Adel Democrat Bryce Smith enters District 19 House race

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Bryce Smith of Adel is seeking the Democratic nomination for the Iowa House of Representatives District 19 seat.

A Democrat candidate entered the race Friday for the District 19 seat in the Iowa House of Representatives. Bryce Smith, 24-year-old small business owner and resident of Adel, submitted to the Iowa secretary of state more than 250 signatures along with his petition to be put on ballot in the the June 7 primary election.

Iowa House District 19
Iowa House District 19 includes much of Dallas County and Union and Madison Townships in Polk County.

Smith says, “District 19, which comprises most of Dallas and northern Polk counties, has been and continues to change and grow,” Smith said. “We need a hardworking and common-sense legislator who can listen to everyone and find the best path forward for all. Our district and communities are full of hardworking families that need someone to depend on, someone who will listen and who will work just as hard as them.”

Smith, a graduate of Adel-De Soto-Minburn High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in education and business at the University of Northern Iowa.

He said the constant and growing dissonance in state government is a disservice to Iowans.

“It doesn’t matter whether we want a smaller or a larger government,” he said. “The first thing we have to do is make government work efficiently. The political games being played need to stop, and our elected officials need to start representing the people.”

Smith advocates timely and adequate funding for public schools, expand growth opportunities for small-business startups, fixing our cracked and fractured tax code, working hard to make and keep healthcare affordable, promoting and expanding our renewable energy resources and proposing environmental initiatives to help sustain and keep our beautiful Iowa landscapes and waterways clean.

For more information, visit Smith’s campaign website.

Bryce Smith is seeking to challenge incumbent Republican Ralph Watts in the November general election.
Bryce Smith is seeking to challenge incumbent Republican Ralph Watts in the November general election.

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