Feenstra launches re-election bid

Friday, January 6, 2012

New Senate District 2 includes Cherokee County

HULL -- State Senator Randy Feenstra (R-Hull) launched his re-election campaign this week for the Iowa Senate and pledged to run an aggressive grassroots campaign to represent the newly created Senate District 2, which includes all of Sioux, O'Brien and Cherokee counties and the eastern four townships in Plymouth County.

First elected to the Senate in November of 2008, Feenstra said he is running for a second term in order to continue his strong advocacy for hardworking Iowa taxpayers, help small businesses create more jobs, promote a smarter and more effective government and stand up for life, traditional marriage and strong education.

"I remain committed to transforming government by making it more effective and efficient. I also pledge to my constituents, that I will work hard at creating more economic opportunity and strong school systems" said Feenstra, who serves as the Ranking Member on the powerful Senate Ways and Means Committee in addition to appointments on the Senate Education, Commerce and State Government committees.

"As ranking member of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, I will be on the front lines, working to make Iowa's tax system fairer and more competitive so that employers can create more jobs and Iowans can keep more of their hard earned dollars," he added.

Beside his work in the Senate, Feenstra, a lifelong resident of Sioux County, is the Insurance Manager at the Iowa State Bank in Hull. Prior to that, he served two years as the Sioux County Treasurer. He was also the Hull City Manager for seven years and the Sales Manager at the Foreign Candy Company, headquartered in Hull.

Feenstra has a Bachelors degree from Dordt College and a Masters of Public Administration from Iowa State University.

Feenstra is also active in his community and church as he currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Dordt College, Sioux Center Executive hospital board and sits on several foundation boards.

He has been a Sunday school teacher for over 16 years and previously served as an EMT for 14 yeas. He is actively involved in the Hull Kiwanis club, having served as both President and Treasurer. Feenstra is married to his wife Lynnette of 16 years and they have four children: Taylor, Erika, Dawson and Savannah

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