Rep. Clel Baudler (R-Greenfield) filed nomination petitions March 8 to seek re-election to District 20 in the Iowa House of Representatives. House District 20 comprises all of Adair and Guthrie counties and portions of Cass and Dallas counties, including Perry.
Baudler, 76, was born and raised in Fontanelle. He served as an Iowa State Trooper for 32 years and has farmed since his retirement in 1997. He was first elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in 1998 from House District 78 and is serving his ninth term.
House District 78 was redrawn and became House District 58 in 2002. Redistricting following the 2010 U.S. Census changed Baudler’s constituency again in 2012, and he now serves in House District 20.
In the House, Baudler chairs the Public Safety committee and also serves on the Environmental Protection, Government Oversight and Natural Resources committees.
In filing his nomination papers, Baudler said he will continue his commitment to keeping Iowans protected as well as ensuring that taxpayer dollars are spent efficiently and effectively.
“Iowans’ well-being is one of my top concerns,” Baudler said, “and I will continue to find ways to keep our citizens safe. We must continue to fight against attempts to spend more than the state collects or use one-time money to pay for ongoing needs. Iowa families and businesses use these same common-sense principles, and government should be no different.”
Clel and his wife, Mary Carole, have been married for 55 years and have four children and 11 grandchildren.