DES MOINES, Iowa – State Rep. Skyler Wheeler, R-Orange City, filed his papers with the Iowa Secretary of State’s office for a fourth term to the Iowa House on Wednesday. Wheeler was first elected to the Iowa House in 2016 as the youngest member of the Legislature and has been instrumental in moving conservative legislation through the chamber while Republicans continue to hold a strong majority.
While he currently represents Iowa House District 4, his current residence is located in the new Iowa House District 3. Wheeler announced in December that he would move to run in the new Iowa House District which avoids a primary with his Republican colleague State Rep. Tom Jeneary of Le Mars.
“I am honored to represent so many great people in Northwest Iowa,” Wheeler said. “Having the opportunity to be a strong voice in Des Moines for the people of Northwest Iowa is such an honor. Northwest Iowa is full of strong, conservative patriots and they deserve a legislator that fits that mold. I look forward to continuing to be that legislator for the folks of the newly created House District 4.”
Wheeler serves on the Judiciary, Local Government, Ways and Means Committees, and the Justice Systems Appropriations Budget Subcommittee. He is the Vice-Chairman of the House Education Committee.
“Over the last five-plus years, Republicans in Des Moines have passed countless pieces of conservative legislation,” Wheeler said. “We have stood for life, we have defended and expanded Second Amendment rights, and we have helped spur economic growth with big, responsible tax cuts.
“Even with all of these conservative wins, there is more to be done. Northwest Iowa must continue to send a strong, conservative champion to Des Moines to push these issues across the finish line. I look forward to again earning the support of the great folks of Northwest Iowa.”
Wheeler, 28, is a graduate of Northwestern College in Orange City where he lives with his wife Jess, his daughter Adalynn, and his son Stetson. The Wheeler family plans to move north into the new district.