Chapman to mount primary challenge for treasurer nomination

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Josh Chapman of Adel has announced his campaign for the Republican  nomination for Dallas County Treasurer.

ADEL, Iowa — Josh Chapman of Adel, the son of Dallas County Supervisor Kim Chapman and brother of state Sen. Jake Chapman, has announced his campaign for the Republican  nomination for Dallas County Treasurer, setting that stage for a primary contest with the current country treasurer, Republican Mitch Hambleton.

Chapman, a former mayor and city council member of De Soto, has experience on the Dallas County GOP Central Committee, Dallas County E911 Board, Dallas County Emergency Management Board and Dallas County Conference Board. He was a founding member of the Young Republicans of Dallas County.

The lifelong Dallas County resident is the chief financial officer at Midwest Ambulance Service of Iowa Inc., a family-owned business founded by his father in 1984. Chapman is an ADM High School graduate with a bachelor’s degree from William Penn University and an MBA from the University of Iowa.

“Through my work experience as a CFO and my education, I am confident that I am qualified and ready to serve as the next Dallas County treasurer,” Chapman said in a Jan. 20 statement.

Chapman said he is a fiscal conservative who will be “a good steward of taxpayer dollars.”  He and his wife, Shalie, have three children.

Hambleton announced last week that he would retire after two terms, but the Dallas Center Republican reversed that decision this week and will now seek reelection.

Candidates have until Friday, March 25 to file nomination papers for the Tuesday, June 7 primary election. The 2022 general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8.

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