DES MOINES, Iowa – State Rep. Lee Hein, R-Monticello, and State Rep. Steven Bradley, R-Cascade, were both drawn into the new Iowa House District 66. Both men filed their paperwork and petition signatures to the Iowa Secretary of State’s office last week.
Hein currently represents Iowa House District 96 that includes most of the western half of Jones County and Delaware County. He was first elected to the Iowa House in 2010.
“It is an honor to serve my constituents in the Iowa House,” Hein, 61, said. “As state representative, I believe it is my job to ensure Iowa remains the best place to live, work and raise a family. I will continue to work hard to be a strong voice for rural Iowa in the Statehouse.”
Hein is the chair of the Iowa House Ways and Means Committee, and also serves on the Iowa House Agriculture Committee.
He lives and works a farm outside Monticello with his wife Jacky. They have two children.
Bradley currently represents Iowa House District 58 that includes all of Jackson County, the eastern half of Jones County, and parts of Dubuque County. He was first elected in 2020.
“I am so humbled to have the opportunity to represent my community in the Iowa House in my first term,” said Bradley in a statement in November when he announced his reelection bid. “My work is not complete. There is still much we can accomplish to protect Iowans’ individual freedoms, lower the tax burden and grow the workforce in Iowa. I look forward to getting to know the voters of House District 66 as I humbly ask for their vote in 2022.”
He serves as the vice chair of the Iowa House Human Resources Committee and also serves on the Economic Growth, Natural Resources, and Transportation committees. He also serves on the Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee.
Bradley lives in Cascade with his wife Candy. He works as a dentist and a flight instructor.
The new Iowa House District 66 will include all of Jones County and most of Jackson County.
Abortion will be a wedge issue in the Republican primary. Hein voted against the fetal heartbeat abortion ban and during this current term voted against HJR 5 that would add abortion neutrality language to Iowa’s Constitution. Bradley voted for that proposed amendment.