senate District 40. The new district in Linn County consists of Hiawatha, Robbins, and parts of Cedar Rapids.
Taylor was first elected to the Iowa Senate in 2018 to represent Iowa Senate District 35 after running unopposed in the Democratic primary and the general election succeeding former State Senator Wally Horn, D-Cedar Rapids.
“I am running for re-election simply because we have more work to do. I have always believed in and worked for policies that help hardworking Iowans. There’s so much we need to do yet to help middle-class families. We need to roll back the bad legislation that Republicans have enacted, and we need to pass good legislation to boost paychecks, address our workforce shortage, and fix our childcare crisis. I’m excited to continue my work advocating for my constituents, and I look forward to earning their support again,” he said in a released statement.
Before running for the Iowa Senate, Taylor served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1995 to 2019.
In the Iowa Senate, he serves on the Appropriations, Labor and Business Relations, Local Government, Transportation, and Ways and Means committees. He is also the ranking member of the Justice System Appropriations Subcommittee.
Taylor lives in Cedar Rapids with his wife Kim, and they have two children. He recently retired as an AFSCME representative.
The primary election will be held on June 7, 2022. Taylor will avoid a primary with State Senator Liz Mathis, D-Hiawatha, also drawn into Iowa Senate District 40. Instead, she is running for Congress in the newly drawn Iowa 2nd Congressional District.
The general election will be held on November 8, 2022.